Johanna Wanka, German Minister of Education and Research, announced funding of more than 60 million euros for Thyssenkrupp's Carbon2Chem project. The aim of Carbon2Chem is to convert process gases from steel production – including the greenhouse gas CO2 they contain – into base chemicals. The energy required for the conversion process will come from renewable sources.
Thyssenkrupp and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion have carried out preparatory planning and scientific work. At least ten years of development work will be needed before the process is ready for industrial-scale use, according to thyssenkrupp. A technical center will be built on the premises of Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe in Duisburg this Fall to test the Carbon2Chem process on a pilot scale once the first phase of the project is complete.
For more information, visit: www.carbon2chem.com