Tenova selected to provide DRI technology for Italian hydrogen steel venture


Tenova selected to provide DRI technology for Italian hydrogen steel venture

Tenova, a company specializing in innovative solutions for the iron and steel industry, is set to supply a 30-meter direct reduced iron (DRI) tower and electric arc furnace (EAF) for RINA’s Hydra project in Italy. This news was shared on the Tenova website. The €88 million initiative, funded by the European instrument NextGenerationEU and supported by the Italian Ministry of Enterprise and Production, aims to promote steel production using 100% hydrogen fuel. The project’s goal is to allow all European steel producers to test this method and develop future investment plans for a green transition.

Utilizing the advanced direct reduction technology Energiron, developed jointly by Tenova and Danieli, the DRI pilot plant and electric arc furnace will have the capacity to produce up to 7 tons of steel per hour at full production capacity by 2025, significantly reducing carbon emissions. European steelmakers will have the opportunity to experiment with different combinations of natural gas and hydrogen through this project. CEO and general manager of RINA, Carlo Luzzatto, highlighted that the Hydra initiative is open to the entire supply chain for research and development in the field of clean steel production.

As GMK Center previously reported, RINA, a multinational consultancy specializing in engineering research, development, inspection, and certification, announced the launch of the six-year Hydra research project last fall. The initiative also involves establishing a training center to gather and share knowledge related to the design, implementation, and deployment of hydrogen-based decarbonization technologies. This center will serve as a permanent international research and development platform accessible to all stakeholders in the metals and energy industries.

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