Innovative green chemicals production in the steel industry
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2013 - June 2014|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The overall aim has been to investigate the possibilities to strengthen the steel industry through innovative and sustainable co-production of steel, green chemicals and high quality synthetic automotive fuels. Specific objectives have been to: - Create a stakeholder group for project development and investment in bioenergy combines at steelworks - Define economic framework conditions and identify technical and regulatory market barriers for competitive production of green chemicals and synthetic fuels in steel mill environment
Results and expected effects
A number of relevant companies and industries have been contacted regarding their possible interest in joining an expanded project consortium to establish production of green chemicals and synthetic fuels in the steel mill environment. The project has been discussed with stakeholders in the entire value chain, from raw material suppliers to potential users of the end product. Most of the companies have indicated an interest in participating in a possible continuation of the project. Techno-economic barriers are discussed in Appendix 1.
Approach and implementation
The work consisted in internal working meetings to plan contacts with companies and to discuss and analyze potential barriers to the establishment. Discussions with the companies have been held through in-person meetings, telephone and meetings at conferences, etc. The purpose of the meetings was to try and identify synergies with their existing operation, and thereby generate an interest in participating and possibly finance the next project phase.