Praxair, Midrex Sign Alliance Agreement
June 19, 2012
Praxair Inc. and Midrex Technologies Inc. signed an alliance agreement to develop and market new process technology for the production of direct reduced iron (DRI) with a variety of fuels such as coke-oven gas. The new process uses an innovative partial oxidation technology to convert hydrocarbon fuels into high-quality, high-temperature syngas suitable for DRI production. Midrex, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kobe Steel Ltd., and Praxair will perform a demonstration of the new technology at Midrex’s extensive DRI research facilities in Charlotte, N.C., later this year.