The Canadian Carbonization Research Association (CCRA) was formed in 1965 to conduct research on behalf of Canada’s steel and metallurgical coal producers for the competitive advantage of the industry. Our mandate is to improve the energy efficiency of Metallurgical Processes for the advancement of Canadian Industry. Click below to discover more about the CCRA initiatives and agenda.
CCRA makes use of the research facility at CanmetENERGY, Canada’s leading research and Technology organization in the field of clean energy. We also collaborate with Canadian universities to support research in the field of metallurgical coal, coking and bio-carbon for iron and steel making. Our expertise and work with stakeholders are driving a cleaner production and use of energy resources.
With the announcements from two of the three-member steel companies that have publicly committed to achieve decarbonization by altering their steel production routes, the CCRA road map for guide R&D activities needs to change. CCRA must be visionaries during this transformational change period and prepare for the future to work on boarder scope of technology transformation and implementation for coal producers, steel producers, and other heavy industries.
To understand the fundamental science of metallurgical coal for supporting efficient exploration and product quality improvement to improve global competiveness of Western Canadian Coal
To improve carbon efficiency of the blast furnace process to reduce the carbon footprint of the ironmaking process.
To reduce GHG emissions associated with pyrometallurgical metal production processes in Canada by utilization of renewable biocarbon
To develop technology for achieving carbon neutrality ironmaking in Canada through embracing different technologies
The Canadian Carbonization Research Association (CCRA) was formed on September 2, 1965 with the adoption of a Constitution by the Canadian Steel and Coal industries, as a mechanism to promote and establish carbonization research in Canada. Click the link below to learn more about the history of CCRA and the industry.
The uniqueness of the CCRA program is that it is able to adapt well to current and future needs of its members. In addition, the CCRA is pursuing significant GHG reduction initiatives with both the coal and steel sectors as this is fast becoming a very significant global directive for these industries.
The CCRA has corporate members from Canada’s major steel and coal mining companies, government members, as well as one member from U.S.A. since 2011. For more information on becoming a member as well as membership fees please contact us. Click the link below to view our current list of active members.