ArcelorMittal Asturias has completed its new coke-oven gas injection project at the Gijon plant’s blast furnace (BF) B in line with its plan to lower carbon emissions.
The company has now begun using grey hydrogen (recovered from sources like natural gas and coke-oven gas) by injection into BF B. The use of coke-oven gas with high hydrogen content is an effective and cost-efficient means of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, according to ArcelorMittal. This project is now being implemented across the company’s Flat Products sites in Europe.
The company claims that the new technology will reduce its carbon emissions by 125,000mt per year. ArcelorMittal Europe plans to cut its overall emissions by 30pc by 2030.