Kanthal and Danieli announce strategic partnership to develop and industrialize full-scale electric process gas heaters for DRI plants

Kanthal, a world leader in electric industrial heating technology, and Danieli, a major global supplier of turnkey plants and equipment for the iron- and steel industry, have announced a strategic partnership to jointly scale up Kanthal’s demonstrated electric process gas direct-heating solution, Prothal® DH, to full industrial scale. By installing Prothal® DH in Energiron hydrogen-ready DRI plants, fully green DRI production will be achieved. Furthermore, the introduction of Prothal® DH technology in blast furnace operation will reduce CO2 emissions in ironmaking.