JOURNAL: Cost effective decarbonisation of blast furnace – basic oxygen furnace steel production through thermochemical sector coupling

Summary

Authors:

Harriet Kildahl
Li Wang
Lige Tong
Yulong Ding

University of Birmingham
University of Science & Technology Beijing

Cost effective decarbonisation of blast furnace – basic oxygen furnace steel production through thermochemical sector coupling

Journal of Cleaner Production

February 2023

  • Decarbonisation of BF-BOF through thermochemical closed carbon looping.
  • Demonstration of mass and energy flows of thermochemical BF-BOF system.
  • 88% emissions reduction of UK steel industry through £720 million investment.
  • Decarbonisation without retiring of existing BF-BOF, reducing stranded assets.
  • After 5 years, £1.28 billion savings and total UK-wide emissions reduction of 2.9%.