Utilization Plant. The project includes a 600,000 ktpy ENERGIRON DRI plant. This will be the world’s first DRI production plant powered by hydrogen enriched gas, which will make use of the most advanced, competitive, eco-friendly and reliable technology of the Tenova process portfolio, which includes advanced digital models for equipment and metallurgical behavior prediction.
The HBIS DRI plant will use make-up gas with approximately a 70% Hydrogen concentration. Due to the high amount of H2, the HBIS plant will be the greenest DRI plant in the world by producing only 250kg of CO2 per ton of DRI. The carbon dioxide will be selectively recovered and part of it will be reutilized in downstream processes, with a final net emission of just about 125kg of CO2 per ton. The plant is scheduled to begin production by the end of 2021.