BAOSTEEL Australia

Project ID: BA23008

Project Title: Membrane CO2 capture processes for iron and steel industry

  • Dr Rijia Lin, The University of Queensland
  • Associate Professor Jingwei Hou, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Ping Chen, The University of Queensland
  • Professor Xianwei Li, Research Institute of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd
  • Dr Tao Yan, Research Institute of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd

The global steel industry, responsible for 7% of global CO2 emissions, urgently needs to decarbonise to align with climate change goals. This project aims to develop a cost-effective CO2 capture process using membranes for blast furnace/hot stove gases, accounting for 70% of emissions in iron making. The innovative membrane technology offers advantages including a small footprint, easy operation, and low energy consumption. By integrating seamlessly into existing steel production facilities, this method enhances efficiency while reducing capital investments and space requirements. If successful, the project will revolutionise the steel industry's approach to carbon neutralisation, making it energy-efficient and sustainable.