Nextchem & Paul Wurth to Develop Syngas Production for Green Steel
Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiary NextChem and SMS group’s Paul Wurth will join forces to promote the combined use of electrolysis and syngas
Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiary NextChem and SMS group’s Paul Wurth will join forces to promote the combined use of electrolysis and syngas production in the iron & steel industry. The cooperation between NextChem and Paul Wurth is aimed at developing an advanced technological solution to convert natural gas into synthesis gas, known as syngas, to be used during iron ore reduction. The utilisation of syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, allows for the decrease in the portion of fossil fuels required, thus reducing CO2 emissions in the hot metal production process.
On the path of the energy transition and industry decarbonisation, NextChem and Paul Wurth will combine their respective knowledge and expertise to study the integration of electrolysis technology into the syngas production scheme, with the aim of producing low-carbon steel at a competitive cost. Introducing green hydrogen into the metallurgical process allows for the further lowering of the volume of coke required and reduces the carbon footprint of steel plants.
Milan Stock Exchange listed Maire Tecnimont SpA leads the global natural resource conversion market in downstream oil & gas plant engineering, with technological and executive expertise. Its subsidiary NextChem operates in the field of green chemicals and technologies in support of the energy transition.