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

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.
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 433 672,30

Participants (9)

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Swerim AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 7 592 212,50

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 262 000

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 415 237,50

SSAB EMEA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 256 883,75

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 330 625

KISUMA CHEMICALS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

AMEC FOSTER WHEELER ITALIANA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 227 140

TATA STEEL UK CONSULTING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 119 250

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 3 031 350,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 640769

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 988 996,25

  • EU contribution

    € 12 968 371,25

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands