World's leading specialty materials manufacturer and a Euro 14.1 Bn company. Waste gas to raw material
Petroleum coke, the bottom-of-the-barrel leftover from refining Canadian tar sands crude and other heavy oils, is cheaper and burns hotter than coal. But it also contains more planet-warming carbon and far more heart- and lung-damaging sulphur, a key reason few American companies use it.
Refineries instead are sending it around the world, especially to energy-hungry India, which last year got almost a fourth of all the fuel-grade “petcoke” the U.S. shipped out, an Associated Press investigation found.
At the same time, another report suggests, thirty per cent of all premature deaths in the country are due to air pollution.
While India is expected to walk the China way to fight the battle with air pollution, it is important to see if there lies an opportunity to not just reduce the impact of CO2 on earth but also ethically use it
Hence I propose an interaction with Mr. Ajay Durrani Managing Director Covestro India to share inputs on:
· How CO2 and other waste gases from the steel industry can be used efficiently and sustainably to produce inputs for insulating materials and coatings
A possible production facility could be built in southern France, where an ArcelorMittal steel factory and a Covestro site are close neighbors