Dare to explore with Dr. Marian Flores-Granobles, a chemical engineer at FINOCAS, a fascinating case study on minimizing CO2 emissions with renewable electricity in the steel industry. Based on her PhD studies at Ghent University, Dr. Flores walks us through the various strategies that were considered for reducing CO2 emissions from steel-making, including carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon capture and utilization (CCU), and avoiding CO2 emissions altogether. We also get an in-depth look at the currently most predominant steel production process. Don't miss this engaging and informative discussion on the cutting-edge of sustainability and renewable energy!
Meet our guest
Dr. Ir. Marian is a chemical engineer with a PhD from Ghent University. Her research background includes active involvement in Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) initiatives such as Carbon4PUR and C²O. During the Carbon4PUR project, Dr. Flores-Granobles contributed with process and reactor modeling to recover CO from Blast Furnace Gas via a pressure-swing chemical looping process to produce polyurethane. The C²O project focused on the conversion of CO2 into light olefins, there she developed process models for the technical evaluation of conventional and alternative light olefins production routes. Recently, she has joined FINOCAS where she continues to work towards reducing the CO2 footprint of the steel industry. Dr. Flores-Granobles is an experienced speaker with a wealth of knowledge on CCU projects and their potential impact on sustainability.
- Minimizing CO2 emissions with renewable energy: a comparative study of emerging technologies in the steel industry
- Dynamic pressure-swing chemical looping process for the recovery of CO from blast furnace gas