High-Carbon DRI for the Production of High-Purity Pig Iron

  • Jorge Martinez, Tenova HYL,
  • Francesco Memoli, Tenova Inc.

The world’s iron and steel producers need a paradigm change for the future to fulfill environmental regulations and to cope with raw material availabilities and final product qualities. The ENERGIRON® technology has been characterized by innovation and this paper outlines the novel Tenova High Purity Pig Iron production process that starts with the reduction of iron-oxide pellets in a gas-based direct reduction module and follows with high-carbon-direct reduced iron melting in an electric furnace, specifically designed to produce pig iron. The carbon footprint is thereby reduced by about 50% for ironmaking of integrated steel mills, while keeping the basic oxygen furnace and downstream facilities unchanged.

  • Date:Wednesday, June 30
  • Time:11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:201 B
  • Location:201 B
  • Session Type:Presentation Only
  • Is the main contact one of the authors?:No
  • Master Session:Direct Reduced Iron: Use of Alternative Iron Units in Steelmaking
  • Session Chairs:Angelo Manenti, Zane Voss
  • Speaker 1 Country:Mexico