World DRI output pegged at 200M tonnes in 2025-30

Jul 16, 2013 | 09:53 AM |

Tags  DRI, direct-reduced iron, DRI output, hot-briquetted iron, iron ore, global production, Nina Nasman

LONDON — Direct-reduced iron (DRI) output could exceed 200 million tonnes annually between 2025 and 2030 as global gas-based metals production increases, according to Midrex Technologies Inc.

World DRI production stood at 74 million tonnes in 2012. That was up 1 percent year on year as relatively new plants started ramping up to capacity, Charlotte, N.C.-based DRI technology provider Midrex said in early July.

The sluggish growth was mainly due to raw materials disruptions in India, the world’s largest DRI-producing country.....

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