GHI Joins European REVaMP Program to Enhance Steel and Aluminium Production


Did you know that GHI Smart Furnaces is part of an ambitious European initiative to revolutionize steel and aluminium production? By collaborating with the Azterlan Technology Center and Refial, GHI aims to enhance energy efficiency and optimize production processes.

Advanced Energy Efficiency

GHI Smart Furnaces and Refial are pioneering a system that reuses waste material as fuel in aluminium production. This innovative approach uses recycled fuel instead of gas to preheat aluminium, significantly reducing energy consumption.

For instance, the new system allows preheating aluminium scrap to temperatures above 300°C using high calorific waste products. This process not only saves energy but also improves the overall efficiency of aluminium melting.

Implications of the Innovation

This innovation promises substantial benefits. By integrating waste materials into the fuel mix, GHI and Refial are addressing both environmental and economic challenges. The advanced preheating system controls combustion and utilizes the heat generated to enhance melting efficiency.

  • Energy Savings: Reduces reliance on traditional fuels.
  • Environmental Impact: Decreases emissions by using waste products.
  • Operational Efficiency: Enhances the speed and efficiency of the melting process.

Data-Driven Optimization

GHI is also focusing on data acquisition and process modeling. Leveraging their expertise with tilting rotary furnaces, GHI proposes acquiring additional data to refine the melting process further.


The data captured will inform a multi-objective model, identifying key parameters influencing energy efficiency, melting rate, and emissions. This detailed analysis provides actionable insights for continuous improvement.


GHI’s participation in the REVaMP program underscores their commitment to innovation and sustainability. By focusing on advanced energy efficiency and data-driven optimization, GHI is setting new standards in the industry. This initiative not only promises immediate benefits but also paves the way for future advancements in steel and aluminium production.

Reflective Statement

As GHI Smart Furnaces continues to innovate, their efforts in the REVaMP program highlight the importance of sustainable practices in industrial production. By rethinking traditional processes and integrating advanced technologies, GHI is leading the way towards a more efficient and environmentally friendly future in metal production.


For more information about the project, read the news article at El Correo.

GHI Joins European REVaMP Program to Enhance Steel and Aluminium Production
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