Cleveland-Cliffs completes hydrogen injection trial at Indiana blast furnace

Cleveland-Cliffs has announced a successful completion of a hydrogen injection trial at its Indiana Harbour (IH#7) blast furnace.

As the “largest” blast furnace in North America, the project will be the second Cleveland-Cliff blast furnace to utilise hydrogen as a reductant and fuel source, following its successful trial at Middletown Works last year (2023).

Linde supplied the hydrogen gas to the project, which will advance Cliffs greenhouse gas reduction efforts. The company recently completed the commissioning of the hydrogen pipeline at Indiana Harbour, which was used for the trial.

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