ThyssenKrupp project to convert process gases

ThyssenKrupp AG is initiating a cross-sector technology transfer project in collaboration with partners from research and industry. The project will focus on converting process gases from steel production into valuable chemicals. The electricity for this is to come from renewable sources.
Professor Robert Schlögl, director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim, said, “The mission of our institute is to research the fundamental chemical processes involved in energy conversion and thus contribute to the development of new and more efficient catalysts.” Prof. Eckhard Weidner, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology, says, “Our task is to put the processes examined in the project to targeted industrial use.”
With its subsidiaries ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and ThyssenKrupp Uhde, and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim, ThyssenKrupp AG has already carried out planning and preliminary research in a joint preparatory project. In addition to the Fraunhofer and Max Planck societies, the group includes Ruhr University Bochum, the University of Duisburg-Essen, and the Duisburg-based Fuel Cell Research Center ZBT. Alongside ThyssenKrupp, the industrial partners involved from the start are BASF, Bayer, RWE and Siemens. The group is open to further members.
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