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DRI: Logistics, Production and Utilization Seminar
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Jessica Mortimer, or +1.724.814.3070

The production and use of direct reduced iron (DRI) in North America is increasing with the reduced price of natural gas due to advances in drilling technology. As such, DRI is becoming a more important feedstock to the steelmaking process. This conference will focus on areas that include: raw materials and DRI handling and shipping; technologies to produce DRI; and the use of DRI to produce steel in electric arc furnaces (EAFs), blast furnaces and basic oxygen furnaces (BOFs).

Those engaged in the production, sale and use of DRI; managers and engineers from EAF, BOF and blast furnace operations; suppliers of iron ore, coal and natural gas; steel company, engineering company, academic and research personnel engaged in ironmaking process development.

Virtual Event Registration: Member US$645.00, Non-member US$895.00. Virtual event registration includes Zoom link to access live presentations and online link to download conference materials.

Mr. Zane T. Voss
CIX Inc.

Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo
RMI Global Consulting
Dr. Renard Chaigneau
Sr. Manager, Technical Markintin-Iron Ore
Dr. Yakov M. Gordon
Director, Ironmaking Technologies
Dr. Vincent F. Chevrier
General Manager-Business Development
Midrex Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Joel Morales
Marketing Manager
Tenova HYL
Mr. Timothy Desselles
Managing Principal
SLR International Corporation
Mr. Erick I. Bubniak, Sr.
Chief Innovation Officer
Diproinduca Canada Limited
Mr. Nigel Noel
Shipping & Logistics Director
Nu-Iron Unlimited
Mr. Sergio A. Guzman
Process Engineer
Tenova Core
Ms. Maude Levesque
Process Engineer
ArcelorMittal Produits Longs Canada
Mr. Jeremy A.T. Jones
President/Managing Partner
Continuous Improvement Experts(CIX Inc.)
Ms. Alisha T. Giglio
Chemical EIT, Pyrometallurgy
Hatch Ltd

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

Event Sponsor - 2 available per conference US$3,500

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