ArcelorMittal Belgium comprises of 5 different sites with 5,800 employees in total, under one management structure. Today, ArcelorMittal’s Belgium facilities encompass Flat Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Distribution Solutions operations, as well as state-of-of-the-art research centres, in Ghent and Liège. The shipments of flat products of the AM Gent and Liège plants are 6.6 Mton per year, with a turnover of 4.0 Beuro. Total number of employees is 5.800 FTE with additional 1.300 subcontractors. The Carbon2Value team members are based at the site in Ghent responsible for coordinating the project. The team consists of engineers that are experienced in managing innovative, and specifically CO2 related projects. AM Belgium has its own engineering team that manages the design, purchase and realization of new installations and changes on existing equipment.
Dow Benelux B.V. based in Terneuzen, Netherlands, is part of The Dow Chemical Company and one of the largest ethylene producers in the European region. The vision of The Dow Chemical Company is to maximize long-term value per share by being the most valuable and respected science company in the world. Dow Benelux B.V. includes in its assets three flexi-crackrs producing ethylene at world scale. Given the world economy scale, Dow Benelux B.V. is exploring new technologies to improve the efficiency of the manufacturing assets from the energy and productivity standpoint. Next to the ethylene production assets, Dow Benelux B.V. includes a large Research and Development group focused on the Olefins, Aromatics and Alternative Feedstocks; OA&A R&D. The R&D group consists of a team of more than 25 people coming from 10 different countries. The R&D group has developed numerous lab-scale equipment and analytical apparatuses for the evaluation of technologies improving the efficiency of ethylene production. Dow Benelux is the largest non-US production location of The Dow Chemical Company and employs > 2000 people of which > 150 in the R&D function. The state-of-the art High Throughput laboratory in Terneuzen is in operation since 2006 and has led to discovery of new catalysts that enable further development of novel technologies in support of alternative feedstock research and in support of existing manufacturing assets. Some of the recently developed technologies are now ready for assessment in an industrial environment (i.e. move from bench-scale to pilot-scale). The HT capabilities are complemented by a large analytical group, as well as access to on-site engineering in process design services. Dow Benelux R&D has developed various novel FT-based technologies to produce chemicals like mixedalcohols, olefins, synthetic naphtha, etc. at lab-scale. All of these options have specific implementation scenarios based on available carbon sources like coal, natural gas, biomass, etc. and product integration (gas or liquid). A significant bottleneck in large-scale implementation of FT technologies is the large capital requirement, especially for the generation of syngas (50+% of the capital). In the current concept, on-purpose syngas production is not required as the process will make use of available CO from the steel industry and available H2 from the chemical and the steel industry. The resulting ‘syngas’, however, has not yet been applied for this application and technical and economic feasibility of its use needs to be assessed for FT applications. DOW will be involved in the activities related to the separation of CO and CO2. This includes specification and design of the separation process and assessing the CO and CO2 quality during operational phases. DOW will also test the CO rich industrial gas in an alternative CO valorization route (other than EtOH production) to broaden the scope of the technical options to valorise the steelbased waste gasses in the chemical value chain and hence avoid CO2 emissions.
LanzaTech is commercializing a pioneering carbon capture and reuse technology that recycles carbon-rich waste gases (containing carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and/or hydrogen) into high-quality, useful everyday products such as fuel ethanol, jet fuel or chemicals used for production of nylons and plastics.This technology is creating a world where emissions are an opportunity not a liability, where industrial growth promotes resource efficiency and reduced environmental impact. LanzaTech’s proprietary microbes, capture and recycle waste gases while driving economic growth. LanzaTech has raised more than US$200 million from investors including Khosla Ventures, K1W1, Qiming Venture Partners, Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, Petronas, Mitsui, Primetals, China International Capital Corp, Suncor and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. The carbon recycling technology has attracted partners across various sectors, including the world’s largest steel company, ArcelorMittal. Across the supply chain, LanzaTech promotes a ‘carbon smart’ circular economy, where both gas providers and end users can choose to be resource efficient by recycling or “sequestering” carbon into new products rather than making them from new fossil resources. The LanzaTech team will leverage its experience and knowledge in the field of gas fermentation to provide key design specifications for the process to the design engineers at ArcelorMittal. LanzaTech’s team has significant experience operating gas fermentations under a number of varying process conditions.
Our technical expertise encompasses optical microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy (microRaman, FTIR), and mass spectrometry applied to gas and condensed phase analyses. Our expertise extends to hydrate synthesis and thermodynamics, including CO2 separation and capture in a HydrateBased Separation Process (HBSP). Insitu measurements for structure and composition analyses are investigated using a Raman spectroscopy technique coupled to temperature controlled high –pressure optical devices.
Stichting public private partnership institute for sustainable processtechnology
The ISPT is platform organisation for the collaboration between industry, universities, and knowledge institutes. Apart from knowledge creation, ISPT aims at the development, demonstration and application of breakthrough technology with a special focus on process technology. Breakthrough results are valued on their impact on the global process technology envelop. As an openinnovation platform organisation is perfectly situated to distribute the newly generated knowledge.
Development Agency POM East Flanders (POM EF)
The POM EF promotes the socialeconomic development of the province EastFlanders by means of the development, support and execution of social economic projects. The POM EF has two focusses: high quality business infrastructure and business enhancing initiatives. Since over 15 years, POM EF plays an important role to enhance the energy and resource management at EastFlemish companies and industrial estates. POM EF supports the actions of the Province East Flanders carbon/climate plan.