Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Government of Canada

Government of Canada
ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Tenova Goodfellow Inc.

Tenova Goodfellow Inc.

February 22, 2011 11:05 ET

Sustainable Development Technology Canada Partners With Tenova Goodfellow Inc. on Energy Efficiency Project at ArcelorMittal Dofasco

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2011) - Tenova Goodfellow Inc. (TGI) is pleased to announce a contribution agreement with Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to demonstrate TGI's proprietary "Next Gen Energy Efficiency Breakthrough Technology" System for the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) industry. TGI's second SDTC supported project to develop leading edge clean technology will be completed in collaboration with Canada's leading steel producer ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

"Supporting clean energy technology in Canada is an effective way to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create high-quality jobs for Canadians," said David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale. "SDTC funding to Tenova Goodfellow's Next Gen Electric Arc Furnace system is another example of how we are strengthening Canada's position as a leader in clean energy technology."

The NEXT GEN EAF project aims to demonstrate a comprehensive real-time monitoring and process control system where the electric furnace is controlled and operated according to the total electrical and chemical energy input adjusted dynamically for energy losses. The objective is to use an array of advanced sensors and process models to manage the EAF mass and energy balance online with the primary goal being to make a step change of approximately 5% (36 kWh/ton of steel) reduction in EAF energy use and related GHG emissions.

A successful first project with SDTC brought to fruition the launch of the Company's i BOF® and i COMBUSTION® technologies, making it possible for TGI to enter into significant new international market opportunities in the area of BOF Steelmaking and Cement applications.

As the host test site, ArcelorMittal Dofasco and other EAF operators will benefit from predictive models and real-time analysis in the steel melting process creating the opportunity for better use of energy and emission controls.

"SDTC and the Government of Canada have enabled TGI to remain a strong competitor worldwide in the global steelmaking industry. The Next Gen EAF project will continue to build on that success, enabling us to maintain our innovative edge within the EAF Steelmaking Industry," states Mauro Bianchi Ferri, CEO of TGI. 

"Clean technologies are being integrated into Canada's main industrial sectors, and the project led by TGI is a great example of this," says Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. "The Next Gen EAF technology will allow the EAF steelmaking industry to reduce both its costs and its GHG emissions, combining the economic and environmental benefits of clean technologies."

"Our steelmaking focus is on continuous improvement," says Juergen Schachler, President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Dofasco. "Collaborative projects like TGI's Next Gen EAF will help the steel industry as a whole as we work to drive efficiency in steelmaking to improve our energy consumption and emission performance." 

As Lead Organization, TGI will direct the project along with Consortium Members, University of Toronto, ArcelorMittal Dofasco , Tenova SpA, and Tenova Re Energy GmbH. The project will receive more than $1.5 million in funding over three years by SDTC. In addition to SDTC funding, this project is leveraged by a significant cash and in-kind investment from the consortium partners. 

"We look forward to once again partnering with SDTC on this new project and to continue our long association with University of Toronto as we collaborate in the area of Clean Technology," states Dr. Howard Goodfellow, President of TGI, "We are also excited to have ArcelorMittal Dofasco, a leader in Canada's EAF steel market on board as our Industrial Partner." 

About Sustainable Development Technology Canada

SDTC is an arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government's commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians. SDTC finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies which provide solutions to issues of climate change, clean air, water quality and soil and which deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians. For more information on SDTC please visit www.sdtc.ca.

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