Carbon2Chem is off to a good start in the new year. For the first time, thyssenkrupp has produced ammonia from steel mill gases. Ammonia is a chemical used to make fertilisers to improve food production.
Steel mill gases come from steel production and contain, among other things, CO2. It is the first time in the world that steel mill gases, including the CO2 they contain, have been converted into ammonia.
It represents a further milestone in the Carbon2Chem project, which is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to the tune of around 60 million euros.