Hydrogen Ironmaking: fluidised bed H2DRI with Australian focus

January 11th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Techno-economic evaluation, Industrial heat processes

Lead Organisation:
Australian National University (ANU)

Completed (June 2023)

Start date:
April 2022

Key contacts:
Lead Investigator: Associate Professor John Pye (ANU): john.pye@anu.edu.au

Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition CRC

Project total cost:
AUD$405, 912 (cash and in-kind contributions)

Project summary description:
Hydrogen ironmaking is of key strategic interest to Australia, as the leading global exporter of iron ore. However, many Australian ores are not of high quality, and there are questions about their ability to be used in cost-effective hydrogen ironmaking processes. This HILT CRC quick-start project aims to achieve an understanding of the end-to-end techno-economics of hydrogen direct reduced ironmaking in the Australian context, with an emphasis on understanding the impacts of Australian ore grades on the overall process design.

Related publications and key links:
Hydrogen Ironmaking: fluidised bed H₂DRI with Australian focus | Projects | HILT CRC
Report in preparation

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable


Reviewed: September 2023