ArcelorMittal will invests 150 million euros in Ghent to transform CO2

ArcelorMittal will invests 150 million euros in Ghent to transform CO2

The steel giant ArcelorMittal began the construction in its Ghent factory of new equipment that transforms high furnace CO2 emissions into bioethanol. This project, achieved in collaboration with the LanzaTech company, is the first of its type in Europe, and necessitates a 150-million-euro investment, ArcelorMittal indicated on Monday morning. LanzaTech technology uses microbes that absorb carbon monoxide to produce bioethanol. This bioethanol can then be used as fuel for transport or in the production of plastic. With time, the system will produce 80 million liters of bioethanol annually. The production…

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One of the world’s youngest capitals, Astana, celebrates its 20-year anniversary

One of the world’s youngest capitals, Astana, celebrates its 20-year anniversary

In July this year, one of the world’s youngest (and coldest) capitals, Astana, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary. The city was founded on the banks of the Yessil River in 1830 as Akmolinsk, and served as a defensive fortification at the time. Later it was renamed Tselinograd in 1961 to mark the city’s evolution as a cultural and administrative center of the Virgin Lands Campaign by the Soviet Union. In 1992, it was once again renamed Aqmola, the modified original name meaning “white grave”. Another great change awaited the city…

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