DRI & HBI


Schedule

1–3 October 2024 • Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center •​ Toledo, OH, USA

Tuesday, 1 October 2024

4–6 p.m.

Registration

5–6 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, 2 October 2024

7 a.m. 

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Introduction to DR Product Production and Use
Angelo Manenti, Metal Consulting LLC

8:30 a.m. 

Fundamentals of Direct Reduction
P. Chris Pistorius, Carnegie Mellon University
The chemical reactions and physical changes during gas-based direct reduction will be reviewed. Relevant kinetic and thermodynamic principles will be used as a framework for the effects of pellet size, porosity, gas quality and temperature on DRI reactions.

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Direct Reduction Technology (Non-Gas-Shaft-Based)
Yakov Gordon, Hatch
Characterization, thermodynamics analysis and key performance indicators of major non-gas-based direct reduction technologies and possibility to reduce CO2 footprint.

11 a.m. 

Pellets for Direct Reduction    

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Water Treatment
Parker Ellis, ChemTreat​

1:45 p.m.

Dust Recovery and Reuse
Stefan Bremer, Köppern

2:30 p.m. 

Air Quality Permitting and Compliance for the Ironmaking Sector
Mike Long, Cleveland Cliffs Inc.

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

DRI and HBI: Bulk Material Handling and Shipping
Ronnie Partapsingh, Nu-Iron Unlimited​

4:30 p.m.

DRI: Safe In-Plant Handling and Storage
Clancy Hoag, TAKRAF USA Inc.

5:15 p.m.

End-of-Day Wrap-Up and Adjourn

5:30 p.m.

Reception

Thursday, 3 October 2024

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

DR Plant Operations
Kevin Persad, Nucor Steel Louisiana LLC
DR plant operations from an operator's point of view.

9 a.m.

Use of DRI in EAF Steelmaking
Jeremy Jones, CIX Inc.­­

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

DRI Use in EAF
Kamalesh Mandal, Steel Dynamics Inc.

11:15 a.m.

DRI and the Future of Steelmaking  
Richard Elliott, Hatch
DRI has been widely touted as the solution for decarbonizing the global steel industry but remains a minority of installed global ironmaking capacity. This presentation will discuss challenges and opportunities for the wider adoption of this technology, including both natural gas and hydrogen configurations, and how these will impact downstream steelmaking activities.         

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Plant Tour of Cleveland-Cliffs Direct Reduction Facility 

5 p.m.

Return From Plant Tour and Conference Adjourn