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A Novel Flash Ironmaking Process

Awardee Details

Awardee 
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
State 
Utah

Funding

DOE Amount 
$7,120,000
Recipient Amount 
$1,780,000

This project will develop a process that sprays iron ore directly into the furnace chamber and uses natural gas, hydrogen, or syngas as a reducing agent to replace the energy-and capital-intensive coke oven and blast furnace process steps.  This new process has the potential to reduce the energy needed to make iron by more than 50%.