Iron and steel
The iron and steel industry is the single most energy consuming and the single most CO2 emitting manufacturing sector in the world.
It is responsible for around 24% of industrial CO2 emissions, equivalent to between 7% and 9% of direct emissions from the global use of fossil fuel (2.3-3.0 Gt CO2 per year globally). Coal, the most carbon intensive fossil fuel, is used as both a feedstock and a fuel.
Decarbonising steel manufacturing
At a state-of-the-art modern steel mill, multiple stages work in unison to turn iron ore into the many finished steel products that are essential elements of the modern world.
However this wonder of industrial integration represents a significant challenge when attempting to decarbonise this fundamental industry using carbon capture technology. Each stage of the process produces its own waste gas stream, with differing levels of CO2 as well as trace impurities and pollutants. C-Capture’s solvents can be optimised to each stack as required, maximising the benefits of our unique low cost, high stability, low environmental impact technology.