SSAB Americas VP Delivers Keynote at SMSVC Meeting
November 14, 2022
Mr. Ben Kowing, VP of Environment & Sustainability and Chief Technical Officer for SSAB Americas, delivered a dinner keynote speech at the SMSVC Annual Meeting at PNW. His speech, entitled “Steel Innovation and Fossil-Free Steel Production,” covered many key points including why decarbonization is important, how steel innovation saves lives, and how strategic cooperation can lead to fossil-free steelmaking. His inspirational speech was an inspiration for many questions and discussions. Many CIVS research teams were in attendance including graduate and undergraduate students. This provided a great opportunity for our students to gain exposure and practical knowledge from industry leaders.
SSAB is a charter member of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC), a nationwide, industry-led sustainable consortium. Since 2016, the SMSVC established by the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Northwest, receives invaluable support from 15 member companies.