Green Stteel

Green Steel for Europe (GREENSTEEL) is an RFCS project supporting research and innovation in the creation of low-carbon emissions steel production.

GREENSTEEL supports the EU towards achieving the 2030 climate and energy targets and the 2050 long-term strategy for a climate neutral Europe, with effective solutions for clean steel making. The project will develop a technology roadmap and define mid- and long-term pathways for the decarbonisation of the steel industry; analyse funding options; assess the economic, social, environmental and industrial leadership impacts of EU policy options; and ensure the dissemination of results and stakeholder engagement. The innovative contribution of the project lies in the combined assessment of promising technologies, industrial transformation scenarios, and policy options and impacts.

The consortium

The consortium is led by CEPS (the Centre for European Policy Studies), a leading European think tank. It includes two organisations representing the stakeholders of the EU steel industry and value chain, namely ESTEP and EUROFER. As marked in the map, the consortium also includes seven RTOs, namely BFI, CRM, CSM, IDONIAL, IMZ, K1-MET, SWERIM.  Together, the RTOs provide:

  • Full coverage of steelmaking technologies and processes;
  • Full coverage of the EU Member States directly or via their networks;
  • Up to 90% coverage of the steel production value in the EU;
  • At least 80% coverage of the emissions.



The project has received funding from the European Union under grant agreement NUMBER 882151 – GREENSTEEL.