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From residual steel gasses to methanol

Objective

The FReSMe project, From Residual Steel gases to Methanol, will produce a methanol that will be demonstrated in ship transportation. This green fuel will be produced from CO2, recovered from an industrial Blast Furnace, and H2 recovered both from the blast furnace gas itself, as well as H2 produced by electrolysis. The two different sources of H2 will enable (i) maximum use of the current residual energy content of blast furnace gas, while at the same time (ii) demonstrating a forward technology path where low carbon or renewable H2 become more ubiquitous.
The project will make use of the existing equipment from two pilot plants, one for the energy efficient separation of H2 and CO2 from blast furnace gas, and one for the production of methanol from a CO2-H2 syngas stream. This can be realised with a small amount of extra equipment, including supplemental H2 production from an electrolyser and a H2/N2 separation unit from commercially available equipment.
Methanol is a high volume platform chemical of universal use in chemical industry as well as applicable for fuelling internal combustion engines. As such it provides a promising pathway for the large scale re-use of CO2 to decarbonize the transportation and chemical sectors in Europe and decrease the dependence on fossil fuel imports. Production of methanol from CO2 offers the unique combination of scale, efficiency and economic value necessary to achieve large scale carbon reduction targets.
The pilot plant will run for a total of three months divided over three different runs with a nominal production rate of up to 50 kg/hr from an input of 800 m3/hr blast furnace gas. This size is commensurate with operation at TRL6, where all the essential steps in the process must be joined together in an industrial environment. The project will address the new integration options that this technology has within the Iron and Steel industry and contains supplementary and supporting research of underlying phenomena.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/carbon capture engineering
  • /engineering and technology/chemical engineering
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

I-DEALS INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY VENTURING SERVICES SL
Address
Av. Manoteras 52
28050 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 697 000

Participants (12)

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 399 099,39
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
SWERIM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 422 115
Address
Arontorpsvagen 1
971 25 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
CRI EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 1 849 375
Address
Holtasmara 1
201 Kopavogur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 754 900
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI

Participation ended

Romania
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SSAB EMEA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 135 625
Address
N/a
61380 Oxeloesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Stena Rederi AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 135 025
Address
Masthuggsterminalen
405 19 Gothenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KISUMA CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Billitonweg 7
9641 KZ Veendam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TATA STEEL NEDERLAND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen Noord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARRAY INDUSTRIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 250 000
Address
Hoogeveenenweg 29
2913LV Nieuwerkerk Aan Den Ijssel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 006 085,61
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations