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17th CO2 Utilisation Summit Exclusive Site Visit – ArcelorMittal’s Steelanol Plant – Details & Itinerary

ArcelorMittal is constructing at its site in Ghent, Belgium, a pioneering new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol. If proved successful, the new concept has the potential to revolutionise blast furnace carbon emissions capture and support the decarbonisation of the transport sector. The Steelanol plant is the first installation of its kind on an industrial scale in Europe and once completed, annual production of bioethanol at Ghent is expected to reach around 8 million litres, which will yield an annual CO2 saving equivalent to putting 100,000 electrical cars on the road. The new installation will create upto 500 construction jobs over the next two years and 20 to 30 new permanent direct jobs. Commissioning and first production is expected by mid-2021. The application of this microbial gas conversion system significantly advances ArcelorMittal’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilization (CCU) capabilities and enhances steel’s role in the circular economy.

ArcelorMittal’s long-term aspiration is to become a zero-waste business, with all materials used or generated during steel production recuperated ,treated and reused in the production chain or becoming the raw materials for other industries.


Site Visit Itinerary:


12:30                   Start of the site visit registration at the conference venue

13:00                   Departure from the conference venue to Steelanol plant

14:30                   Arrival at Steenaol plant

14:40                   Welcome address & presentation of the plant

15:40                   Tour of the plant

16:10                   End of tour, Q&A and networking refreshments

16:40                   Departure from the plant to the conference venue

18:00                   Arrival at the conference venue


There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated to the conference delegates on a first come first served basis. Therefore, we strongly urge you to book your place early to avoid disappointment.


Confirmed Speakers:


  • Wim Van der Stricht, CTO, Technology Strategy, Co2 & Circular Economy, ArcelorMittal


  • Gunnar Holen, CEO, Nordic Blue Crude


  • Dr Erin Schols, CEO & Senior Consultant, Linq Consulting & Management


  • Carmine Marzano, Research Programme Officer, European Commission


  • Christoph Guertler, Head of Catalysis & Technology Incubation, Covestro


  • Dr Aniek van der Woude, Lead Scientist Strain Development, Photanol


  • Dr Jan Skocek, Global R&D Program Manager, Carbonation Technologies, Heidelberg Cement


  • Andy Roeloffzen, Project Manager, Twence


  • Hanriette Naims, Research Associate, CO2 Utilisation Strategies & Society, IASS Postdam



Confirmed Topics for Discussion:



  • Featuring On-going & Future European CO2 Utilisation Projects


  • Industrial & Companies Clusters: Challenges & Opportunities


  • Life Cycle Assessment – Best Practices
  • Supporting the Industry through Policy & Regulation


  • The Latest Technological Development


  • CO2 to Chemicals


  • CO2 to E-fuels


  • Mineralisation


  • Exploring Other End-Markets Potential


Early Bird Registration: 20% OFF


Register your attendance before 27th March 2020, & save £340:


Standard Price: £1,695

(+VAT if applicable)


Discounted Price: £1,355

(+VAT If applicable)


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