Online ISSN : 1883-2954
Print ISSN : 0021-1575
ISSN-L : 0021-1575
HBI Production through Coal-based Direct Reduction and Its Application in Blast Furnace
Hidetoshi TANAKATakao HARADA
Author information

2006 Volume 92 Issue 12 Pages 1022-1028


In order to reduce CO2, emission and cope with the shortage of agglomerated ore due to the use of low-grade iron ore for a sintering process, which are key issues in the ironmaking field, it was proved that direct reduced iron can be manufactured using comparatively cheap fine iron ore and coal, or steel mill waste as the raw material. By using coal-based direct reduced iron, hot briquetted iron (HBI) which has sufficient strength for blast furnace use was manufactured in the demonstration plant. The use of this HBI in the blast furnace could contribute to reduce CO2, emission and dealing with the shortage of agglomerated ore.

Information related to the author
© The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Previous article