Producing Clean Steel Directly from Iron Ore Concentrate

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Program:
ROSIE
Award:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Status:
Selected
Project Term:
TBD

Technology Description:

The University of Utah is developing a hydrogen-reduction melt-less steelmaking technology. The cornerstone of the technology is the direct reduction and alloying from concentrated ore to make steel products, thereby circumventing traditional iron and steelmaking methods. The proposed process has the potential to drastically reduce energy consumption by eliminating several high-energy steps in traditional iron and steelmaking. The process is conducted at substantially lower temperatures than conventional methods.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Cory Phillips
Project Contact:
Prof. Pei Sun
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
pei.sun@utah.edu

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Release Date:
06/22/2023