SUSTAIN Future Steel Manufacturing Research Hub – Technology Translation Fund (TTF)
Closing Date: –
Funding to support step-change improvements in the areas of carbon neutral iron and steelmaking and smart steel processing through the development of a demonstrator, or translation of an existing technology from another application or industry, to steel.
The SUSTAIN Future Steel Manufacturing Research Hub is a seven-year, £35 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Research Hub. SUSTAIN’s vision is to transform the steel supply chain from a reliance on CO2 intensive commodity products to a flexible and responsive sector where energy and resource are used and reused far more effectively. This disruptive approach will allow UK iron and steel makers to become world leaders in carbon neutrality and zero waste and focussed on functional high value products created via novel approaches to manufacturing.
SUSTAIN runs the Technology Translation Fund (TTF) to support applications that broadly supports the Hub’s two Grand Challenges of Carbon Neutral Iron and Steelmaking and Smart Steel Processing. Further information about the Grand Challenges is available here.
Proposals should be novel and aim to support step-change improvements in one of the two SUSTAIN Grand Challenge areas through the development of a demonstrator, or translation of an existing technology from another application or industry, to steel. Ideas outside of the Grand Challenge scope will also be considered if they are deemed to have significant potential impact upon the UK Steel Industry and the SUSTAIN Grand Challenges.
Proposals should operate through technology readiness levels (TRL) 3.5-5. The main scope should be focused on significantly improving the UK steel industry’s carbon footprint through direct changes and augmentation of systems and processes, the introduction of novel technology and provision of digital methods for tracking, improved supply chain management and closed loop recycling of products.