Press release: International conference on ferrous slags

Registration for the 12th EUROSLAG in Bilbao open - Abstracts until 30.4.24

Duisburg, 6 March 2024. Decarbonization and transformation, resource conservation and circular economy: The enormous economic and ecological challenges can only be overcome at an international level. This also applies to ferrous slag and the products made from it. Under the title "Slag for the Future, the Future of Slags", the European network EUROSLAG is organizing its 12th conference from 23 to 25 October in Bilbao. Registration is now open at or Participants and speakers from all over the world are expected to attend. Interested parties can also submit their abstracts for papers and posters via the website until April 30, 2024. SIDEREX, the Basque Steel Cluster Association, and UNESID, the Spanish Steel Industry Business Association, are organizing the event with the support of PLATEA, the Spanish Steel Technology Platform, and EUROSLAG.

Central topics of the event are the influence of the decarbonization process on the properties and availability of slags, the impact of legislation and standardization including technical and ecological issues, innovative production and processing, characterization and use of slags, new areas of application and the recovery of metallic raw materials from ferrous slags.

Thomas Reiche, Managing Director of FEhS – Institute for Building Materials Research and Chairman of EUROSLAG: "Science and industry, research and companies are working hand in hand worldwide to make enormous efforts to be able to use ferrous slag in cement and concrete, as a transport construction material, in fertilizers or new fields of application in the future. This not only benefits numerous industries. It also benefits the earth's increasingly scarce natural resources and the climate. We want to set an example in Bilbao that a lot can be achieved together and look forward to groundbreaking presentations and an interesting exchange."


EUROSLAG brings together 26 organisations and companies from 17 countries. As the European network for the production, use and development of iron and steel slag and slag-based products, EUROSLAG focuses on research and technology, standardisation at European level and internal and external communication.

About the FEhS Institute:

For seven decades, the FEhS Building Materials Institute has been one of Europe’s leading addresses for research, testing and consulting on iron and steel slag, building materials and fertilisers. As a modern service provider, the experts with seven laboratories, the Construction Competence Forum and a network of industrial associations, public authorities, standardisation committees, as well as institutions from science and research, are a sought-after partner for members and customers from all over the world.