thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies is setting the milestone on the path to clean mineral pyroprocessing with hydrogen.
Hydrogen has great potential to sustainably supply green energy to business areas that were previously considered difficult to decarbonize.
In Europe in particular, our customers and partners are increasingly faced with the challenge that plants with high CO2 emissions are not subsidised and the price per tonne of CO2 emissions has significantly increased in recent years.
Many of our clients are already looking for ways to reduce and/or capture CO2 emissions. Especially large emitters such as manufacturers of lime, magnesite and dolomite products (carbonate rocks) who can only reduce their emissions by using alternative fuels due to the CO2 released from the rock during processing. If the hydrogen is obtained from renewable sources or is produced as a by-product in other processes, for example, hydrogen provides a very efficient solution for this, as there are no more CO2 emissions from the fuel.
Despite the fact that 100% green hydrogen is not yet available, we are already looking into the future together with our customers in order to be prepared for the transition to a cleaner mineral pyroprocessing, being green hydrogen one of the alternatives we are looking into.