Carbon capture is a vital tool in the decarbonization of the steel industry – CATO and ECN CCUS event

On the 19th and 20th of April 2017, a two-day conference to discuss the role of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the European steel industry took place in the Netherlands cities of Amsterdam and Petten. The event served as an outreach event of two large European H2020 projects, STEPWISE and FReSMe.

Approximately 60 participants took part in the conference to discuss the role of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the European steel industry. The event was organized by CATO, the Dutch national research programme for CCUS, and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands, ECN.

The event was opened by the interventions of Jan Hopman, Director of CATO, John Gale of the International IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG), and Carmine Marzano, Research Programme Officer at the European Commission DG Research and Innovation

The scientific programme included an introduction to the European funded Horizon 2020 projects, STEPWISE, coordinated by ECN and FReSMe, coordinated by I-DEALS, and an overview of other CCUS projects and technologies. On the first day, the participants had the opportunity to visit Tata Steel premises in Ijmuiden, including the pilot plant of HIsarna project.

The event closed with an interactive panel discussion moderated by Guido Magneschi, CO2 Capture Advisor at EMEA Global CCS Institute.



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727504.

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