1 July 2021
Carbon2Value: steel gas separation technologies and carbon valorization by transforming by-products of steelmaking into useful chemicals such as synthetic naphtha or bioethanol
The objective is to demonstrate the potential of reduction of GHG emissions in the steel sector by 30+%, by implementing a cost efficient breakthrough solution for the separation of CO2&CO unavoidably emitted. This will be achieved by processing in a pilot line carbon rich gases into 2 streams, one rich in CO and another one in CO2 that could be valorised into promising chemical building blocks in the future. We will also take into account the reuse of any by-products to further induce fossil fuels’ replacement and GHG emissions reductions.
Experience the process
D'Steel waste gas from the blast furnace is directed to a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) installation to separate Carbon Monoxide (CO) from the other gases.
The PSA’s main output is a CO-rich gas which is directed to the separation pilot installation to produce a CO gas stream, which can be valorized via two routes:
1. Fisher Tropsch catalytical conversion to ethylene.
2. Biofermentation to ethanol On the CO poor tail gasses from the PSA and separation pilot installation tests will be performed using Clathrate technology, where CO will be separated from nitrogen (N2) and other gas components.
CROSS BORDER APPROACH
CROSS BORDER APPROACH
AM has partnered strategically with experts/technology owners: DOW is expert in CO2 separation technology & CO conversion technology. LT, DOW & UL will assess the quality of separated streams and their full characterisation for future applications, using existing (DOW, LT) and innovative technologies (UL). ISPT (NL), POMOV (BE) and UL (FR) will bring all the actors together to create awareness of the project and favour future roll-out of the pilot line in companies across borders AM and DOW are located on the Gent Terneuzen Canal (15km) enabling efficient materials transfer.
Interreg 2 Seas
With the support of Interreg 2 Seas
The Carbon2Value project has received support form the Interreg 2 Seas program. The total project budget is 10.5 million euros, of which 4.4 million euros ERDF subsidies. The project is focusing on a specific objective of low carbon technologies.Lees meer