Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal to curb emissions from steelmaking plants

Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal have signed a memorandum of understanding with the objective of implementing solutions to produce low-carbon steel in Dunkirk in northern France. The two companies are joining forces to transform the steel production process through the development of innovative solutions involving low-carbon hydrogen and CO2 capture technologies.

This partnership is the first step towards the creation of a new low-carbon hydrogen and CO2 capture technologies ecosystem in this major industrial basin. Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal have signed a MoU that aims to contribute significantly to the decarbonization of the Dunkirk industrial basin.

In the context of the Paris Agreement and the European Commission’s Green Deal, and in line with Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal’s commitments to energy transition, the project will reduce yearly CO2 emissions from ArcelorMittal’s steel-making facilities in Dunkirk by 2.85 million tonnes by 2030.

Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal have jointly applied for large projects funding under the Important Project of Common European Interest scheme for hydrogen. Funding from European and/or French schemes supporting decarbonization is key to the implementation of the project.

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