COMMITMENT TO COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT PLACES THEM IN A UNIQUELY STRONG POSITION.
and hydrogen. The trick of our technology is we don’t need an external reformer. In our reactor, reforming and reducing take place at the same time. It was a breakthrough because from that moment it made our technology the most advanced, simplest, and most efficient while giving the highest quality of DRI available.” Because the two processes feed into each other, the resulting harmful emissions from a DRI plant without an external reformer are far lower than from traditional blast furnaces and other DR competing technologies. Furthermore the CO2 that is one of the main byproducts of Tenova HYL’s method is actually trapped and used – for example as bubbles in soft drinks – rather than simply 44 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
dumped or released into the atmosphere. What is polluting emissions for other companies is a source of revenue for Tenova HYL. Their DRI plants are also noted for having low particulate waste. Tenova HYL’s technology operates at much higher pressures than blast furnaces meaning that when gas enters the reactor it travels at much lower velocities. This lower velocity creates less draft as gas flows counter-current to the iron ore and therefore creates lower volumes of particulate waste. GLOBAL REACH The company have expanded their presence across the world drastically over the past decade, with new plants in some of the
most important primary industry economies in the world. Mr. Maggiolino elaborates further on these successes: “Our projects have a long life. From the signature of a contract to commissioning it takes more than three years. During the last 10 years we have done three projects in the UAE, two projects in Egypt, and a project in the US that constructed the largest DRI plant in the world. That is something we are particularly proud of. Right now we are commissioning a plant in the Far East.” “Of course the demands of each project are unique but in terms of sustainability we can say that the plants in the UAE which we have built for Emirates Steel after the commissioning of the DRI plant are