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SEWGS Technology Platform for cost effective CO2 reduction the in the Iron and Steel Industry

Objective

STEPWISE is a solid sorption technology for CO2 capture from fuel gases in combination with water-gas shift and acid gas removal. The main objectives of the proposed STEPWISE project is to scale up the technology for the CO2 capture from Blast Furnace Gases (BFG) with three overall demonstration goals in comparison to state-of-the-art amine-based technologies:

• Higher carbon capture rate – i.e. lower carbon intensity, 85% reduction
• Higher energy efficiency – i.e. lower energy consumption for capture (SPECCA ), 60% reduction
• Better economy – i.e. lower cost of CO2 avoided, 25% reduction

The STEPWISE project will achieve this by the construction and the operation of a pilot test installation at a blast furnace site enabling the technology to reach TRL6 as the next step in the research, development and demonstration trajectory. Hence further reducing the risk of scaling up the technology.

The STEPWISE project has the potential to decrease CO2 emissions worldwide by 2.1Gt/yr based on current emission levels. The conservative estimate is that by 2050, a potential cost saving of 750 times the research costs for this project will be realized each year every year, with a much larger potential. The overall objective is to secure jobs in the highly competitive European steel industry, a sector employing 360 thousand skilled people with an annual turnover of €170 billion.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 433 672,30

Participants (9)

SWERIM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 7 592 212,50
Address
Arontorpsvagen 1
971 25 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 262 000
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 415 237,50
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SSAB EMEA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 256 883,75
Address
N/a
61380 Oxeloesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 330 625
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KISUMA CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Billitonweg 7
9641 KZ Veendam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMEC FOSTER WHEELER ITALIANA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 227 140
Address
Via Sebastiano Caboto 15
20094 Corsico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TATA STEEL UK CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 250
Address
30 Millbank
SW1P 4WY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 3 031 350,20
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations