US DOE Selects Dastur for CCU Project at Steel Mill in US
Ridgewood New Jersey based Dastur International Inc, along with its affiliate companies Dastur Energy Inc and MN Dastur & Co (P) Ltd, has been awarded a US Department of Energy funded study for the design and engineering of a carbon capture project for a large integrated steel producer in North America. The project is designed to enable the production of low carbon emissions steel through CO2 capture of up to 2 million tonne per annum from the available blast furnace gases. This is the first industrial-scale carbon capture project for the steel sector in North America. Dastur is the Prime Recipient of the Award and will be supported by Boulder Colorado based ION Clean Energy Inc and Austin Texas based University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences.
Addressing a major share of carbon emissions in the integrated steelmaking process, the project aims to design an industrial scale and cost-effective solution for the capture and disposition of CO2 and provide a hydrogen-rich gas stream for meeting the energy needs of the host steel plant. Dastur’s proposed approach and design targets to bring down the cost of capture and disposition to mid USD 40 per tonne of CO2, a significant improvement over incumbent solutions in the 60-100 USD per tonne range
Along with its partners, Dastur will draw upon its intellectual property & know-how in gas conditioning, system design & engineering, steel sector expertise, carbon capture technology & storage and sequestration expertise to engineer a flexible, scalable and cost-effective industrial-scale carbon capture & management solution. A successful & cost-effective industrial-scale solution could serve as a reference for other integrated steel plants in the USA, as well as the major steel-producing geographies like China, Japan, South Korea, and India, where steel capacities are largely blast furnace based.
The Biden Administration, in its 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target, has announced that “The United States can address carbon pollution from industrial processes by supporting carbon capture as well as new sources of hydrogen, produced from renewable energy, nuclear energy, or waste, to power industrial facilities.”