BHP’s Hydrogen Furnace to Replace Coking Coal in Steelmaking
Here’s an article posted in argusmedia that talks about replacement of coking coal with Hydrogen-powered furnaces in steelmaking.
According to the article,
- BHP is planning to develop an electric smelting furnace (ESF) that could use hydrogen to replace coking coal in steelmaking.
- The initiative is part of BHP’s efforts to transition to “green steel” and explore alternative, more sustainable methods of steel production.
- BHP will work with engineering firm Hatch to design and build a pilot plant for a hydrogen- and renewable energy-fueled ESF.
- The ESF, when combined with a direct reduced iron (DRI) plant, could process Pilbara iron ore to make steel.