Prospects for Coal-based Direct Reduction Process

Kobe Steel has developed coal-based direct reduction (DR) technologies, the FASTMET, FASTMELT and ITmk3 processes, which reduce carbon composite agglomerates (pellets or briquettes) on the hearth of a rotary hearth furnace (RHF). This paper outlines the features of each process, status of technical development and commercialization. Also described is the… (More)