Technology Committees

Direct Reduced Iron Technology Committee Meeting

23 October 2019 • Falkensteiner Hotel Leoben • Leoben, Austria

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Hotel Arrangements

A block of rooms has been reserved at these hotels.
To reserve a room please use the code ESF20119


1. Welcome and opening remarks by both AIST & IIMA    
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Reading of AIST Antitrust guidelines
4. Introductions around the room

Main agenda items


a. AIST and IIMA provide an overview of their organization 

b. Technical Presentations 


i. Raw Materials discussion including an update on supply of DR  grade iron ore and pellets and the VIU impact of using BF grade pellets for DRI production


ii. An overview of maritime regulation as it affects iron and steelmaking raw materials – Chris Barrington, IIMA


iii. IIMA’s HBI-C-Flex project: dealing with the regulatory impact of low density HBI


iv. Overview of the International Council on Mining and Metals and its material stewardship facility () There is an opportunity here to give also some feedback on what the mining industry is doing to address recent events in Brazil) –John Atherton, IIMA


Coffee break


v. Chemical regulation and issues affecting iron and iron oxide, including REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) – Chris Barrington, IIMA


vi. HBI & DRI in both integrated and EAF steelmaking focusing on their value in use


vii. Innovation in DRI/HBI technology and operations


Lunch break - networking

Discussion items


Breakout groups to discuss how the IIMA and AIST can work together in the future (including IIMA’s potential inputs to the Scrap Supplements & Alternative Ironmaking conference in 2020 and the DRI & HBI seminar in 2021)


Presentations from breakout groups


Conclusions on the roadmap for future co-operation


Next meeting

AIST’s DRI Technology Committee will meet
2 March 2020 before the Scrap Supplements & Alternative Ironmaking
Orlando, Fla., USA

IIMA will meet
Spring 2020 members meeting: April, Warsaw, Poland

AIST/IIMA meeting
Autumn 2020 in Cleveland, OH






Please join us for a Welcome Reception in the Falkensteiner Hotel at 18:00 p.m.


If you wish to participate in the AIST European Steel Forum 24-25 October 2019 please follow this link for registration information