Magazine Issue: April 2021

Stephen Montague on DRI and leading Midrex Technologies
Midrex Technologies, owned by Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan, sets great store by the development of the major DRI and HBI production plants that it designs, supplies, and helps to maintain globally. President & CEO Stephen Montague tells Richard Barrett that he is passionate about the importance of people in his company’s success and the attitude and focus needed to have a positive impact in a decarbonizing steel industry.



  • Tight supply forecast

    Lithium supply is set to be tight in 2021, despite a ramp-up in output, reports William Adams.


  • Strength in scrap demand returns

    The rapidly growing momentum in manufacturing in the United States has revealed pent-up demand for steel and non-ferrous metal scrap. Myra Pinkham surveys the US scene, including its multiple connections with international markets for secondary metals

APRIL 2021

  • Table of Contents

    APRIL 2021 issue: Cover profile interview with Midrex Technologies president and CEO Stephen Montague; Strength in US steel and non-ferrous scrap demand; Scrap supply in India; Turbulent times for tin markets; Lead continues its key role in energy storage; Alf Barrios changes role at Rio Tinto; Lithium price dynamics; Graphite markets outlook; Gathering business intelligence from satellite images of Earth; Regular Fastmarkets research analysis, news review, innovation and end-user pages.