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Steelanol

Steelanol

ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, has started the construction of a groundbreaking bioethanol facility at the Ghent site. Via the Steelanol plant ArcelorMittal will transform part of the carbon-containing exhaust gases from our two blast furnaces into advanced bioethanol, to be used as sustainable fuel for transportation or even as raw material for the production of synthetic materials. The Steelanol plant aims to demonstrate the possibility to produce biofuels at industrial scale through an innovative gas fermentation process using bacteria to capture the carbon-rich gases emitted by our steelmaking activities and convert these in bioethanol. Steelanol will be the first industrial installation of its kind in Europe, and the largest facility built to date utilizing this technology globally, producing 80 million liters of bioethanol annually starting from 2023.