Two projects will operate at ArcelorMittal’s Ghent location in Belgium. These are worth €215 million in total and are hoped to eliminate as much as 350,000 tonnes per year of CO2 emissions in the first phase.
The first project, named Steelanol, is a €165 million industrial-scale demonstration plant that will capture waste gases from the blast furnace and biologically convert them into recycled-carbon ethanol, which can be blended for use as a liquid fuel.
The technology was developed by LanzaTech, with which ArcelorMittal has entered a long-term partnership, together with Primetals and E4tech.
Once complete, the plant is expected to produce as much as 80 million liters per year of recycled-carbon ethanol. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
The second project, named Torero, is a €50 million large-scale demonstration plant to convert waste wood into bio-coal, to partially replace the coal currently injected into the...