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Definition: Blast furnace gas (Code 4220)


Blast furnace gas is obtained as a by-product in operating blast furnaces. It is recovered on leaving the furnaces and used partly within the plant and partly in other steel industry processes or in power stations equipped to burn it.
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics, Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe annual questionnaire on solid fossil fuels and manufactured gases