Camp Hill, Pennsylvania – A new partnership could see waste gases from steel mills turned into ethanol. Industrial solutions company Harsco Corporation and clean energy technology company LanzaTech have joined in a strategic alliance to promote the capture and reuse of steel mill flue gases at selected sites worldwide.
Founded in 2005 in New Zealand, LanzaTech is the first company to successfully demonstrate production of fuel-grade ethanol from steel mill gases, providing a commercially scalable alternative to traditional ethanol production made from crops. The agreement with Harsco will accelerate introduction of the technology to steelmaking customers throughout the Americas, Europe and selected emerging markets.
The proprietary technologies convert waste gases emitted by blast furnace, coke oven and BOF (basic oxygen furnace) operations into low-cost, zero-carbon ethanol.