Alloy Steels Plant (ASP), Durgapur – the alloy & special steels manufacturing arm of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has entered into an agreement for collaboration with IIT Kharagpur. The agreement comes under the prime minister’s ‘Uchchatara Aviskar Yojna’ (UAY), which is a panel of industry-sponsored, outcome-oriented research projects.
The association between the two institutions, ASP & IIT, Kharagpur will focus on technology development in the area of alternative iron making routes. The joint collaboration aims at accelerating the Research & Development in Sponge Iron production using off-grade iron ore and coal fines to convert waste to wealth. The project is expected to facilitate economical recycling of huge accumulation of unusable iron ore fines and coal fines available in SAIL mines. The project will be funded by the HRD ministry and steel ministry, apart from support from ASP, which is the industrial partner.