ArcelorMittal launches first carbon capture and recycling plant in Belgium

ArcelorMittal launches first carbon capture and recycling plant in Belgium

ArcelorMittal is commissioning the first project in the European steel industry to convert wood waste into bio-coal to reduce the consumption of fossil coal.

The 35 million euro plant in Ghent, Belgium, is the first of its kind in the European steel industry.

ArcelorMittal Belgium has commissioned the Torero plant, which processes wood waste into bio-coal for use in a blast furnace at a steel plant in Ghent. The first bio-coal produced at the Torero plant using a process known as torrefication was successfully used in a blast furnace in Ghent on Monday, December 18. The project will reduce annual carbon emissions at the plant by 112,500 tons by reducing the use of fossil coal in the blast furnace. The industrial-scale Torero demonstration plant will annually process 88,000 tons of wood waste into 37,500 tons of bio-coal.

Developer of the carbonization process technology: Perpetual Next (formerly TorrCoal).

09.01.2024 12:25
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