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2Q 2019 Direct From Midrex
- Building our Future on 50 Years of Success
- "It All Started in Portland..." 50 Years Ago
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants 2018 Operations Summary
- Midrex Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First MIDREX® Plant
1Q 2019 Direct From Midrex
- Midrex Global Solutions 2.0: Harnessing the Power of Digitalization
- Direct Reduction in the Digital Age: Introducing MidrexConnect™
- Quality & Performance Assurance: Reformer Management & Catalyst Optimization
- Dave Durnovich Named to Lead Midrex Global Solutions
4Q 2018 Direct From Midrex
- Commentary: First Thoughts upon Joining Midrex
- Hot Briquetted Iron: Steel's Most Versatile Metallic (Part 3)
- Recent Innovations & Improvements for a MIDREXⓇ DRI Plant
- Midrex & Chemtreat enter Strategic Alliance
- Tosyali Algeria: World's Largest CDRI/HDRI Plant
3Q 2018 Direct From Midrex
- Commentary: What Do We Really Do?
- DRI Technology Innovation - Varying the Carbon in HBI
- DR Grade Iron Ore Pellets: A Supply Overview
- How Much DRI is 1 Billion Tons?
2Q 2018 Direct From Midrex
- Commentary: Technology, Flexibility and People
- HBI: Steel's Most Versatile Metallic (Part 2)
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants 2017 Operations Report
- Cleveland-Cliffs Breaks Ground for Great Lakes Region HBI Plant
1Q 2018 Direct From Midrex
- Defining and Redefining DRI
- HBI: Steel's Most Versatile Metallic
- International Project Financing: Building DRI Plants through Midrex UK
- Kobe Steel Names New President
4Q 2017 Direct From Midrex
- "Thanks for the Memories" by Jim McClaskey
- The Career and Accomplishments of Jim McClaskey
- DRI and its Effects on the Scrap Metal Market in the U.S.
- LGOK HBI-3 named Most Important Event of Russian Steel Market in 2017
3Q 2017 Direct From Midrex
- Building on Core Technology - Creating Flexibility and Value
- Inceasing Carbon Flexibility in MIDREX® DRI Products
- Cleveland-Cliffs Announces Plans for Great Lakes HBI Plant
- Metalloinvest Launches Russia's Largest HBI Plant
2Q 2017 Direct From Midrex
A Deeper look at the DRI Industry in 2016
Impact of HBI Use in Integrated Steel Plants: Environmental Impact & OPEX Comparison
MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2016 Operations Summary
News & Views: voestalpine Texas passes Performance Guarantee Test
1Q 2017 Direct From Midrex
- Julius Caeser had Nothing on Robert Hunter
- SULB Operational Flexibility Provided by Midrex
- Advancing the Performance of Nu-Iron's MIDREX® DRI Plant
4Q 2016 Direct From Midrex
- COMMENTARY: The DRI industry is still young and definitely thriving
- Guest Author: Michael Marley -No. 1 Heavy DRI: Scrap Rival or Enhancer?
- Increasing HBI Capacity for the Merchant Market
- voestalpine Texas LLC HBI Plant Inaugurated
3Q 2016 Direct From Midrex
- THE VERSATILE OBM (ORE-BASED METALLIC): Part 2 - How to get what you paid for… A guide for maintaining the value of DRI.
- GLOBE TROTTERS WITH A STRONG CLIENT FOCUS: Midrex Sales & Marketing
2Q 2016 Direct From Midrex
- Q & A with Stephen Montague
- 2015 MIDREX Plant Report
- DRIpax™ - MIDREX® Plant Process Optimization System
- Algerian Qatari Steel to build 2.5 MTPY MIDREX® Plant Midrex and Paul Wurth Awarded Project
1Q 2016 Direct From Midrex
- In Memoriam: Donald R. Lyles
- DRI PRODUCTION USING COKE OVEN GAS: Test Results of Thermal Reactor System™ (TRS®)
- DRI - THE VERSATILE OBM (Ore-Based Metallic) part 1
- SIM selects Midrex and Primetals Technologies to build HBI plant in Quebec
4Q Direct From Midrex
- COMMENTARY: MIDREX R&D – Lab Coats and Steel-toed Boots
- Iron & Steel Production Considerations for Navigating the EU Low Carbon Roadmap
- Midrex Research & Development Technology Center
- NEWS & VIEWS: 2015 MIDREX® Operations Seminar in Barcelona, Spain
3Q 2015 Direct From Midrex
- LGOK II Surpasses 10 Million tons of HBI
- Parent, Partner & Pacesetter: Kobe Steel's role in the Direct Reduction Industry
- Producing DRI in Bahrain: United Steel Company (SULB)
2Q 2015 Direct From Midrex
- MIDREX® Combination Plant – Designed for Changing Market Conditions
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants Operations Summary
- Midrex Global Solutions - Lending a Helping Hand
- JSW Steel successfully uses coke oven gas at JSW Dolvi
- Tosyali Holding to Build World’s Largest DRI Combo Plant
- 2014 World DRI Production tops 74.5 Million tons
1Q 2015 Direct From Midrex
- COMMENTARY:Synergy in Motion:Combining People, Process & Performance
- TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE WITH A HUMAN TOUCH: Engineering, the Midrex Way
- THE VALUE OF DRI: Using the Product for Optimum Steelmaking
- NEWS & VIEWS: ESISCO HOTLINK® Plant gets ready for Commercial Operation
Q4 2014 Direct From Midrex
- Construction of the new HBI plant - voestalpine Texas;
- Solutions for using DRI in the EAF;
- 2014 Operations Seminar.
Q3 2014 Direct From Midrex
- Innovations and Improvements - Hot Discharge Furnace;
- Shipping of DRI, "The Nu-Iron Experience";
- Sabah Gas Industries 30th Anniversary of HBI Production.
Q2 2014 Direct From Midrex
- Hadeed's Module E 2.0 Million Ton Milestone;
- Summary of 2013 MIDREX® Operations;
- Better Safety Culture (Part 2): The Benefits;
- 2013 World DRI Production over 75 Million Tons;
- SES & Midrex Agreement to Bring DRI to East Asia.
Q1 2014 Direct From Midrex
- The Spectrum of Carbon in an EAF;
- Carbon & Hot Charging DRI to EAFs;
- Better Safety Culture (Part 1): The Importance;
- SMS Group becomes a Construction Licensee.
Q4 2013 Direct From Midrex
- The Future of EAF Steelmaking & DRI;
- MXCOL® and TRS® Using Coal and Coke Oven Gas to Make DRI in India;
- Market Analysis of the metallics industry since 2009.
Q3 2013 Direct From Midrex
- The Partnership of Midrex and Kobe Steel;
- 30th Anniversary of Midrex and Kobe Steel;
- Midrex UK, Ltd.'s First Project - Financing LGOK III.
Q2 2013 Direct From Midrex
- First HBI Plant in North America announced;
- HBI growth surge in the industry;
- Summary of 2012 MIDREX® Operations;
- voestalpine signs contract with Siemens and Midrex;
- Midrex Pioneers honored;
- 74 Million Tons of DRI Produced in 2012;
- Tuwairqi Steel's MIDREX® Plant Starts Up
- Midrex and JSW Steel to convert DR plant to coke oven gas.
Q1 2013 Direct From Midrex
- A Tale of Two Technologies;
- Next Generation SIMPAX;
- Shale Gas and Its Impact on the World (Part 2);
- Launch of Midrex Global Logistics Announced;
- Midrex nominated for two Industry Awards.
Q4 2012 Direct From Midrex
- A whole new journey of discovery;
- Coke oven gas option for DRI - Midrex/Praxair Thermal Reactor System™;
- Shale Gas and Its Impact on the World (Part 1);
- Pakistan's First DR Plant to Begin Operations in 2013.
Q3 2012 Direct From Midrex
- The Value of Quality;
- The Evolution of Ironmaking & Development of DRI;
- The Correct Carbon Content for DRI Usage in the EAF;
- Metalloinvest chooses Siemens and Midrex for new HBI Plant;
- Todd Ames, new General Manager of MENA Plant Sales;
- A Pioneer Remembered.
Q2 2012 Direct From Midrex
- Better DRI solutions for India;
- Summary of 2011 MIDREX® Operations;
- Fresh look at the future of Direct Reduction;
- Midrex launches Indian Office;
- Praxair and Midrex sign agreement to commercialize alternative fuel technology.
Q1 2012 Direct From Midrex
- Change and Consistency;
- Reducing the world steel industry's carbon footprint through DR;
- The Economics of Longevity;
- Midrex announces new Marketing Director.
Q3 & Q4 2011 Direct From Midrex
- Plant Performance and Innovation;
- Amount of Iron Ore to Make One Ton of DRI;
- Four MIDREX® Modules surpass the 20 million ton production mark.
Q2 2011 Direct From Midrex
- 5 Questions with Mike Jasper;
- Summary of 2010 MIDREX® Operations;
- Jindal Shadeed dedicated to the Nation of the Sultanate of Oman;
- Jindal Steel Bolivia and Midrex to construct world's largest capacity DR module;
- Midrex Shanghai Office Launched;
- DRI production in 2010;
- The NEW IRON AGE blog.
Q1 2011 Direct From Midrex
- 5 Questions with Dan Sanford;
- Super Sizing the MIDREX® Process;
- About MXCOL® and Coal Gasification;
- A Breakthrough in Coal-Based Direct Reduction;
- Jindal Shadeed Begins Production;
- OEMK Mod 1 Revamped.
Q2 2010 Direct From Midrex
- 5 Questions with Stephen Montague;
- CO2 Savings by Use of HBI: Blast Furnace Economics;
- Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas Direct Reduction;
- MXCOL® Highlights Better Way to Make DRI Using Coal.
Q1 2010 Direct From Midrex
- 5 Questions with James McClaskey;
- Summary of 2009 MIDREX® Operations;
- CO2 Savings by Use of HBI: The Loci?
- SULB Orders 1.5 million ton/year MIDREX® Plant for Bahrain;
- In Memoriam.
Q3 2009 Direct From Midrex
- It's Not Easy Being Green;
- Production of Steels Applying 100% DRI for Nitrogen Removal;
- Savings in CO2 Generation by Use of HBI;
- JSPL Announces New Coal Gasification MIDREX® Plant;
- Midrex Opens UK Office.
Q2 2009 Direct From Midrex
- Ride the Cycles or Build in the Valley;
- Operational Aspects of LION's MIDREX® HDRI/HBI Plant;
- Hot Charging DRI at Hadeed;
- Midrex Announces New Global Solutions Project Manager.
Q1 2009 Direct From Midrex
- Flexibility: Nothing Is Permanent but Change;
- Summary of 2008 MIDREX® Operations;
- Hot Transport Conveying DR---Energy & Productivity Benefits;
- DRI Production Increases Slightly in 2008.
Special Report December 2008
- Innovation via Continuous Technology Development;
- ITmk3® and FASTMELT® Applications for Southeast Asia;
- Development of EAF Dust Recycling & Melting Technology.
Q4 2008 Direct From Midrex
- CEO Jim McClaskey Celebrates Silver Anniversary;
- MIDREX® Technology for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA);
- Steel Industry Market Analysis;
- 70+ Successful Shaft and Rotary Heath Furnaces Around the World.
Q3 2008 Direct From Midrex
- Technical Services Group: Above and Beyond;
- Improvements in Labratory Testing of DR Oxides;
- Hot Briquetted Iron: Steel's Most Versatile Metallic;
- Midrex Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Acquisition by Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Q2 2008 Direct From Midrex
- Challenges and Trends of Steel Procurement;
- Qatar Steel Company: 30 Years of Success;
- World's Largest HBI Module Constructed in Gubkin, Russia;
- First Briquette Produced by LGOK 2 Presented to Midrex CEO, Jim McClaskey.
Q1 2008 Direct From Midrex
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2007 Operations Summary;
- Ocean Shipping of Hot Briquetted Iron;
- Hot Briquetted Iron: Steel's Most Versatile Metallic;
- Nu-Iron Relocates Midrex AIR Plant to Point Lisas, Trinidad.
SP December 2007 Direct From Midrex
- A Layman's Guide to Rotary Hearth Furnance Technologies;
- FASTMET®, FASTMELT®, and ITmk3®: New Coal-based Ironmaking Processes;
- ITmk3® Plant to be Constructed in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota;
- Kobe Steel Collaborates with Cleveland-Cliffs to Promote ITmk3® Ironmaking Technology.
Q4 2007 Direct From Midrex
- Training and Commissioning: A Critical Factor;
- The Benefits of Integrated Steel Production in the Middle East;
- The Shortest Route from Iron Ore to Hot Strip;
- The Iron Carbide Content of DRI and its Effect on Reactivity.
Q3 2007 Direct From Midrex
- DRI Solutions for Russian Steelmakers;
- Cumulative Production of MIDREX® Iron Surpasses 500 Million Tons;
- Riding the Supercycle: Pricing Scrap Steel;
- MIDREX® Plant at ArcelorMittal Steel Lazaro Cardenas Celebrates 10 Years.
Q2 2007 Direct From Midrex
- Green Steelmaking with the MIDREX® DR Process;
- The Economics of Hot DRI Charging;
- World's Largest Operating Dr Module, COMSIGUA, Produces 10 Million Tons of HBI;
- Relocated MIDREX® Plant in Saudi Arabia Begins Production in May.
Q1 2007 Direct From Midrex
- Midrex Technology Development: Firm Foundation and Continuous Improvement;
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2006 Operations Summary;
- Midrex Global Solutions: Providing Aftermarket Strategies;
- Todd Ames Named Plant Sales Manager.
SP July 2006 Direct From Midrex
- Overview of MIDREX® Direct Reduction Projects;
- Six New Hot Discharge Modules Expected for 2007 and 2008;
- New HBI Plant in Gubkin, Russia Expected to be Largest in the World;
- First Mini-Integrated Steel Plant Comes to Shoar, Oman.
Q4 2006 Direct From Midrex
- Show Me the Numbers: An Analysis of the Growing Steel Market;
- Hot Briquetted Iron: Still Growing After 30 Years;
- Exporting DRI: Libyan Iron and Steel Company;
- Midrex Attends the 47th Latin American Steel Congress in Santiago, Chile.
Q3 2006 Direct From Midrex
- Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing the Environmental Impact of Steelmaking;
- Direct Reduction's Role in the World Steel Industry;
- New Ironmaking Capacity Outside of China;
- Stephen Montague Promoted to Commercial Vice President and Henry Gaines Named Plant Sales Manager.
Q1 2006 Direct From Midrex
- The New Iron Age: DR's Role in Global Steelmaking;
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2005 Operations Summary;
- Enhanced Mineral Processing at the Midrex R&D Center;
- Midrex Signs ITmk3® Construction License Agreement with Kobe Steel.
Q2 2005 Direct From Midrex
- China: The World's #1 Producer of Steel;
- Optimization of the Hot DRI: KWIKSTEEL®;
- Kobe Steel Pursues DRI Venture in China.
Q1 2005 Direct From Midrex
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2004 Operations Summary;
- Midrex Contracted by Lion Group to Construct HDRI Plant in Malaysia;
- QASCO Signs Contract for MIDREX®HBI/DRI Combination Plant;
- SHADEED to Build First Commercial HOTLINK® Plant.
Q4 2004 Direct From Midrex
- Midrex Begins 4th Decade as Iron & Steel Industry Leader;
- Mission Possible: Rush to Repair COMSIGUA Cooling Tower;
- A History of Midrex Technologies: Part 4;
- Midrex and Hadeed Begin Construction of Largest DRI Plant.
Q3 2004 Direct From Midrex
- What is the Value of Iron?;
- Tendencies in In-Situ Reforming;
- A History of Midrex Technologies: Part 3;
- Midrex Technologies Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation.
Q2 2004 Direct From Midrex
- Usage of Oxygen Injection in QASCO;
- A History of Midrex Technologies: Part 2;
- A Fond Farewell to Winston Tennies, CEO and Co-Founder of MIDREX® DR Process;
- James D. McClaskey Announced as New CEO at Midrex Technologies.
Q1 2004 Direct From Midrex
- A Storied History & Exciting Future: Midrex Celebrates 30 Years;
- A History of Midrex Technologies: Part 1;
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2003 Operations Summary;
- OEMK Contracts Midrex for Plant Expansion.
Q4 2003 Direct From Midrex
- New Technologies Nearing Commercial Reality: ITmk3®, HOTLINK®, FASTEEL™, & FASTOx™;
- MIDREX HOTLINK®-based Mini-Mill to be Built by HAMIL STEEL.
- Midrex Awarded Patent for KWIKSTEEL™;
- COMSIGUA Commemorates 5 Year Performance Milestone.
Q3 2003 Direct From Midrex
- FASTEEL™: Hot Metal of FASTMELT® and Continuous Scrap Feeding of CONSTEEL®;
- The Reality of Installed Metallics Capacity;
- Midrex and Kobe Steel Celebrate 20 Years of Teamwork;
- MOU for New DR Plant Announced for United Arab Emirates.
Q2 2003 Direct From Midrex
- New Iron Making Technology of the Future: The Mesabi Nugget Project;
- Mesabi ITmk3® Plant Successfully Begins Producing Nuggets;
- MIDREX Direct Reduction Process at Qatar Steel Company;
- 25 Year Price Predictions for the American Steel Market.
Q1 2003 Direct From Midrex
- Ispat Industries Limited: Operations with High Lump Ore Percentages;
- Market Forces in the DR Industry: Growth and Decline Drivers;
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2002 Operations Summary;
- A Growing DR Market in India: Developing Possibilities.
Q4 2002 Direct From Midrex
- Using OXY+® to Make Reducing Gas in the MIDREX® DR Process;
- Market Forces in the DR Industry: What Drives the Market?;
- Industrial Recovery Systems: Environmental Remediation;
- Midrex Holds Annual Operations Seminar in Bahrain.
Q3 2002 Direct From Midrex
- Educated Use of HBI/DRI: EAF Efficiency and Yield;
- FASTEEL™: Examining Potential for the Steel Industry;
- Kobe Steel Signs Agreement to Construct FASTMELT® with Production Capacity of 500,000 tpy;
- Department of Energy Funds ITmk3® Project.
Q2 2002 Direct From Midrex
- Not All RHFs Are Created Equal: How a RHF Can Meet Client Needs;
- Successful Iron Nugget Production at the ITmk3® Pilot Plant;
- Techint, Midrex and Kobe Steel Form Worldwide Alliance on New Iron and Steelmaking Technology;
- Midrex Certified to New ISO 9001-2000 Standard.
Q1 2002 Direct From Midrex
- Developing Process Automation for the MIDREX® Process;
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2001 Operations Summary;
- Fond Farewell to Midrex Pioneers Dave Meissner and Jim Helle;
- ISS Distinguished Service Award Honors Sara Hornby Anderson.
Q4 2001 Direct From Midrex
- Upkeep in a Down Market: Plant Scheduled Maintenance;
- The Midrex OXY+™ System: Souring Additional H2 and CO;
- Direct Reduction/EAF Steeling Making: Reducing Environmental Impact;
- Kobe Steel Signs MOU with Mesabi Nugget to Utilizie the ITmk3® Process.
Q3 2001 Direct From Midrex
- Green Steelmaking with the MIDREX® and FASTMET® Processes;
- Advanced Gas Analysis Using Mass Spectrometers;
- A Market Analysis of Scrap, DRI, and Pig Iron: Industry Trends and Predictions;
- Midrex Solutions™ Offers Steel Plant Training and Seminars.
Q2 2001 Direct From Midrex
- Ispat Mexicana (IMEXSA) Sets a New Standard for Production and Quality;
- Benefits of Hot DRI Charge to the Electric Arc Furnace;
- FASTMET® Plant in Japan Begins Commercial Operation;
- Midrex Expands Beyond Iron and Steel: Targets New Partners.
Q1 2001 Direct From Midrex
- Control Innovations in Midrex Plants;
- MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plants: 2000 Operations Summary;
- ITmk3 - Premium Ironmaking Process for the New Millennium;
- Midrex Announces 6 Employee Promotions.
Q4 2000 Direct From Midrex
- Supporting our Plants: Midrex Technical Services;
- AC vs. DC Melting of Direct Reduced Iron;
- Direct Reduced Iron Market Review;
- FASTMET® Waste Recycling at Kakogawa and Hirohata.
Q3 2000 Direct From Midrex
- Supporting our Plants: Midrex Technical Services;
- Carbon in Direct Reduced Iron: Friend or Foe?;
- Optimizing Metallization and Carbon at IMEXSA;
- Third MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plant in Egypt in Full Productuion.
Q2 2000 Direct From Midrex
- Ironmaking Technology for the New Millennuim;
- Plant Operation and Quality at the COMSIGUA HBI Plant;
- First Commerical FASTMET® Plant is Commissioned.
Q1 2000 Direct From Midrex
- Increasing Product Carbon;
- 10th Anniversary at Professional Services International, Inc.;
- MIDREX™ Direct Reduction Plants: 1999 Operations Summary;
- Midrex and Professional Services International, Inc. Move to New Office in Charlotte.
Q4 1999 Direct From Midrex
- Hot Charging DRI for Lower Cost and High Productivity with HOTLINK™;
- Fines to Slabs in Western Australia: Integrated Mini-Mills.;
- Two MIDREX Plants Hit 1 Million Ton Milestone;
- Midrex Celebrates 25 Innovative Years of Business.
Q3 1999 Direct From Midrex
- The Passing of a Pioneer: Charles W. “Sanz” Sanzenbacher;
- Riding the Roller Coaster: Global Steel and Scrap Cycles;
- A Powerful Combination: Gasification and the MIDREX® DR Process;
- Commissioning Begins at MIDREX MEGAMOD™ in Port Lisas, Trinidad.
Q2 1999 Direct From Midrex
- Utilization of Sponge Iron in Electric Arc Furnaces;
- Principles and Use of Iron in a MIDREX™ Direct Reduction Plant: Part 2;
- Midrex Honored as the Gold Prize Winner of the Tamiya Prize;
- Koshi Mizukoshi Appointed President, CEO, and Representative Director of Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Q1 1999 Direct From Midrex
- The Long-Term View: Looking Past a Market Downturn;
- Use of DRI in Tuscaloosa Steel's Twin Shell DC Furnace;
- Principles and Use of Iron in a MIDREX™ Direct Reduction Plant: Part 1;
- MIDREX™ Direct Reduction Plants: 1998 Operations Summary.
Q4 1998 Direct From Midrex
- FASTMET®: New Ironmaking Opportunity for Minimills and Integrated Steel Mills;
- Treating Steel Mill Waste with FASTMET®;
- Waste-to-Hot Metal Project in Development by Midrex and National Recovery Systems;
- Midrex and PSI Sponsor a Habitat for Humanity Home Build in Charlotte, NC.
Q3 1998 Direct From Midrex
- Hot Tansport: Midrex Style;
- 1998 DRI Market Report: Pumping Iron;
- COMSIGUA Begins Production in Matanzas, Venezuela;
- Commercialization of the FASTMET® Process Continues to Thrive.
Q2 1998 Direct From Midrex
- Increasing Productivity and Profitability with the MIDREX® Process;
- An American Renaissance: Direct Reduced Iron;
- Catalyst: The Factors that Affect Performance;
- QASCO to Construct 2nd MIDREX™ HBI Plant in the Middle East.