Pilot-Scale Experimental Blast Furnace Installed at Kimitsu Works, with Demonstration Project to Begin Soon
－Aiming to Establish CO2 Emissions Reduction Technology along with Separation and Capture Technology－
March 23, 2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
NEDO, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, JFE Steel Corporation, Kobe Steel, Ltd., Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd., and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd created a pilot-scale experimental blast furnace (with a volume of 12m3) at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation’s Kimitsu Works to develop technologies for reduce CO2 emissions from the blast furnace and separate and recover CO2 efficiently.
From FY2016, pilot-scale comprehensive tests will be conducted on the completed experimental blast furnace, with the aim of establishing technology to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 30% around 2030 and targetting commercialization and widespread use of the technology around 2050.
(Prerequisites for practical mechanization: (1) established CO2 storage technology, and (2) established economic viability)
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(Regarding this News Release)
NEDO Environment Department
Contact Persons: Nishioka, Nakata, Zaima