Tata Steel plans to reuse the emitted carbon by setting up a carbon capture plant at Jamshedpur. Tata steel is commissioning a 5-tonne-per-day (TPD) carbon capture plant at its Jamshedpur Works. This makes Tata Steel country’s first company to adopt the technology.
The CCU plant was inaugurated by TV Narendran who is the chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Steel. The company officials and other dignitaries were present at the inauguration ceremony.
“For the sustainability of the steel industry globally and particularly in a growing country like India, so it is essential that we find economical solutions for capturing and use of CO2 at scale,”said TV Narendran.
“Leadership in mitigating emissions, accessing low-cost clean energy, and providing circular economy solutions will define our sector’s journey going forward,”he added.
“We are currently capturing 5 tonnes of CO2 per day, but following our successful demonstration, we plan to rapidly accelerate the number of carbon capture projects. Capturing CO2 from blast furnace gas will not only decarbonise the steel plants but will also open avenues for the hydrogen economy.”said Aniruddha Sharma, CEO, Carbon Clean.
Tata Steel working towards decarbonisation –
The company will reuse the captured CO2 on-site to promote the circular carbon economy. The process extracts carbon-di-oxide directly from the blast furnace, the company said on Tuesday. The project will have technological support from Carbon Clean, a global leader in low-cost CO2 capture technology.
The carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) facility uses amine-based technology. This makes the captured carbon available for onsite reuse. The CO2 gas is back to the gas network with increased calorific value.
Tata Steel aims to achieve its decarbonisation goal by using Carbon Direct Avoidance (CDA) and CO2 capture. By 2030 the company aims to reduce a significant amount of CO2 emission.
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