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US Steel plant in Indiana to host a $150M carbon capture experiment

Jeff St. John of Canary Media reports on a steel plant in Indiana that is getting a carbon capture upgrade.

The C3 Take
  • CarbonFree’s is partnering with U.S. Steel on a $150 million project to deploy carbon capture at a steel factory in Gary, Indiana.
  • The project aims to capture 50,000 metric tons of CO2 per year from the plant’s blast furnace and convert it into valuable calcium carbonate products.
  • The company’s technology is different than other carbon capture methods by using a “proprietary magnesium loop” to produce high-purity precipitated calcium carbonate, which has applications in consumer products, construction materials and other industries.
  • CarbonFree is hoping that this demonstration project will catalyze investment in the sector and scale the commercialization of carbon capture.

“CarbonFree’s proprietary SkyCycle technology will essentially treat the steelmaking facility as a provider of raw materials, Keighly said. The company will combine the carbon it captures from blast furnace gas with the calcium it extracts from slag, a byproduct of the steelmaking process. The result is calcium carbonate, an ingredient used in everything from chemicals and construction materials to foods and cosmetics.”

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