Successful first tests of HYFOR pilot project using hydrogen for fine-ore reduction

Successful tests of the hydrogen-based fine-ore reduction (HYFOR) pilot plant have been performed by Primetals Technologies at the voestalpine site in Donawitz, Austria.

The HYFOR pilot plant employs the world’s first direct reduction process for iron ore fines concentrates from ore beneficiation, not requiring any agglomeration like sintering or pelletising, the company has said.

Using hydrogen as a reduction agent reduces the carbon footprint to almost zero.

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