Case Study


Sector: Iron and Steel Area of Expertise: Waste Gas to Power


Capturing waste gases from the steel making process

Located in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, this project captures waste gases from the steel making process and utilises them in a newly installed combined cycle power plant (CCPP). A 300 MW CCPP generates 2,057,800 MWh of electricity per annum, delivering greenhouse gas emission reductions equal to 1,871,138 tCO2e per annum through displacing power that would otherwise be taken from the local power grid.

The Baogang project highlights Camco Clean Energy's active involvement in the modernisation of China's iron and steel sector. The project serves as a demonstration project for the turbine manufacturer who is using Baogang as a springboard to implement similar technologies elsewhere in China's iron and steel sector.

Recycling and utilisation of waste gases within the iron and steel industry is not common practice in China where waste gases are commonly flared or vented into the atmosphere. These gases have a low heat value and require cleaning to remove impurities and render them usable.

This project captures the surplus waste gases from Baogang's coke oven and blast furnace, and utilises them to produce electricity in 300 MW of custom modified gas turbines that are specifically designed to burn the low heat value fuel. The system incorporates a combination of gas and steam turbine technology that is not yet commercially established in China.

Camco Clean Energy worked closely with Baotou Iron and Steel Group to secure registration with the CDM executive board within two months. This project reinforces Camco's market leading experience of large scale iron and steel sector energy efficiency CDM projects, and highlights our ability to qualify and register projects in a short time frame.


CCPP capacity

2,057.8 GWh

Electriciy per annum

1,871,138 CERs

Emission reductions per annum

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