LanzaTech, a carbon capture and utilization company, and Primetals Technologies have renewed a co-operation agreement to ‘accelerate the deployment of integrated environmental solutions for the steel industry worldwide’.

The renewed commitment aims to bring together Primetals Technologies’s experience of delivering multiple solutions for green steel and LanzaTech’s novel carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technology that turns waste to value. Under the previous agreement, the companies worked together on process integration and optimization of transforming steel emissions into commodity chemicals. Through this new 10-year agreement, Primetals Technologies and LanzaTech hope to enable more projects in the global iron and steel sector to adopt LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technologies.

“There is no single pathway for the steel industry to reduce its emissions, but a range of solutions can play a significant part in meeting national, regional, and even corporate net-zero goals.”

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech CEO

“There is no single pathway for the steel industry to reduce its emissions, but a range of solutions can play a significant part in meeting national, regional, and even corporate net-zero goals,” said LanzaTech CEO, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren. “We are delighted to offer a solution at commercial scale today and to be working alongside a sector leader like Primetals Technologies to bring our technology to more industrial players around the world.”

“Even as steel plants transition to new production methods, LanzaTech’s approach can utilize a variety of gas streams without any noticeable alterations to equipment or technology.''

Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, SVP and head of green steel at Primetals Technologies

“The steel sector’s goal to achieve net-zero by 2050 depends upon breakthrough CCU technologies as they evolve,” said Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, SVP and head of green steel at Primetals Technologies. “Even as steel plants transition to new production methods, LanzaTech’s approach can utilize a variety of gas streams without any noticeable alterations to equipment or technology. If a steelworks decides to move on from today’s more carbon-intensive production route to newer processes, LanzaTech’s technology will still integrate with the resulting new gas streams. This flexibility is tremendously exciting for the future of the industry.”