In Germany more than 60 million euros for the Carbon2Chem project

Heinrich Hiesinger, ThyssenKrupp Ceo, in Leuna
Heinrich Hiesinger, ThyssenKrupp Ceo, in Leuna

In Duisburg yesterday Johanna Wanka, German Minister of Education and Research, announced funding of more than 60 million euros for the Carbon2Chem project initiated by thyssenkrupp. The aim of Carbon2Chem is to convert process gases from steel production – including the CO2 they contain – into base chemicals. The greenhouse gas CO2 would then no longer be discharged into the atmosphere. The energy required for the conversion process is to come from renewable sources. 

Sixteen partners from the areas of basic and applied research and various sectors of industry are involved in the project. thyssenkrupp and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion have carried out preparatory planning and scientific work. “Carbon2Chem can be an important contribution to climate protection and the transition to renewables,” said Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of thyssenkrupp AG. Continue reading

Heinrich Hiesinger, ThyssenKrupp Ceo: “Industrial Biotechnology is part of our growth strategy”

Heinrich Hiesinger, ThyssenKrupp Ceo, in Leuna
Heinrich Hiesinger, ThyssenKrupp Ceo, in Leuna

Europe’s first multi-purpose fermentation plant for the continuous production of bio-based chemicals has been recently inaugurated in Leuna, Saxony-Anhalt (Germany). Built at a cost of around 20 million euros, the facility will enable the German multinational conglomerate corporation ThyssenKrupp, one of the world’s largest steel producers (more than 43 billion euros in revenue), to further expand its research and development activities in the area of biochemicals based on renewable raw materials.

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