13 episodes

The Green Steel Challenge podcast aims to invite a conversation, ignite innovation and accelerate change within and around the steel industry, contributing significantly to the decarbonisation of this crucial material.
Drawing inspiration from Willy Korf, the German entrepreneur known as a steel rebel and pioneer of the mini-mill and DRI, this podcast challenges the steel industry. Produced by The Willy Korf Foundation and Kallanish Commodities, both neutral entities deeply connected to the steel industry yet without direct commercial interests, we aim to be a platform for transformative ideas.

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The Green Steel Challenge The Willy Korf Foundation

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The Green Steel Challenge podcast aims to invite a conversation, ignite innovation and accelerate change within and around the steel industry, contributing significantly to the decarbonisation of this crucial material.
Drawing inspiration from Willy Korf, the German entrepreneur known as a steel rebel and pioneer of the mini-mill and DRI, this podcast challenges the steel industry. Produced by The Willy Korf Foundation and Kallanish Commodities, both neutral entities deeply connected to the steel industry yet without direct commercial interests, we aim to be a platform for transformative ideas.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 12: Gunnar Groebler, Salzgitter Group

    Episode 12: Gunnar Groebler, Salzgitter Group

    In Episode 12 we hear from Gunnar Groebler, CEO of Salzgitter Group. The Salzgitter Flachstahl integrated site is the European leader in converting from coal-based blast furnace production to renewable-powered EAF production based on H2-fuelled DRI as a raw material.
    The challenges for this transformation are truly immense, especially within Europe, and the discussion around it is critical to understanding the wider regional implications of the Green Steel Challenge.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 11: Mario Arvedi Caldonazzo, Arvedi Group

    Episode 11: Mario Arvedi Caldonazzo, Arvedi Group

    In Episode 11, Mario Arvedi Caldonazzo, CEO of Italian-based Arvedi Group, talks about how his group is unique within Europe in already being established as an EAF-based flat products producer, like the mini mills of North America.
    He talks about how the entrepreneurial spirit of his business and its technology capability allows it to respond dynamically to The Green Steel Challenge.


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    • 52 min
    Episode 10: Anne-Marie Grossmann, GMH Gruppe

    Episode 10: Anne-Marie Grossmann, GMH Gruppe

    Episode 10 features Dr Anne-Marie Grossmann, Board Member of the German special producer GMH. Germany and its steel industry is perhaps at the forefront of the current revolution occurring in response to The Green Steel Challenge.
    In this episode Dr Anne-Marie Grossmann presents a clear and honest appraisal of what is happening in Germany which then has huge relevance to Europe and subsequently other regions of the world.

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    • 46 min
    Episode 9: Simon Farry, Rio Tinto

    Episode 9: Simon Farry, Rio Tinto

    In Episode 9, we welcome Simon Farry, Head of Steel Decarbonisation at Rio Tinto. This is our first dedicated episode featuring an upstream miner and it offers a captivating view on the role of iron ore mining in the Green Steel Challenge.
    The discussion covers both the Atlantic and Asian markets that concern Rio Tinto whilst diving into the new technologies and business models that offer a tantalising look at a completely redesigned global iron and steel industry.


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    • 37 min
    Episode 8: John Lichtenstein, World Steel Dynamics

    Episode 8: John Lichtenstein, World Steel Dynamics

    John Lichtenstein is the Managing Partner at World Steel Dynamics, a globally-known, US-based steel industry information provider and consultancy.
    World Steel Dynamics has recently produced one of the first comprehensive reports on the likely pathways to decarbonising for the steel industry and in this episode John describes and comments on the findings of the report and highlights that by 2030 we’ll only just at the starting line for decarbonisation.

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    • 40 min
    Episode 7: The Journey So Far

    Episode 7: The Journey So Far

    In episode 7, James, Mike and Astrid discuss and recap the first six episodes of The Green Steel Challenge Podcast. They talk about what they have learnt and experienced and touch on some of the issues that will be debated in upcoming episodes.
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    • 32 min

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