Use of Bioresources in the Metals Industry

Jernkontoret and Metallinjalostajat invite to a two-day seminar on the use of bioresources in the metals industry. The seminar will take place in Stockholm.

Date and time

28-29 September 2022


  • At Jernkontoret in Stockholm, Sweden.


Jernkontoret and Metallinjalostajat are happy to present a two-day seminar on the use of bioresources in the metals industry, 28–29 September 2022, starting at lunchtime 28 September.

The seminar aims at showing the status of the use of non-fossil carbon, i.e., processed forest residues as well as other forms of biomass, in metal producing plants in Finland and Sweden. Ongoing research programs and projects in the Nordic countries will be reviewed as well as the global development regarding use of fossil-free carbon for production of metals.

The seminar will take place in Stockholm, and it is planned to be a physical event. It will, however, also be possible to partake via digital platforms. Please note that the seminar incl. meals are free of charge.

At a workshop during day 2 of the seminar, further work in the field will be discussed and ideas for a joint Swedish-Finnish research project will be considered.

The seminar will cover issues regarding:

  • Targets regarding minimizing the use of fossil carbon in the metals industry.
  • Availability of bioresources in the Nordic countries
  • International views on the use of biocarbon and forest residues for steel making
  • Actions taken in other forest rich countries
  • Processing of forest residues into raw materials
  • Practical use of biocarbon in metals processing

Please check back to this webpage,, an extended and more detailed program will be published in August.


Personal invitations to the seminar have been sent out. Should you wish to participate, please contact Robert Vikman.


Preliminary program:

Wednesday, 28 September

  • Magnus Berg, Swedish Forest Industries, Use of forest resources for fossil-free carbon production
  • Taichi Yasukazu Murakami, Tohoku University, Possibility of Biomass Utilization for Ironmaking in Japan
  • Klaus Peters, ESTEP, European views on use of bioresources in the metals industry
  • Timo Fabritius, University of Oulu, The TOCANEM and FFS Programs
  • Nicklas Tarantino, Sustainable Steel Region, Sweden, Samforsk Climate and the climate roadmap for a fossil-free and competitive steel industry
  • Michael Novotny, Swedish Energy Agency, Bio+, funding opportunities for biobased solutions
  • Ari Jokilaakso, Aalto University, Non-ferrous slags reduction by biochar

Thursday, 29 September

  • Dag Sjöberg, Ferromax AB, High density bio coal- A sustainable alternative to Met coke, Pet coke and Anthracite
  • Tobias Brink, Envigas, Sustainable BioCarbon - Residuals turned into value
  • Frank Wondra, Herp Gießereitechnik GmbH, Development and utilization of hydrothermally carbonized biocarbon for the cupola furnace
  • Niclas Norberg, Harads Artic Heat AB, Production of biochar to metallurgical industry
  • Juha Roininen, Carbon Balance Finland Oy, Have we already reached a competitive price level in the production of metallurgical biochar?
  • Mattias Ek, Swerim AB, Fossil free mold powders
  • Maria Lundgren, Swerim AB, BioCharge EAF
  • Kentaro Umeki, Luleå Technical University, Fossil Free Iron Powder
  • Weihong Yang, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Green graphite produced from Biochar for greener steel
  • Aki Koskela, University of Oulu, Modification of biochar properties

A link to the meeting will be sent by e-mail to those who have signed up for participating digitally.

Very welcome in Stockholm!