Carbon capture technology and service company Carbon Clean has provided India’s first carbon capture plant for a blast furnace, commissioned by steel giant Tata Steel.
Capable of capturing five tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day at Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur steel plant in India, CO2 is captured from the blast furnace gas into the modular skid mounted unit, allowing for reuse onsite of the captured gas.
Following the successful demonstration of the company’s project, Aniruddha Sharma, CEO, Carbon Clean, said that they are planning to rapidly accelerate the number of carbon capture projects.
He added, “Capturing CO2 from blast furnace gas will not only decarbonise the steel plants but will also create opportunities for Tata Steel to enter the hydrogen economy.”
Tata Steel is also aiming towards contributing towards the future ‘circular economy’ by reducing its carbon emissions and adopting carbon capture.
“In alisgnment with the Tata Group’s pioneering values, we have taken this strategic step in our journey towards decarbonsiation,” said T.V. Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel.
He added, “Leadership in mitigating emissions, accessing low-cost clean energy, and provding circular economy solutions will define our sector’s journey going forward.”
The next target for Tata Steel is to scale up its carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) facilities.