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Production of sustainable, advanced bio-ethANOL through an innovative gas-fermentation process using exhaust gases emitted in the STEEL industry

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 656437

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 560 736,75

  • EU contribution

    € 10 192 515,73

Coordinated by:

ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV

Belgium

Objective

The proposed STEELANOL project is based on producing bioethanol via an innovative gas fermentation process using exhaust gases emitted by the steel industry. The proposal addresses the specific topic “Demonstrating advanced biofuel technologies” (LCE-12– 2014), under the call for competitive low-carbon energy in Horizon2020.

The BF/BOF gaseous emissions are an unavoidable residue from the steelmaking process and are currently used for electricity production or being flared. Nevertheless, they can be advantageously used to produce bioethanol, thereby reducing the usage of fossil fuel molecules and thus significantly reducing GHG emissions. The bio-ethanol production would have a GHG impact that is over 65% lower compared to oil derived fuels STEELANOL’s main objective is to demonstrate the cost-effective production of sustainable bioethanol, with the purpose of assessing the valorisation of this ethanol biofuel as a fuel derivative for the transport sector. A demonstration plant of approximately 64,000 tons/ethanol per year will be built; the first of its kind in Europe, and the largest facility built to date utilizing this technology globally. ArcelorMittal is the lead partner of this project and proposal. The gas fermentation technology will be supplied by LanzaTech, the engineering work will be performed by Primetals, and E4Tech will develop the Life Cycle Assessment of the produced fuels. Several key players in the transport sector, Boeing, Virgin Atlantic, Mitsui, have expressed their strong interest and support for the project.
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Coordinator

ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV

Address

Keizerinlaan 66
1000 Brussel

Belgium

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 7 118 798,75

Participants (4)

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 198 590

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 667 163,75

LANZATECH UK LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 129 258,73

E4TECH (UK) LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 78 704,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 656437

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 560 736,75

  • EU contribution

    € 10 192 515,73

Coordinated by:

ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV

Belgium