The uniqueness of the CCRA program is that it is able to adapt well to current and future needs of its members. The CCRA has recently embarked on R&D projects with international researchers in Australia, France, Japan, Sweden, USA and this has allowed the development of global partners and programs. 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. In brief, the CCRA is examining ways to achieve carbon-neutral ironmaking in the middle to long-term (2030-2040) by partnering with Canadian and international partners.
Aligning the R&D Program with current and future needs of its members and industry, the CCRA has developed the following program areas: