Companies combine to offer green, cost-effective alternative to steel producers


Air Products and Danieli Corus are helping steel producers to reduce operating costs whilst saving the environment.
Blast Furnace (BF Plus) is the new offering from the integrated companies offering steel producers a solution to these priorities.

BF Plus, a patent-pending technology reduces blast furnace operating costs while raising the calorific content of the furnace’s top gas. The higher calorific value top gas can be used in combined cycle energy power generation to maximise energy recovery.

Consequently, it offers savings in the range of $20 per tonne of hot metal, while aiding hot metal productivity. In addition, the unit promises to optimize power generation through integration with the blast furnace and decreasing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Joe Terrible, Senior Business Development Manager at Air Products, commented, “BF Plus has the potential to benefit steel producers globally. The technology offers a way to increase the value of the top gas, and then take that gas and use it to create electrical power and steam.”

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