Brazil's Vale starts 18-month test period with green briquettes

Brazilian iron ore producer Vale will conduct production tests of iron ore briquettes — a “green” product that can replace sinter, pellet and lump ore in blast furnaces (BF) for direct reduction — in the next 18 months, the company said on Thursday August 31.

The move comes amid efforts from the steel industry and its supply chain to reduce their carbon footprints. By eliminating the sintering step, green briquettes have the potential to cut...


Gabriela Brumatti

September 01, 2023

19:57 GMT

São Paulo