September 18, 2014

World’s first Pilot plant converts CO2 and steel slag into a valuable resource

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In a world first, researchers at Aalto University have opened a new pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC).

PCC is a valuable mineral product used in e.g. plastics, papers, rubbers and paints. The innovative plant represents the next stage prior commercialization of a new process that consumes CO2 in order to convert a low-value by-product into a highly valuable resource for industry.