ArcelorMittal starts up carbon capture unit at Belgium blast furnace


A newly installed carbon capture unit has begun operating at ArcelorMittal’s steelmaking plant in Gent, Belgium, as part of a one to two year project to test the potential of the technology to reach full-scale deployment.

Launched with partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), BHP and Mitsubishi Development Ptd Ltd, the project will capture a ‘sizeable portion’ of emissions at the site.

The pilot follows on from an announcement in October 2022 that the four parties would work together on a multi-year trial of MHI’s carbon capture technology (Advanced KM CDR Process) at multiple carbon dioxide (CO2) emission points.

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