Technology Committees

Direct Reduced Iron Technology Committee Meeting

7 May 2019 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 335 • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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1. Chair’s opening remarks—Elaine Chen    
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items


Review Mission Statement

  • MISSION: To focus on the emerging market and technological trends for the production, handling and use of DRI and HBI products as well as present and future technology for Alternative Iron Production.


Board of Director Level Awards Nominations for Distinguished Member and Fellow, Sendzimir Award, Fairless Award and Steelmaker of the Year nominations


Review Upcoming Committee Conferences

  • 2020 Scrap Supplements & Alternative Iron Symposium

    • March 2020 Orlando, FL

  • DRI & HBI: Logistics, Production, and Utilization Seminar 

    • Spring 2021


Develop committee objectives for next few years

  • Meeting Locations & technical topic to be discussed at meetings and possible presenters

    • Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI

      • Joint committee meeting with Electric Steelmaking to discuss DRI/HBI use in EAF

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 will be a joint meeting with the International Iron Metallics Association’s DRI technical group to discuss raw materials and have an update of maritime regulations. This meeting will be held before the annual AIST European Steel Forum October 23-25, 2019 in Vienna Austria.

  • March 2020 meeting with the Scrap Supplements & Alternative Iron Conference

  • Fall 2020 meeting in Cleveland with IIMA with a potential visit to Cleveland Cliff’s

  • Spring 2021 meeting with DRI/HBI training seminar


Elect New Officers for 2019-2020

  • Chair— Zane Voss, CIX Inc.

  • Vice Chair— P. Chris Pistorius, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Papers Chair— Maude Levesque, ArcelorMittal Canada Inc.

  • Roundup Chair—Janice Bolen, Hatch

  • Membership Chair—


Present Chair Plaque to Elaine Chen in thanks for her year of service to the committee. Photos will be taken with the AIST photographer outside of the room before lunch.


Discussion items

a.    Please contact Anna Voss if you have any discussion items to add before the meeting.


Next meeting— Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI—joint meeting with the EAF committee


Chair conclusion—Elaine Chen

1 p.m.