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IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

Challenges and Opportunities of CO2 Capture and Storage in the Iron and Steel Industry

Steel Industry VDEh Auditorium, Düsseldorf, Germany

8th-9th November 2011


The iron and steel industry is one of the largest industrial sources of CO2. Globally, it accounts for about 6% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (approx. 1.2 Gt CO2 / year).

 Currently, two main processes dominate the global steel production:

Globally, the production of steel from the BF – BOF route accounts for circa 60% of the production.

Alternate iron and steel making processes based on direct or smelting reduction technologies - such as COREX, FINEX, DRI, Midrex and many others - are also used to produce steel in various sites worldwide. These technologies are commercially proven; nonetheless, BF-BOF and EAF routes should still dominate steel production for several decades to come.

To reduce CO2 emissions from steel mills (specifically from Integrated Steel Mills); one of the leading options being considered by iron and steel stakeholders is CO2 capture and storage (CCS). Development of this technology for application in iron and steel production is still on-going. 

The objective of the Workshop: 

[1]    To address and discuss the difficulties for the implementation of the CO2 Capture and Storage in the iron and steel industry 

[2]    To discuss and understand the various issues and factors in the evaluation of the cost of CO2 capture in an integrated steel mill. 

The workshop will provide a forum with a specific discussion on the cost evaluation of implementing CO2 capture in an integrated steel mill – more importantly addressing the big variations in processes, raw material inputs and products. 

The workshop will be led by Prof. Dr. Ing. Gunnar Still, Corporate Adviser of ThyssenKrupp AG and Chairman of the World Steel Association CO2 Breakthrough Programme. 


Day 1 - Tuesday 8th November

08.00 to 09.30 Registration and coffee

09.30 to 10.00

 Opening of the workshop: Gunnar Still, ThyssenKrupp AG


Hans-Jürgen Kerkhoff: Chairman Steel Institute VDEh and President German Steel Federation

John Gale: General Manager, IEAGHG 

Session 1

10.00 to 10.30

IEA Perspective on Industry Application on CO2 Capture and Storage: Juho Lipponen, Head of IEA CCS Unit

10.30 to 11.15

Iron and Steel Industry Perspective on CO2 Capture and Storage: Gunnar Still, ThyssenKrupp AG

11.15 to 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 to 12.30

Overview of the CO2 Capture Options for Integrated Steel Mills – ULCOS Programme: Jean Pierre Birat, Arcelor Mittal / European Coordinator - ULCOS program

12.30 to 13.00

CO2 Storage - Challenges to the Iron and Steel Industry: John Gale, IEAGHG

13.00 to 13.45 Lunch

Session 2 

13.45 to 14.15

Development of Hjosir Throughput and Energy Efficient Technologies for Carbon Capture in the Integrated Steelmaking Process: Masao Osame, COURSE50 Sub-Project Leader, JFE Steel Corporation

14.15 to 14.45

Development of the Oxy-BF for CO2 Capture Application in Iron Making: Jan van der Stel, Tata Steel
14.45 to 15.15

Challenges and Opportunities of CO2 capture and storage in the iron and steel industry (South Korean Programme Development): Alex (Sungkil) Park, Environment and Energy Manager, POSCO Europe Office


11.15 to 11.45 Coffee break

15.45 to 16.15

Development of BF Plus Technology: Michael Lanyi / Joseph Terrible, Air Products

16.15 to 16.45

Air Separation and CO2 Capture Unites for Blast Furnace: Jean Pierre Tranier, Air Liquide

16.45 to 17.15

Blast Furnace Upgrading and Cleaner Steel Production: Volker Goeke, Linde

Close Day 1
19.00 Dinner 


Day 2 - Wednesday 9th November

08.45 to 09.00 Admin Announcement

Session 3

09.00 to 09.30 To be confirmed – Swerea MEFOS

09.30 to 10.00

Process Evaluations and Simulations of CO2 Capture from Steel Plant Flue Gases: Andrew Tobiessen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

10.00 to 10.30

Development in the Air Separation Unit – Addressing the Need of Increased Oxygen Demand from the Oxy-Blast Furnace: Paul Higginbotham, Air Products

10.30 to 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 to 11.30

Development of the HiSARNA – an Alternate Iron Making Technology with CO2 Capture Consideration: Koen Meijer, Tata Steel Consulting

11.30 to 12.00

Industrial Scale CO2 Storages Experience in Sleipner, InSalah and Snohvit: Tore Torpe, Statoil

12.00 to 12.30

Lessons Learnt: IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Research Project: Neil Wildgust, PTRC

12.30 to 13.15 Lunch

Session 4

13.15 to 15.15

Discussion Forum: "Cost Implication of CO2 Capture and Storage for the Iron and Steel Industry" with presentations from:


Understanding the Overall Perspective on CO2 Capture and Storage Cost Implication for the Iron and Steel Industry: Chris Beaumann, EBRD (To be confirmed)


Techno-Economic Evaluation of Some of the Considered Options of Capturing CO2 from an Integrated Steel Mill: Lawrence Hooey, Swerea MEFOS 


Cost of CO2 Transport, large scale and long term - Presentation of the Results of ZEP Programme: Per Arne Nilsson, Panaware


Cost of CO2 Storage – Presentation of the Results of ZEP Programme: Wilfred Maas, Shell

15.45 to 16.15

Concluding Remarks
Nils Edberg, SSAB
 Gunnar Still, ThyssenKrupp AG

Close of Workshop


Registration is now closed.


Steel Institute VDEh
Sohnstrasse 65
40237 Düsseldorf


The walking distance to the centre of Düsseldorf is around 40 minutes. There are many good hotels in the centre of Düsseldorf, like Carat Hotel, Breidenbacher Hof, Intercontinental Dorinth, Steigenberger Parkhotel, Holiday Inn etc. There could be used public transportation using bus. At VDEh there is a bus stop station. Or you take a taxi (€ 10.- one way).  You can use "" for hotel booking.

For a hotel 10 minutes walk form the venue 

For further information:

Stanley Santos

Project Manager

IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

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