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World-first Trial of New Technology to Recycle CO2 Emissions from Steel Production Begins at ArcelorMittal Gent, Belgium

Mitsubishi reports on a venture to reduce the carbon footprint of steel production.

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  • ArcelorMittal and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are working with D-CRBN on a pilot project that would capture CO2 from ArcelorMittal’s plant in Gent, Belgium and convert it into carbon monoxide which can be used in steel and chemical production.
  • ArcelorMittal plans to reduce its European emissions by 35% by 2030.
  • Mitsubishi will be providing the carbon capture technology for this project while D-CRBN will provide the production to turn the CO2 into CO.

“D-CRBN, an Antwerp-based company, has developed a technology that uses plasma to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. Using renewable electricity, the plasma is used to break the carbon-oxygen bond, thereby converting CO2 into carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide can be used as a reductant in the steelmaking process – replacing part of the coke or metallurgical coal used in the blast furnace – or as a basic ingredient in Gent’s Steelanol plant, for chemicals or alternative fuel production.”

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