Use of Bioresources in the Metals Industry

A two-day seminar on the use of bioresources in the metals industry. The seminar is a joint arrangement by Jernkontoret and Metallinjalostajat.


27- 28 January 2022 (Start: 27 Nov. at 11.30. End: 28 Nov. at 15.00)


  • Jernkontoret. It is also possible to take part via Teams.
  • Kungsträdgårdsgatan 10
  • Stockholm


The seminar aims at showing the status of the use of non-fossil carbon, i.e., processed forest residues, in steel 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 forest residues and biomass in steel making.

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

Excerpts from the speaker's list:

Klaus Peters, ESTEP 
– European Perspectives on Biocarbon

Timo Fabritius
, Oulu University
– The TOCANEM Program

Nicklas Tarantino
, Sustainable Steel Region
– SamForsk Climate

Magnus Berg
, Swedish Forest Industries
– Available Fossil-free Resources (SE)

Heikki Sonninen, Torrec Oy
– Availability of Wood-based Biocarb. (SF)

See the entire program (pdf, opens in new window)

An invitation to the seminar has been sent out via e-mail.

Please contact Robert Vikman,, if you would like to participate but have not received an invitation.

Please note that we are following recommendations from The Public Health Agency of Sweden regarding the Covid-19 situation:

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

Very welcome in Stockholm in January!

Bo-Erik Pers                 Kimmo Järvinen
CEO Jernkontoret       CEO Metallinjalostajat