october 16, world steel association(“worldsteel”) announced the winners of its 14th steelie awards and hbis project of unique coke oven gas zero-reforming dri process combined with eaf won the excellence in low steel carbon title, a new title won by hbis after winning of sustainable development enterprise of world steel industry, earlier this year. hbis 1.2million-ton hydrogen steel making pilot plant is the world’s ever mass application, acknowledged by world steel industry. hbis chairman yu yong, world steel association chairman, posco ceo jeong-woo choi, world steel association director general edwin basson, hbis vice president li yiren attended the ceremony and world steel association deputy director general, wordsteel beijing office chief representative zhong shaoliang presented awards to winners.
steelie awards are dedicated to commend member companies and their employees that make extraordinary progress and influence in steel industry in previous year. this year, the steelie awards were given in 6 categories and, subsequently, excellence in low steel carbon awards were for improving energy & co2 efficiency in production, lowing carbon emission, coordinate efforts with partners, breakthrough technologies and their applications, maximize applications of crap steel, applications of renewable energy technologies. the project of unique coke oven gas zero-reforming dri process combined with eaf is the world’s first industrial application of this technologies that could take full advantages of resources of low cost coke oven gas in steel industry to perform the dri- eaf oven industrial scale production, providing a case study for world steel industry that a long process steel mill in china transferring to short process production and leading the green and low carbon efforts.