The trials will be funded by BHP and Mitsubishi Development

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal, miner BHP Group and two other companies will collaborate to integrate carbon capture technology into steel production. SteelOrbis reports about it.

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG), which developed the carbon capture technology, and Australia’s Mitsubishi Development are also participating in the trials at ArcelorMittal’s blast furnace in Ghent, Belgium, and one of the DRI plants in North America.

The parties will determine ways to carbon capture and utilization and/or storage (CCUS) in the steel industry. According to BHP commercial director Vandita Pant, what’s really interesting about this partnership is that these are real-world applications at a live plant.

BHP and Mitsubishi Development, as key suppliers of high-quality steel raw materials to ArcelorMittal’s European operations, will fund the trial. They are expected to last for several years.

Emitting more than 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, the steel industry accounts for 7-9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. ArcelorMittal aims to reduce carbon emissions by 35% in Europe and 30% globally by 2030.

As GMK Center reported earlier, the petrochemical company Sasol and the steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa have joined forces for the production of green energy. They will develop carbon capture technology to produce clean fuels and chemicals. In addition, they will cooperate in the use of green hydrogen for steel production.

As GMK Center wrote before, ArcelorMittal announced that it has begun a C$1.8 billion ($1.31 billion) decarbonization project at ArcelorMittal’s Canadian subsidiary Dofasco in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The project aims to reduce annual carbon emissions at ArcelorMittal’s facilities in Hamilton by approximately 3 million tonnes over the next 7 years.