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  • ArcelorMittal announces a world-first trial of CO2 recycling technology in steel production at their Gent, Belgium site.

July 08 2024 10:28:29 UTC– ArcelorMittal Gent in Belgium is conducting the first industrial test of D-CRBN’s technology to convert CO2 into carbon monoxide, usable in steel and chemical production. This trial, a collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), marks the first use of D-CRBN’s plasma technology on an industrial scale.

MHI’s carbon capture unit at ArcelorMittal Gent captures high-purity CO2, which is then fed into D-CRBN’s unit. Using renewable electricity, D-CRBN’s plasma technology breaks the carbon-oxygen bond, converting CO2 into carbon monoxide. This can replace part of the coke or metallurgical coal in the blast furnace, reducing emissions.

A pipeline connecting MHI’s capture unit and D-CRBN’s unit was established on July 1, 2024, to facilitate the trial. This pilot is crucial for testing the feasibility of using captured CO2 and ensuring impurities do not affect the process.

This initiative is part of ArcelorMittal’s broader strategy to reduce CO2 emissions by 35% from its European operations by 2030, moving towards innovative decarbonization solutions like D-CRBN’s technology.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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