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Steel News February 19, 2021 04:30:22 PM

ArcelorMittal's Innovative Technology Reduced Carbon Emissions

Paul Ploumis
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The project is expected to contribute to a reduction of 125,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
ArcelorMittal's Innovative Technology Reduced Carbon Emissions

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): ArcelorMittal Asturias announced that it has completed the coke-oven gas injection project for Blast Furnace B in its Gijón plant in Spain. The new project makes use of innovation technology, aimed at significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions and operational costs. The project is expected to contribute to a reduction of 125,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

The project uses the Smart Carbon approach- a carbon-neutral steel production path that makes use of all clean energies. It allows injection of coke-oven gas, with high hydrogen content, to be injected into the blast furnace. In fact, ArcelorMittal Asturias has completed the advanced stage of the project by initiating injection of grey hydrogen into Blast Furnace B.

In a few weeks from now, the plant will allow coke-oven gas to be supplied to the reheating furnaces in the Heavy Plate and Rail mills, which in turn will reduce natural gas consumption.

Oswaldo Suárez, CEO of ArcelorMittal’s Asturias Cluster announced that the important milestone will transform the process into a more sustainable, low-carbon production model.

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