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This morning, our Secretary General Anastasios Perimenis moderated Panel One: Carbon Capture and Utilization: Developing Tomorrow’s Technology for Steel Industry at the Global Steel Sustainability Summit 2024 in Hamburg, Germany. The panel was composed of Soledad van Ejik, Business Developer at TNO, Marian Flores Granobles, PhD at ArcelorMittal, and Burçin Temel McKenna, Global Head of Carbon Capture Competency Center at Ramboll.

The session began with a presentation on the INITIATE project in which ArcelorMittal, CO2 Value Europe, and TNO are partners. The discussion explored: the business case for the Sorption Enhanced Water Gas Shift (SEWGS) concept in the steel sector; positioning SEWGS in transitioning to more sustainable steel manufacturing including the furthering of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) concepts for the steel sector; and the integration of CCU for other hard-to-abate sectors.

Realising the ultimate transition of steel production will require a concerted effort from all stakeholders including governments, associations, solution providers, steel makers and the support of emerging technologies that aims at improving sustainability across the entire steel industry value chain. Building a greener steel world is a long-term investment that will yield enormous economic and environmental benefits over the full life cycle of green steel.

CO2 Value Europe is proudly part of the INITIATE consortium as the WP7 leader in communication and dissemination. The INITIATE project, funded by the Horizon 2020 EU program, will advance the implementation of circular economy, industrial symbiosis, and CCU by re-using residual steel gases as a resource for the cross-sectorial, more efficient, and less wasteful manufacture of urea, at a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Find more information on the event here.