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Steel

Chemistry is a fact of life. It’s a fact of energy, too.

Demanding energy needs and their rising costs constitute a major challenge to the steel industry. To meet the challenge, the high volume of coke, blast furnace, and converter gases created in steel production can be captured and used to efficiently fuel power generation. In addition to the economic benefit, using these gases to power engines instead of simply disposing of them reduces industrial CO2 emissions. GE’s Distributed Power portfolio includes aeroderivative gas turbine and Jenbacher gas engine packages that can run on these gases, helping the steel industry to operate more efficiently and more cleanly.

Benefits

  • Harnesses by-product gas as an alternative energy source to conventional fuels, avoiding the need to dispose of this problem gas
  • Efficient and economic combined heat and power (CHP) solution supplies independent power
  • High electrical efficiency compared to other power generation technology (such as steam or gas turbines)
  • Predictable and stable electrical output from a few hundred kilowatts up to 30 MW
  • Notably low gas pressure required
  • High potential for the reduction of greenhouse gases