Our expert in DRI – Shiva Kumar
*DRI stands for direct reduced iron. Our DR reactor refines iron ore into DRI by exposing it to hydrogen, which reacts with the oxygen in the ore to produce steam as a residual product. By using green hydrogen produced through electrolysis instead of coal, which is typically used in integrated steel plants, we can reduce CO2 emissions from the reduction process by up to 95 percent.
Most of the DRI is transported in a hot state within the plant to the electric arc furnace, while the rest is transformed into hot briquetted iron or HBI for storage and later use.
Input: Green hydrogen, iron ore
Output: Hot DRI, HBI, slag, water (H2O).