ArcelorMittal has begun construction of a pioneering new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol. Franki Foundations is proud to be part of this green project supported by the European Commission.
Using pile rig Woltman 55 DR
With this pioneering new plant, ArcelorMittal and its partners LanzaTech, the carbon recycling company, and Primetals Technologies, a leading technology and service provider to the iron and steel industry, will construct Europe’s first-ever commercial scale production facility to create bioethanol from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process. The project has been named "Steelanol", referring to "Steel + Ethanol".
European Union has confirmed its support to the breakthrough pilot project, and a subsidy of more than 10 M€ has been granted to the construction of the new production facility and the start-up phase. If proved successful, the new concept has the potential to revolutionise blast furnace carbon emissions capture and support the decarbonisation of the transport sector.
It's on Wednesday January 9th that our team has driven the first of the 1800 piles that will support the new plant. The foundations piles should all be installed by mid 2019.
More info on Steelanol website (http://www.steelanol.eu/en)
Area(s) of expertise
Gaz, industrial chemistry and petrochemistry
Atlas screw pile
2019 - 2019
€ 900 000