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The plant will capture 30 metric tons of CO2 daily from a steel mill for use in the food and beverage industry and in water treatment.

By Joseph Murphy

Italian energy services firm Saipem, steel pipe supplier Tenaris and chemicals group SIAD have signed a memorandum of understand to design a carbon capture and utilisation (CCUS) in north Italy, they said on January 27.

The plant will be built at Tenaris' steel mill in Dalmine, and will store 30 metric tons of CO2 daily that can be used by SIAD in the food and beverage industry and in water treatment. Saipem will deploy its CO2 capture technology, which is based on an enzymatic process that exploits waste heat and avoids the use of toxic substances.

The three companies will work on the project in three phases, the first of which will involve a feasibility study.

"This project is part of Tenaris' goal to reduce by 30% its CO2 emissions by 2030," the president of Tenaris Europe Michele Della Briotta commented. "In Italy we are actively working towards this goal through  investments and projects to reduce air pollution, to promote energy efficiency and to reduce raw material consumption as well as to increase the content of recycled material in our products, along with the valorisation and reuse of our by-products."