2–3 March 2021 • Virtual Seminar

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Tuesday, 2 March

8 a.m. EST

Introduction to DR Product, Production and Use
Joseph Poveromo, RMI Global Consulting​

8:30 a.m. EST

Pellets for Direct Reduction
Renard Chaigneau, Baffinland
Within direct reduced iron (DRI) production, high-grade iron ore and preferably pellets are a key burden component. The lecture will cover the key quality components to look for, how to manufacture such high-grade pellets and the value of high grade through processing in the DRI/electric arc furnace (EAF) route.

9:30 a.m. EST

Direct Reduction Technology (Non-Gas-Shaft-Based)
Yakov Gordon, Hatch Ltd.

10 a.m. EST


10:15 a.m. EST

MIDREX DRI Technology and Project Overview
Vincent Chevrier, Midrex Technologies Inc.

11 a.m. EST

ENERGIRON HYL Technology and Project Overview
Teresa Guerra, Tenova HYL​

11:45 a.m. EST

Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. EST

Air Quality Permitting and Compliance for the Ironmaking Sector
Tim Desselles, SLR International Corp.
Air quality permitting and compliance for industrial facilities, from the basics to an introduction of advanced concepts, with examples specific to the iron and steel industry.

1:30 p.m. EST

Water Treatment

2:15 p.m. EST

Dust Recovery and Reuse
Erick Bubniak, Diproinduca Canada Ltd.​

3 p.m. EST

Networking Lounge

4 p.m. EST


Wednesday, 3 March

8 a.m. EST

DRI and HBI: Bulk Material Handling and Shipping
Teresa Guerra, Tenova HYL​

9 a.m. EST

DRI: Safe In-Plant Handling and Storage
Sergio Guzman, Tenova Core​

9:45 a.m. EST


10 a.m.  EST

ArcelorMittal: Production and Use of DRI
Maude Levesque, ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. ​

11 a.m. EST

Nucor: DRI Use in EAF


Lunch Break

1 p.m. EST

Use of DRI in EAF Steelmaking
Jeremy Jones, Continued Improvements Experts (CIX Inc.)
This presentation will evaluate the use of DRI/hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the EAF globally. It will also touch on quality aspects and methods to optimize the use of DRI/HBI. Actual results will be presented from various DRI/EAF operations.

2 p.m. EST

DRI and the Future of Steelmaking
Alisha Giglio, Hatch Ltd.
Overview of steel process routes (blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace, DRI-EAF, scrap-EAF) and the main differences, tonnages, greenhouse gas emissions and future growth. Discussion will cover why DRI is important and how it fits in with overall future steelmaking options (hydrogen DRI, etc.)

2:45 EST

Networking Lounge

3:45 p.m. EST

Adjourn Conference