Kick-off for direct reduction pilot plant

Together with thyssenkrupp Steel and the plant manufacturer TS Elino, the BFI has started work on the construction of the BFI direct reduction pilot plant at a kick-off meeting.

The plant will be designed for flexible operation with different feed materials containing iron oxide as well as hydrogen-rich process gases and pure hydrogen in combination with natural gas. The construction and operation of the direct reduction pilot plant are part of the “H2Stahl” energy transition real-world laboratory, which is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.