Powder metallurgy specialist Höganäs AB and Cortus Energy AB have opened what they say is the world’s first plant for renewable energy gas and green coke. The aim of the plant is to transform biomass into renewable energy, which can be used in the iron and steel industry. As a result, Höganäs’ carbon dioxide emissions could decrease with around 10,000 tonnes per year, the company said.
Using Cortus Energy’s technology, biomass is gasified into energy gas and green coke, both of which are energy sources that can be used in Höganäs’ metal powder production. The first industrial plant with Cortus’ technology, which is now being built on Höganäs’ industrial compound, will be connected to one of the furnaces in production and will be tested under real conditions.