Metso Outotec is launching NextGen Pelletizing, a visionary concept for the next generation of pelletizing plants that strive to be carbon-neutral and autonomous. This revolutionary concept is a part of the company’s Planet Positive offering focused on environmentally efficient technologies. NextGen PelletizingTM offers unmatched benefitsFurther energy reduction of 5 to 10%CO2 emission reduction of 80 to 90%Production and availability increase of 10 to 15%Improved product homogeneity and quality to support the transition of the steel industryNextGen Pelletizing™ considers all relevant factors for energy efficiency, plant production, and pellet quality to enable a holistic optimization of the performance of the pelletizing process. It follows a modular approach to minimize the sources of CO2 from the three carbon-intensive steps involved in pelletizing and introduces further improved gas schemes, advanced combustion and burner technology (LowNOx, Hydrogen, and alternative fuels) as well as increased plant stability and performance through advanced process control.As the original inventor of the pelletizing process, Metso Outotec’s NextGen Pelletizing also offers an exhaustive suite of digital solutions that help improve process performance, production capacity, and product quality as well as reduce energy consumption, environmental impact, and operation and maintenance costs. These solutions include VisioPellet, Ferroflame LowNox burner, Pallet Car Condition Monitoring System, and Training Simulator, amongst others.