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Transforming waste wood into clean energy

Steel production is a vital industry, but it leaves an environmental footprint. Therefore it’s necessary to explore an innovative approach. Turning waste wood into bio coal for ArcelorMittal Ghent cuts their use of fossil fuel, which reduces CO2 emissions significantly. It’s a great example of how we can make the production more sustainable. 

Walking a new path 

Steel production has long been synonymous with high energy consumption and carbon emissions. But AMG is sketching a new path with the construction of the Torero installation. The essence of Torero is simple yet innovative: converting waste wood into biocoal, a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.

This process, appropriately named ‘TORefying wood with Ethanol as a Renewable Output,’ is a game-changer for the industry. It not only mitigates CO2 emissions but also provides a solution for managing challenging wood waste streams. The initial phase of Torero aims to convert 120,000 tons of waste wood into approximately 50,000 tons of biocoal each year. 

Sustainable collaboration

At Sweco, we believe in the importance of sustainable solutions that reuse materials and resources. The Torero project shows how innovation and collaboration can drive sustainable change in steel production. Our colleagues with expertise in energy, industry and infrastructure worked together to find the best solutions for this steel plant.

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