The Asia Miner

APR-JUN 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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the asia miner • volume 16 • issue 2 9 LEADING DEVELOPMENTS CO2CRC has been awarded funding to conduct important research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions in steel producঞon. The year-long study has been made possible by a grant from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (Coal Innovaঞon NSW Fund). The project will explore pathways for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in steel producঞon, including carbon capture from major emission sources and geological sequestraঞon. Importantly, emerging technologies for emissions reducঞon at BlueScope Steel's facility in Port Kembla NSW will be explored. A major component of the study involves invesঞgaঞon of opঞons to uঞlise a steel plant waste stream, converঞng carbon monoxide which would otherwise be flared and emied as CO 2 , into a value-added product. The project has strong support from BlueScope Steel, who will be supplying relevant informaঞon for this study from their Port Kembla steelworks. "An exciঞng aspect of this research is that it will examine how to capture greenhouse gas emissions and turn them into something useful. One opঞon to be invesঞgated includes using bio-chemical processes to convert a waste stream into ethanol, a valuable transport fuel. "Developing a deeper understanding of these innovaঞve technologies will help steel manufacturers select technologies which can dramaঞcally reduce emissions in a commercially viable manner," said CO2CRC CEO David Byers. CO2CRC to investigate greenhouse gas emissions reduction in steel manufacturing

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