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  • The people behind HIsarna

    “Sustainability and a circular economy are very important for our future in Europe, HIsarna offers benefits in both domains.”
    Koen Meijer, ULCOS/HIsarna Project Coordinator, R&D Ironmaking, Tata Steel

    “HIsarna is a special project because it opens the door to a new business model for the company, to be a technology leader with respect to climate change, energy transition and circular economy, and yet maintain our competitive position. It is a new technology that is strongly grounded on our expertise in ironmaking and steelmaking. It motivates our people to explore new areas and to actively shape our future.

    Tim Peeters, Department Manager R&D, Ironmaking, Steelmaking & Casting, Tata Steel



    HIsarna is a revolutionary change of the ironmaking process, providing a large step improvement towards meeting the global environmental targets. In addition it offers economic advantages through process intensification, increased raw materials flexibility and product quality.

    Johan van Boggelen, Operations Manager HIsarna Pilot Plant, Research & Development, Tata Steel



    HIsarna is a breakthrough Metal making process offering a huge CO2 output reduction, efficient energy consumption and use/ reuse of multiple materials thus being an important contribution to a circular economy. This is fully in line with our mission: To build the Leading European steel business  that is sustainable in every sense. I’m proud of the very Innovative role that Tata Steel’s European R&D played and still plays in this development !

    Ernst Hoogenes, Director R&D Europe & Director Business Excellence Europe, Tata Steel