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Fortescue, Primetals Technologies, and Voestalpine to Jointly Evaluate Groundbreaking Green Ironmaking Plant Using Hydrogen

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Central.

This paragraph outlines the objective of the partnership.

The partnership is aimed at designing and engineering an industrial-scale prototype plant with a new process for net-zero-emission ironmaking at the voestalpine site in Linz, Austria. The collaboration will also investigate the implementation and operation of the plant.

Other details include.

  • A process called HYFOR will be used.
  • HYFOR is the world’s first direct reduction process for iron ore fines that will not require any agglomeration steps, like sintering or pelletizing.
  • A pilot plant has run successful trials on Fortescue’s Pilbara iron ore products.
  • HYFOR appears to be an electrical-powered process than can use low-grade iron ores.

This press release from Primetals Technologies is the source of Hydrogen Central article and is a must-read.

If this venture is successful, I can see HYFOR plants being built in the UK.

  • We will need lots of steel for the offshore floating wind industry.
  • We will have GWs of green electricity in a few years.
  • We need to decarbonise our clapped-out steel-making.

As Primetals Technologies are headquartered in London, they are convenient.


December 23, 2022 - Posted by | Hydrogen | , ,

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