I was delighted to attend the kick-off meeting of the C4U project on the 3rd April as one of the members of the advisory board. C4U (Advanced Carbon Capture for steel industries integrated in CCUS Clusters) is an interdisciplinary project addressing not only the integration of a CO2 capture system in the iron and steel industry but also a broader approach, covering its integration in the facility and industrial cluster.
This project includes the scale-up of two solids-based CO2 capture technologies, the DISPLACE and CASOH processes (post- and pre-combustion configurations respectively), aiming to reach TRL 7. In addition, the economic, environmental and business analysis will be evaluated for these technologies, as part of the assessment of reaching TRL 9. The study will consider their integration in one ArcelorMittal steel plant within the North Sea Port industrial cluster, including the transport and storage infrastructure.
To reach these objectives, 22 partners from 11 countries have joined efforts, led by University College London (United Kingdom). The consortium includes organisations from academia, industry, and international.
We are looking forward to supporting them and seeing the results of this initiative. In the meantime, we will continue monitoring the integration of CO2 capture systems in the industrial sector.