Tata Steel Ijmuiden to Capture CO2 from Blast Furnaces
Tata Steel has launched plans for a project to capture CO2 from its blast furnaces in Ijmuiden in Netherlands and transport it for storage in empty gas
fields under the North Sea. The project would lead to a 30% reduction of CO2 from the steelmaking site. It is part of Tata Steel's broader sustainability strategy to be CO2 neutral by 2050. The planned project involves new CO2 capture installations at the site to collect the gas before it is transported for storage. The company is now developing plans to obtain the necessary permits.
The project would consist of two phases. Firstly, a new CO2 capture facility would be built at Tata Steel before the gas is then delivered to the pipeline network, called Athos. Athos is collaboration between EBN, Gasunie, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel which would manage the transport, reuse and storage of CO2 in the North Sea Canal area.
The capture of CO2 would offer the innovative the possibility in the second phase, in collaboration with other industries, to convert the remaining gases into usable raw materials. This could lead to the reduction of four million tonnes of CO2 a year.