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Japanese steelmakers target CO2 to paraxylene

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August 07, 2020
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CO-free steelmaking efforts are already afoot in the West, but there has recently been a flurry of activity in Japan. While some companies (notably LanzaTech) have been successful in implementing CO2 conversion in steelmaking facilities, their focus has been on fuels. Paraxylene may be a worse choice of target product – with crude-to-chemicals and biobased routes already being developed, demand for even a sustainable paraxylene may be limited.

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