Clariant supports Carbon2Chem project for the reduction of industrial CO2 emissions
- Project objective: Reduction of CO2 emissions of industrial facilities, especially in the steel industry
- Turning smelting gases into valuable chemicals
- Contributing catalysts, adsorbents and know-how
Clariant provides methanol catalysts and the necessary application know-how in order to validate their suitability. Additionally, the company participates in the upstream processing of the smelting gases as methanol can only be won from smelting gases in purified form. For the gas purification, Clariant contributes adsorbents, catalysts and expert know-how on their application.
To sustainably improve the ecological performance of steel production, Clariant considers it an important step to convert the component currents of the smelting gases, which also contain considerable amounts of hydrogen. Dr. Martin Vollmer, Chief Technology Officer states: "Clariant supports the project, as its objective – the significant reduction of industrial CO2 emissions – is consistent with Clariant's commitment to sustainability".