Registration Due : July 30th D-04

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October 6 ~ 8, 2021 Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas, Seoul, Korea

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Key Dates

  • Attendees Registration Due July 30 th
  • Speakers Presentation Material Submission August 27 th

Hybrid International Forum ‘HyIS 2021’

Opportunity to share the most advanced hydrogen ironmaking technology
and discuss collaborated approaches at the Online & Onsite

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World Steel Association ㅣBelgium


Australian Government | Australia


Hydrogen Strategy

SSAB | Sweden

Martin Wenguo PEI

HYBRIT – SSAB’s transformation to a fossil free steel company

POSCO | Korea

Duk-Lak LEE

IEA | France


Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap

Air Liquide | Taiwan





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Keynote speakers

Edwin BASSON World Steel Association ㅣBelgium

After a few years in the banking industry, Edwin Basson joined the steel industry in 1994 as Chief Economist at Iscor Ltd. in South Africa. In 1996, he became Business Unit Manager for coated steel products and flat steel products. He later headed Strategic Initiatives at the company. Edwin was transferred to Europe when Iscor became a part of Mittal Steel(now ArcelorMittal) in 2004 as a General Manager responsible for Marketing Strategy and was part of the Merger & Acquisition team in Mittal steel.

From 2006 until he joined the World Steel Association(worldsteel), he was Vice President, Commercial Co-ordination, Marketing and Trade Policy at ArcelorMittal. Edwin joined worldsteel in August 2011 as Director General. Edwin received his PhD in economics from Pretoria University. He taught economics at the same university from 1984 to 1990.
Alan FINKEL Australian Government | Australia

Hydrogen Strategy

Alan Finkel is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur.
He was Australia’s chief scientist from 2016 to 2020, during which time he led the National Electricity Market Review, the development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and the panel that advised the Australian Government on the 2020 Low Emissions Technology Roadmap.
He is currently Chair of Stile Education, Chair of the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Advisory Council, and Special Advisor to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technologies.
Martin Wenguo PEI SSAB | Sweden

HYBRIT – SSAB’s transformation to a fossil free steel company

Dr. Pei has a BSc degree in Ferrous Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China and a PhD degree in Process Metallurgy, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr. Pei started his working experience in 1994 at Danieli and since 2001 he has been employed at SSAB, helding several management positions as R&D manager and GM for primary operations in Oxelösund, Sweden.
Since 2007 he has served as Executive Vice President & CTO at SSAB.
Dr. Pei is the initiator of the HYBRIT initiative, a cooperation between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, and served as the first term Chairman of Board for Hybrit Development AB. He is currently Chairman of Board for SWERIM – the Swedish Research Institute of Mining and Metal Research, and member of Board for Jernkontoret.
Dr. Pei is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Duk-Lak LEE POSCO | Korea
  • 2021.01

    [National Academy Engineering of Korea (General Member)

  • 2020.01

    [POSCO] Head of Technical Research Laboratories (Senior Executive Vice President)

  • 2019.01

    [POSCO] Head of Technology Strategy Office (Executive Vice President)

  • 2018.01

    [POSCO] Head of Technical Management Office (Executive Vice President)

  • 2016.02

    [POSCO] Head of Steel Solution Marketing Dept. (Executive Vice President)

  • 2015.02

    [POSCO] Head of Project Support Dept. (Senior Vice President)

  • 2013.03

    [RISTechBiz] President *concurrent position

  • 2013.03

    [RIST] Head of Management Support Division (Senior Vice

Hana MANDOVA IEA | France

Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap


Hana is an energy analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), within the industry team of the Energy Technology Policy Division.
Her focus is on defining the current and future energy trends of the iron and steel sector and together with Dr Peter Levi, she is one of the co-authors of the presented Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap.

Prior joining the IEA in 2019, Hana completed a PhD on opportunities for decarbonisation of the European iron and steel industry using bioenergy.
She published multiple journal articles evaluating the potential of bioenergy as an emission reduction strategy for the industry sector and received numerous international awards for the contribution to knowledge.

Olivier BLACHIER Air Liquide | Taiwan


Olivier BLACHIER is the Vice-President, Energy Transition & H2 Energy, APAC Hub in charge of the ET task force & its roadmap implementation, the management of H2E Business Line and the supervision of Capital Implementation in Asia-Pacific in Air Liquide.
Olivier leads the Hub Energy Transition Task Force. He drives key Affiliates H2E strategie definition and deployment, with a particular focus on strategic partnerships development management (along H2 chain).

He also ensures alignment of CI execution resources, competitive solutions & risks mitigation with the above ambition.
Olivier joined Air Liquide Group in 2007. He played critical roles in Solar Photovoltaic, Electronics, and Industrial Merchant World Business respectively in the group.

Olivier is a French-American dual-citizen holding Business & Finance degree from UC Berkeley (USA) and a Master of Sciences in Fluid Mechanics & Chemical Engineering from Grenoble Polytechnique National Institute (France); as well as various executive education certificates from UC Stanford (USA) in strategy & change management.

Ronald E. Ashburn AIST

Hitoshi Dohnomae JISF | Japan

Japan's effort to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050.(tentative)

In 1988, joined Nippon Steel Corporation and assigned to a researcher in Advanced Technology Research Laboratories. In 2015, Head of Environment Research Laboratory. In 2019, General Manager in Environment Division of Nippon Steel Corporation and the Chair for International Environmental Strategy Committee of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation.

In 1988, master's degree in chemistry from the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University. In 1993, Doctor of Science from Kyoto University. In 2013, Professional Engineer, Japan (Applied Science).
Xinchuang LI CISA | People’s Republic of China

Insight on decarbonication plan of Chinese government and outlook on steel industry in China

Mr. Li Xinchuang, Professorate Senior Engineer and Registered Consulting Engineer (investment), enjoying special allowance approved by the State Council, Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Now he works as Chairman and Chief Engineer of China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI), Vice Chairman of China Iron & Steel Association (CISA), Vice Director General of China Energy Conservation Association (CECA), Member of Expert Committee of 14th Five-year National Development Plan and Chief Expert of Research Office of National Air Pollution Prevention and Control Center.

He has participated in and undertaken development planning of China’s iron & steel industry from the “8th Five Year Plan” to the “14th Five Year Plan”, as well as study and formulation of related industrial policies. He has participated in and undertaken development planning for several hundred domestic and overseas iron & steel enterprises, as well as early stage debate for key projects. He has been invited to participate in the 25th China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Industry and G20 Steel Forum, and in numerous international planning consultation and cooperation negotiation. He has great influence in the industry due to rich experience on large project organization and in-depth research on industrial development and market dynamics.
Pinakin CHAUBAL ArcelorMittal


Seiji NOMURA Nippon Steel Corporation | Japan

COURSE50: steel making technology using Hydrogen towards Zero-carbon STEEL


Dr. Nomura, Fellow of Nippon Steel Corporation, is the leader of COURSE50 (CO2 Ultimate Reduction System for Cool Earth 50) project sponsored by NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), Japan. He has been dedicated to iron making technology for over 30 years. He has worked at Nippon Steel Corporation since 1989 in research and development, engineering and production of iron making technology. He received his Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. in 1997. He was assigned general manager at the Ironmaking Research Laboratory in 2012 and the head of Advanced Technology Research Laboratories in 2021. He is an author or co-author of over 100 papers and 150 patents. He also won several prizes for his technical contribution, such as Josef S. Kapitan Award – Coke (2007) and AIST Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper Award (2008) both from AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology, USA), Nishiyama Commemorative Prize (2015) and Sawamura (The Best Year’s Paper) Award (2020) both from ISIJ (The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan) and The Japan Institute of Energy Award for Progress (2006).



Stefan ERDMANN Outokumpu | Germany

Setting a new standard for Sustainability


• Mr. Stefan Erdmann is employed at Outokumpu Oyj, since June 2018, holding the title of Chief Technology Officer and Head of Sustainability. In this position he is accountable for the R&D activities globally, for all investments in the group, for the group’s sustainability strategy, for Information Technology and Digitalization and for Best-practice sharing, Manufacturing Excellence Outokumpu’s Core Technology Competencies development program. Mr. Erdmann is part of the Outokumpu Leadership Team (OLT).

Previously, Mr.Erdmann held the position of Technical Managing Director AluNorf, while working at Alumium Norf (Alunorf) GmbH, the world’s largest aluminum rolling mill. Stefan held this role for 3 years. Before this, Mr.Erdmann held the position of Vice President Global R&D, while working at Novelis Inc. at Atlanta, USA. Mr.Erdmann held this role for 4 years (April 2011 - June 2015). Before this, Mr.Erdmann held the position of General Manager Can Europe, while working at Novelis AG in Zurich, Switzerland. Previously, Mr.Erdmann held several leadership positions in Operations, Sales, Process Development and Lean & Six Sigma Project Management. At the beginning of his career in the aluminium industry, Mr.Erdmann did an apprenticeship as tools mechanic and he studied mechanical engineering where he focused on production technology. Mr.Erdmann holds the degree as diploma engineer from University of Applied Science in Hannover, Germany.

Alexander REDENIUS Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung | Germany

SALCOS. Salzgitter. Steelmaking. Reinvented.


Dr. Alexander Redenius: Studied industrial engineering (specializing in mechanical engineering) at the University of Paderborn; followed by a doctorate at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute in the field of mechatronic systems development; after receiving his doctorate, worked for an automotive supplier in the development department; since 2008, has been an employee of Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH, the central research unit of Salzgitter AG; responsible there for the area of resource efficiency and R&D coordination; since 2015, he is responsible for the SALCOS project together with Dr. Peter Juchmann, which is a concept for almost CO2-free steel production in Salzgitter.

Ilya PAVLOV Severstal | Russia

Pathways to hydrogen based decarbonisation: sustanabable and disruptive


Dr. Pavlov is responsible for hydrogen and innovative decarbonisation projects at Severstal and also does investments in innovative technologies from Severtsal’s corporate venture fund – Severstal Ventures. ILya Pavlov has more than 15 years of diverse international experience in industrial technologies, high-tech entrepreneurship and venture capital. Ilya Pavlov holds PhD in physics from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and Executive MBA in Management of Technology (EPFL&UNIL).

Thomas BUERGLER voestalpine | Austria

CO2 neutral steelmaking at voestalpine – Status and future developments


Thomas Buergler is Head of R&D ironmaking at voestalpine Steel Division and CEO of the Competence Center for Metallurgical and Environmental Process Development K1-MET in Linz and Leoben.
He graduated in mechanical engineering at the Technical College in Linz and studied metallurgy at the University for Mining, Metallurgy and Materials in Leoben. Since 1992, his applied oriented research work and involvement in investment projects focus on the process development of ironmaking with the classical blast furnace process and alternative process routes via smelting and direct reduction. Beside this main task, he has expertise in the preparation of primary and secondary raw materials for iron and steelmaking, recycling of by-products and treatment of process internal and external wastes.
Imparting of knowledge is an important task. Therefore he is also lector for process technology at the University of Leoben and materials science at the Technical College in Linz.

Kazuhiro HANAZAWA JFE Steel Corporation | Japan

JFE Group Environmental Vision for 2050


Prabhat Kumar GHORUI JSW Steel | India

JSW initiatives for future steel making


Prabhat Kumar Ghorui is senior vice president working with JSW Steel ltd. He has a vast experience of all conventional steel making through DC-EAF, EAF, ZPF and BOF-CCP. Presently holding the position of chief technology officer based in Vijayanagar unit of JSW Steel Ltd. He is responsible for overall quality function, New product development, Technology of Vijayanagar works of JSW Steel. He is the apex member of AIST India and Technology committee member of World Steel Dynamics. He is a recipient of National Metallurgist of the year award honored by Ministry of Steel, Government of India.

Tim PEETERS Tata Steel Europe | Netherlands

Development of hydrogen technology for future iron and steel making at Tata Steel


Dr. Tim Peeters holds a PhD in Applied Physics. His original field of expertise is heat transfer, turbulent combustion, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. In his early career he was Assistant Professor at TU Delft, The Netherlands. He joined R&D Hoogovens, then Corus, now Tata Steel, in IJmuiden, The Netherlands, in 1999. He studied various aspects of key processes related to Heavy End plants in Tata Steel’s integrated steel works in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and India.

He was Knowledge Group Leader in CFD, and later became project leader for strategic process development in Heavy End steelmaking. He is currently Department Manager R&D for the fields of ironmaking, steelmaking and casting. The portfolio of decarbonisation, circular economy and energy transition is part of the scope of his work, supporting Tata Steel’s climate change strategy. Tim Peeters is involved in national (Dutch) and international technology committees on behalf of Tata Steel, including ESTEP, Zero Emission Platform, university consortia, etc.

Neil KAVANAGH Woodside Energy | Australia



Neil is the Chief Scientist at Woodside Energy Ltd., Australia’s leading natural gas producer, and pioneer of Australia’s liquified natural gas (LNG) industry.

An engineer with a 30-year international oil and gas career, Neil has worked in production, engineering, exploration and new technology roles in North Sea (Aberdeen), Netherlands, Brunei, Oman and Australia. Neil has a passion for solving important problems with step change innovation by building self-motivated communities who want to make a difference, the FutureLab model.

Neil is from Leeds, UK, and graduated from University Of Manchester with degrees (B.Eng, B.Sc (Hons)) in Engineering and Management in 1986. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at University of Western Australia and a Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Neil is married to Annie, has four children, and in his spare time runs a small farm.

Benjamin ELLIS BHP | Singapore

Steelmaking Raw Materials for a Low Carbon Future


Ben Ellis is Head of Marketing Strategy and Technical at BHP. He has more than 17 years experience in iron ore marketing and steelmaking technology research. Since joining BHP in 2004, he has served numerous technical and commercial roles across Australia, China and Singapore.

Ben oversees the commercial strategy for BHP’s iron ore sales and technical marketing activities. He is also responsible for overseeing BHP’s steelmaking raw materials decarbonisation strategy and partnerships with steelmaking customers.

Ben has a Bachelor of Science and PhD in chemistry from the University of Adelaide. Ben is based in BHP’s Singapore office.

Simon DOWNES Rio Tinto | UK

‘Rio Tinto’s Approach to Steel Decarbonisation Collaboration, Technologies and Pathways


Simon joined Rio Tinto in 2012. Over the last 8 years, he has played a key role in growing the value of IOC’s high-grade iron ore product portfolio, building an engaged and capable sales and marketing team, and driving strong customer relationships. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Simon worked in the steel industry for 20 years including British Steel in the UK and Tata Steel in Europe and India. Currently, Simon is leading Rio Tinto’s efforts to support the creation of partnerships with our customers, technology providers and industry stakeholders, in order to meet the commitments by regional and national governments around the world as they work towards being carbon neutral.

Jan Friedemann PLAUL Primetals Technologies | Austria

Transforming Steelmaking – Roadmaps to net-zero carbon for integrated steel plant


Born: 23.01.1973, Wetzlar, Germany

• Studies of metallurgy and material science at RWTH Aachen, Germany
• Graduated 1999 as Diploma Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.)
• Assistant Professor at Montan University of Leoben, Austria until 2005
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Generic Management (Montan University Leoben in 2003)
• Doctor´s degree Dr. mont. (2005); subject of doctoral thesis: smelting reduction of hematite fine iron ore with hydrogen-argon plasma
• Joined Siemens VAI since 2005 as process engineer for iron making
• Heading the development of FINEX Process since 2009; Product Life Cycle Manager for FINEX Technology since 2010 and Senior Key Expert Iron Making
• Involved in major projects like Finex 1.5 mtpa and Finex 2.0 mtpa at Posco Pohang works, Korea; Corex 2x1.5 mtpa at Baosteel, China
• Head if Iron Making Department at Primetals India from June 2013
• Involved in major projects like Midrex 1.2mtpa at JSW, VIZAG Steel BF1 & BF2 major revamp, Tata KPO BF1, JSPL Sinter Plant, NMDC Sinter Plant
• Since April 2016 Head of Trough Process Know How Department at Primetals Austria
• Since April 2020 Senior Vice President and Head of Iron & Steemaking, ECO Solutions

Todd ASTORIA Midrex Technologies | USA

Direct Reduction in the Gradual Transition to CO2-free steelmaking


Todd Astoria is the Director – Research and Technology Development for Midrex Technologies and has nearly 20 years of industrial experience. He has worked at Midrex since 2005 in many roles including process engineering, proposals, plant commissioning and start-up, as well as research and development.

Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina and Louisiana.

Hans FERKEL SMS group | Germany

Roadmap for the Decarbonizing of the Steel Industry


Prof. Dr. Ferkel is Member of the Managing Board, CTO of the SMS group GmbH. With a doctorate in physics, he began his industrial career in 2004 as Head of Corporate Research of Materials and Production Processes at Volkswagen AG and continued as Senior Head of Technology Planning and Tooling at the automobile manufacturer.

In 2011, he took over the Head of Research and Development at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe in Duisburg and advanced the development of innovative steels for lightweight applications. Since 2019, Hans Ferkel is a part of the Board of Management of the SMS group as Chief Technology Officer.

Stefano MAGGIOLINO Tenova HYL | Mexico



Stefano Maggiolino is President and CEO at Tenova HYL. Mechanical Engineer graduated from the Politecnico of Bari in Italy, Master in Administration at EGADE, the graduate business school of Tecnológico de Monterrey, and MBA at University of North Carolina Charlotte with specialization in Global Business and Strategy.

Believer that innovation in sustainability and safety are the key aspects for a long-term profitability in the steel industry, and specifically in Direct Reduction. These goals being achieved with team effort and efficient organization, tackling problems with positive attitude to the solutions.

Stefano Maggiolino trusts in building excellent relationships with all the stakeholders. Inventor of different patents and author of many international papers, such as speaker at different international conferences.

Andrea ZANINOTTO Danieli | Italy

ENERGIRON: the ultimate Direct Reduction Technology for a clean steelmaking


Dr. Andrea Zaninotto is Sales Manager within DANIELI & C Officine Meccaniche S.p.A..
After graduating in 2001, with bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, he served as manager in the automotive industry, before joining the iron and steel business in 2005. Within DANIELI group he covered the role of costing responsible for Beneficiation, Pelletizing and Direct Reduction Technology, achieving several Plants awarded within DANIELI group and ENERGIRON alliance.

Later he moved to the commercial division, where, during the years, he served as senior sales manager for several different products within DANIELI portfolio, such as cranes systems, Material Handling equipment, Beneficiation Plants and pelletizing plants.

He is currently Senior Sales Manager within ENERGIRON alliance, contributing to the development and diffusion of Direct reduction technology, as the apex technology for the transition to a greenest, more sustainable way for the iron and steel industry.



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