Steel industry

waste derived Alternative reducing agents

N+P have developed waste derived alternative reducing agents, which are used in blast furnace applications. Thanks to a various portfolio of options, both existing PCI injection systems or bespoke feed systems are be used to feed our materials into the bottom of the furnace. Utilization of waste derived alternative reducing agents is considered as chemical recycling (R3).

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We’ve been working with the most innovative companies to develop our waste derived alternative reducing agent. Thanks to joint collaborations, we are now offering our solutions to the global steel industry to allow them to benefit from cheaper alternatives. Every site is different but we were able to find solutions for different challenges.

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"We bridge the challenge of a heterogeneous waste material to a high quality alternative for existing processes."

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Myths & Facts about the use of Alternative Fuels

Misconceptions of engineers about replacing fossil for alternative fuels within your production process.

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N+P works together with
Europe’s market leaders
in steel production

We are proud to jointly develop waste derived alternative reducing agents together with innovative steel production sites. Since the introduction of our waste derived alternative reducing agents, we have been continuously developing our materials to be used in various feed- and dosing systems for various blast furnace applications.

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“Sustainability, in the broadest sense of the word, is essential to reduce the global carbon footprint. At the Montanuniversität we research and support ways to achieve a circular economy to contribute to Europe’s climate goals. We were therefore very pleased to carry out a study with N+P on her Subcoal® as an alternative reducing agent for blast furnaces. The results were exciting and promising and have been turned into real projects in Europe's steel industry.”


Johannes Schenk

Professor – Montanuniversität Leobe Austria

Together we solve your CO2 challenges

Typically the handling challenges of getting material into the blast furnace have lead to bespoke solutions for individual sites. 

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Pulverized Alternative Fuel (PAF)

N+P's PAF is a unique powder-type fuel, which can be used in existing (multi-) burner systems to substitute up to 100% fossil fuels


Pellets comparable to bituminous coal in terms of heating value and it can be treated the same physical way


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