New gas power sources boost DRI potential, Tenova says

Dec 15, 2011 | 03:04 AM |

New sources of gas power are driving global growth in the production of direct reduced iron (DRI), at the same time that the use of electric arc furnaces (EAF) is rising, a Tenova executive told delegates at Metal Bulletin’s Middle East Iron & Steel Conference in Dubai on December 14. Thomas Scarmati, sales and marketing manager at the Italy-based technology supplier, argued that the availability and use of shale gas and man-made syngas are allowing steel plants to adopt the DRI process, even if initial plans were to use older, integrated....

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