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From residual steel gasses to methanol

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€11 406 725
EU Contribution
€11 406 725
Project website
Project Acronym
FReSMe
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The FReSMe project, From Residual Steel gases to Methanol, will produce a methanol that will be demonstrated in ship transportation. This green fuel will be produced from CO2, recovered from an industrial Blast Furnace, and H2 recovered both from the blast furnace gas itself, as well as H2 produced by electrolysis. The two different sources of H2 will enable (i) maximum use of the current residual energy content of blast furnace gas, while at the same time (ii) demonstrating a forward technology path where low carbon or renewable H2 become more ubiquitous.

The project will make use of the existing equipment from two pilot plants, one for the energy efficient separation of H2 and CO2 from blast furnace gas, and one for the production of methanol from a CO2-H2 syngas stream. This can be realised with a small amount of extra equipment, including supplemental H2 production from an electrolyser and a H2/N2 separation unit from commercially available equipment.

Methanol is a high-volume platform chemical of universal use in chemical industry as well as applicable for fuelling internal combustion engines. As such it provides a promising pathway for the large-scale re-use of CO2 to decarbonize the transportation and chemical sectors in Europe and decrease the dependence on fossil fuel imports. Production of methanol from CO2 offers the unique combination of scale, efficiency and economic value necessary to achieve large scale carbon reduction targets.

The pilot plant will run for a total of three months divided over three different runs with a nominal production rate of up to 50 kg/hr from an input of 800 m3/hr blast furnace gas. This size is commensurate with operation at TRL6, where all the essential steps in the process must be joined together in an industrial environment. The project will address the new integration options that this technology has within the Iron and Steel industry and contains supplementary and supporting research of underlying phenomena.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Other Programme
LCE-25-2016 Utilisation of captured CO2 as feedstock for the process industry

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
I-Deals Innovation & Technology Venturing Services Sl
Address
Av. Manoteras 52, 28050 Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€697 000
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Universitatea Babes Bolyai
Address
MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU 1, 400084 CLUJ NAPOCA, Romania
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Swerim Ab
Address
ARONTORPSVAGEN 1, 971 25 LULEA, Sweden
EU Contribution
€4 422 115
Organisation
Kemijski Institut
Address
HAJDRIHOVA 19, 1000 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€754 900
Organisation
Ssab Emea Ab
Address
N/A, 61380 OXELOESUND, Sweden
EU Contribution
€135 625
Organisation
Array Industries Bv
Address
HOOGEVEENENWEG 29, 2913LV NIEUWERKERK AAN DEN IJSSEL, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 250 000
Organisation
Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
Address
WESTERDUINWEG 3, 1755 LE PETTEN, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 405 185
Organisation
Kisuma Chemicals Bv
Address
BILLITONWEG 7, 9641 KZ VEENDAM, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€250 000
Organisation
Politecnico Di Milano
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€300 000
Organisation
Tata Steel Nederland Technology Bv
Address
WENCKEBACHSTRAAT 1, 1951 JZ VELSEN NOORD, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€207 500
Organisation
Cri Ehf
Address
HOLTASMARA 1, 201 KOPAVOGUR, Iceland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 849 375
Organisation
Stena Rederi Ab
Address
Masthuggsterminalen, 405 19 Gothenburg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€135 025

Technologies

Technology Theme
Alternative fuels
Technology
Biomethane from waste system
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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