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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.


Australia steel industry.


Coking coal replacement

Direct reduced iron (DRI) plant

Electric smelting furnace (ESF)

Green steel

Hatch engineering firm

Hydrogen steelmaking

Pilbara iron ore

Renewable energy-fueled steel production

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