ArcelorMittal and Dow start trials for a new CO2 project in North Sea Port
ArcelorMittal and Dow Benelux will start trials with a new pilot installation that will separate carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) from the gases resulting from steel production. The installation is located at the ArcelorMittal company site in the North Sea Port in Ghent.
The process aims to capture the CO2 and concentrate it for storage (Carbon Capture and Storage) or further usage (Carbon Capture and Utilisation). This will make valorisation of this gas as a raw material for the chemical industry possible. The treated CO-rich gas will be used by Dow to make hydrocarbons, and by ArcelorMittal to make bioethanol. The Carbon2value project aims to validate technology that has already been proven on a laboratory scale in an industrial environment. A few years ago, ArcelorMittal Ghent and Dow took up the initiative to work within an international consortium on new CO2 reduction methods.
The results of the tests will be used to map the technical and economic feasibility of this CO2-saving measure. The regional and social opportunities will be evaluated by POM East Flanders. The project runs until the end of 2020. The results will be published and presented at the Carbon2Value end symposium.