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2024, 25th March

Hydrogen-fueled Hydra project powered by Energiron® DRI technology

Backed by the European Commission, it will allow EU steelmakers to test new, green steel technologies


Hydra is a project funded by the European Commission’s NextGenerationEU program and backed by the Italian Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy.

It aims for 100% hydrogen-fueled steel production to allow steelmakers to run tests, using the results to drive future investment plans towards sustainable production of steel.

The project foresees the installation of a 30-m tall, Energiron direct reduction tower equipped with an electric heater, which will use hydrogen as a reducing agent, and an electric arc furnace, at Centro Sviluppo Materiali (CSM) in Castel Romano, Italy.

Thanks to this pilot plant, and the Energiron DRI technology capability to use different percentages of natural gases and hydrogen, European steelmakers will have the opportunity to test steel production with several different combinations of reduction gases. A wide range of iron ores will be tested to provide concrete results and analysis for future investments and applications.

Energiron is the innovative direct reduction technology jointly developed by Tenova and Danieli.

Hydrogen-fueled Hydra project powered by Energiron® DRI technology