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Development and demonstration of low CARBON technologies to transform CO2 and CO streams from the steel industry inTO new VALUE chains

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Lead partner


Start Date


End Date


Project budget

6 392 701

ERDF amount

2 760 282

ERDF rate



    Common challenge

    In this joint initiative, AM will lead a consortium formed by Belgian, British, French and Dutch partners to prove a potential reduction of CO2 emissions (30-45%) across the major energy intensive steel sector by demonstrating an innovative technology to separate CO2 streams and valorise CO and potentially CO2 in the future. Two valorisation routes will be studied during the project, i.e. ethanol as a drop-in transportation fuel and synthetic naphtha as a drop-in chemical building block. Collaborations with other programmes and job growth will be fostered throughout the programme area.

    Main Achievements

    The Carbon2Value project has made significant process on the design and development of the pilot line to treat steel waste gases in view of valorizing CO. The engineering of the CO/CO2 separation and the gas handling system has been finalised and the procurement of the installation launched. There has been a close cooperation between the partners to define the specifications for the pilots.The DOW pilot has been constructed and delivered at the AM Gent plant, and also been connected the plant gas management system. Cold commissioning was completed succesfully. 

    - The DOW separation pilot has been started up. After the startup tests have been performed on the pilot to check the CO2 removal efficiency comparted to the model prediction. The initial tests were very promising and the performance in agreement with the expectations.The Lanzatech GTS equiptment has been delivered to the AM Gent plant and preparation works have been performed to connect the GTS to the Lanzatech separation pilot.
    - The GMS/PSA has been fully designed and ordered, integrated in the Steelanol plant. The construction of the Steelanol plant is now ongoing. Ground works have completed and steel construction 90% done. 

    A dissemination strategy was developed and partially implemented to create awareness of the potential of the technology with different stakeholders. A identification set for Carbon2Value is supporting these dissemination activities. Two official events have been organised with stakeholders, press and policymakers present. 

    - The Carbon2Value pilot was officially launched on the 18th March 2019. ArcelorMittal and Dow Benelux are starting trials with a new pilot installation at the company premises of ArcelorMittal Gent, that separates carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) from gases produced during the steelmaking process. The event was held in the presence of Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister of Innovation, Anton van Beek, President and Chairman of the Board van Dow Chemicals Benelux, Manfred Van Vlierberghe, CEO ArcelorMittal Belgium and various local stakeholders and press.
    - The launch of the Steelanol plant construction in May 2019, opened by prime minister Bourgeois. The major of the city of Ghent was also present.



    LanzaTech UK LTD

    Dow Benelux B.V.


    Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost-Vlaanderen

    Université Lille 1


    URL / Download

    Demonstration report of the pilot line

    Theme: Climate change - Innovation

    Operational & maintenance manuals of the pilot line (including GMS/PSA and CO/CO2 separation pilots)

    Theme: Climate change - Innovation
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: SMEs /enterprises

    Pilot line erected and ready for demonstration (including GMS/PSA and CO/CO2 separation pilots)

    Theme: Climate change - Innovation
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Universities and research centres - SMEs /enterprises - Innovation agencies