Market mulls benefits of DRI use in steelmaking
Sep 12, 2013 | 03:58 PM
| Daniel Fitzgerald
NEW ORLEANS The future looks bright for direct-reduced iron (DRI) use in the North American steelmaking industry, although some players remain wary about whether the technology can retain its advantages.
Several speakers at AMMs DRI & Mini-mills Conference in New Orleans outlined the North American markets distinct suitability in housing DRI production facilities, most notably through access to cheap natural gas.
Sara Hornby, principal at Global Strategic Solutions Inc., Charlotte, N.C., estimated that as many as seven DRI production plants are being considered in the United States.....
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