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RFCS – Big Tickets for Steel – 2022

RFCS - Big Tickets for Steel, aiming at developing and demonstrating innovative clean steel breakthrough technologies leading to near-zero-carbon steel making.

104 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Environment & Climate
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions European Economic Area, European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • New, sustainable and low-carbon steelmaking and finishing processes
  • Advanced steel grades and applications
  • Conservation of resources, protection of the environment and circular economy
  • Management of work force and working conditions


  • Priority 1: evaluation of compatibility of metallurgical gas streams from steel plants with current/future CCUS infrastructures
  • Priority 2: conditioning and separation of metallurgical gases (containing CO2, CO, CH4, etc.) to meet specifications for CCUS applications
  • Priority 3: process Integration (PI) in steel plants to reduce the use of fossil carbon and associated CO2 emissions

Among financed actions

  • Exloitation strategies
  • Development and dissemination of competencies

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 54 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or privarte entity
  • Be a consortium compiosed of at least 2 entities from 2 different Member-states
  • Total budget of the topic « Big Tickets for Steel »: 104 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 5 and 18 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: 50% of the total eligible costs

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