EUROMETAL seminar discussed decarbonisation at the University of Luxembourg

EUROMETAL organized a Seminar on the supply chain for metals, together with the Luxembourg Center for Logistics & Supply Chain Management (LCL) and the University of Luxembourg.

This unusual event brought together the academic world and the industrial world with a view to awakening students’ interest in the problems and challenges of our sector.

EUROMETAL President Fernando Espada explained the role played by Stockholding and SSC distribution in the steel supply chain and the market shares of both compared to direct deliveries from the mills. The seminar proceeded with a presentation on how to make the Steel Supply Chain more environmentally friendly by Henri Reding, CEO ArcelorMittal Luxembourg.

Another major topic on the agenda was renewable energy. Rafael Lopez, CEO of TaiichiO & Wolf Projects from GreenSteel Group, explained to us the challenges and complications modeling steel supply chain for offshore wind sector.Targeting the interior market such as Luxembourg and the greater Region, the challenges of hydrogen infrastructures were addressed by Alfredo Esteve, CEO of Steel Trade Iberia of the GreenSteel Group and the solutions bringing hydrogen to Luxembourg by Prof. Stefan Maas, University of Luxembourg.

The seminar was concluded with a demo of LCL’s CAVE Lab on power price forecasting web-app. The demo was presented by Mohammad Namakshenas, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Luxembourg.

25 people participated in this event in person while online we were followed by 50 participants from all continents.

The interactions during and after the presentations demonstrated the value and interest of the seminar and also the need to share good practices and information between the different players in the supply chain. Especially at a time when we all have to paddle towards decarbonisation, with all the challenges that this will entail.

This event would not have been possible without the support of the Luxembourg Center for Logistics & Supply Chain Management and the University of Luxembourg who welcomed us in their facilities on Campus Kirchberg.