Hydrogen Ironmaking: fluidised bed H2DRI with Australian focus

December 12th, 2022

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

Lead Organisation:
Australian National University (ANU)

Swinburne University of Technology, Liberty GFG, Fortescue Metals Group, Roy Hill, MHI/Primetals


Start date:
March 2022

Completion date:
February 2023

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

Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition CRC

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:
Report in preparation

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable


December 2022