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Innovative industrial transformation of the steel and chemical industries of Europe

Objective

INITIATE proposes a novel symbiotic process to produce urea from steel residual gases. The project will demonstrate a reduction in; primary energy intensity of 30%; carbon footprint of 95%; the raw material intensity of 40%; and waste production of 90%. Additional to this level of reduction, the concept represents a positive business case. INITIATE will demonstrate operating reliability and technology-based innovations in a real industrial setting at TRL7 by producing urea NH3 from steel residual gases as part of three test campaigns spanning six weeks each. The reduction in primary energy intensity, carbon footprint, raw material intensity and waste production will be assessed and verified on a regional and European level by advanced dynamic modelling and Life Cycle Assessment commiserated with ISO 14404 guidelines.

The project will develop a commercial implementation roadmap for immediate deployment of INITIATE after project conclusion and for ensuring roll-out of INITIATE and similar symbiotic systems. Designing a robust and bankable first-of-a-kind commercial plant to produce urea from residual steel gases will allow implementation after project conclusion. Long term roll-out will be enabled by defining collaborative strategy for stakeholders alignment to implement INITIATE and similar symbiotic systems. Finally, effective and inclusive communication and dissemination of project results are maximized by organizing summer schools and creation of Massive Open Online Course.

INITIATE will take advantage of a consortium spanning the full value chain, including major steel and urea industrial players (Arcelor Mittal, SSAB, Stamicarbon, NextChem), functional material suppliers (Johnson Matthey, Kisuma Chemicals), multi-disciplinary researchers (TNO, POLIMI, Radboud University) and experienced promoters of CCUS, circularity and symbiosis topics to public (CO2 Value Europe).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas

Call for proposal

H2020-LCCI-2020-EASME-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

IA - 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
€ 7 819 992

Participants (10)

ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 265 475
Address
Keizerinlaan 66
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CO2 VALUE EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 400 625
Address
Square De Meeus 35
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 656 662
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KISUMA CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 798 294
Address
Billitonweg 7
9641 KZ Veendam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXTCHEM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 121 350
Address
Via Di Vannina 88/94
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 437 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 509 348
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SSAB EMEA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
N/a
61380 Oxeloesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAMICARBON B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 256 942
Address
Mercator 3
6135 KW Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWERIM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 7 855 883
Address
Arontorpsvagen 1
971 25 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations