Europe’s leading supplier of limestone Lhoist, industrial gases company Air Liquide & German steelmaker thyssenkrupp Steel have presented the plans to transform Europe's largest lime plant at Lhoist’s Wülfrath site to become carbon-neutral by a large-scale industrial CO2 capture plant with Air Liquide to North Rhine Westphalia's State Minister for Economics, Industry, Climate Protection & Energy Ms Mona Neubaur in Wülfrath. Within just a few years, lime manufacturer Lhoist Germany aims to avoid generating about one million metric tonnes of CO2, as a means of boosting the production of green steel with carbon-neutral lime. Together with the industrial gases company Air Liquide, Lhoist is working on a plan for a large-scale industrial plant to capture the CO2 generated during lime production. For thyssenkrupp Steel, green lime is another important building block in the transformation of Europe's biggest steel location in Duisburg. Lime is needed in numerous industrial value chains. In steelmaking, lime products are indispensable for removing troublesome by-elements from the hot metal and binding them in the converter slag that is derived from the lime. Manufacturing green steel thus requires green lime. This represents a particular challenge, because lime production generates unavoidable CO2 emissions. In the future, these emissions are to be captured and industrially recycled or stored. Lhoist Germany is the German subsidiary of the Lhoist Group, a global lime and limestone producer headquartered in Belgium. Rheinkalk, with its 12 sites and 1300 employees in Germany, has been owned by Lhoist Germany since 1999. Lhoist Germany takes its responsibility towards people and nature seriously. The products are used in iron and steel production, environmental applications, the chemical industry, construction, water and wastewater treatment as well as in agriculture and forestry.