Direct Reduction: Energy Consumption Statistics


Iron and Steel Engineer, April, 1995.

Combustion Technology
Energy Consumption
Process Description
R&D Trends


Energy usage for DRI production is dominated by natural gas and coal-based processes. Natural gas based processes accounted for 91.8% of total DRI production in 1992. The majority of DRI production occurs outside of the U.S. To-date, there is only one captive (consumes all the product it produces) UR DRI production facility operated by Georgetown Steel (Georgetown, S.C.)