Tenova HYL and Danieli & C entered into an agreement with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co. Ltd. (NSENGI) to combine and commercialize their Energiron Direct Reduction technology with an optimized blast-furnace and syngas technology (high-efficiency coal gasification and steelworks byproduct gas utilization technology) developed and owned by NSENGI. The two key areas of combined know-how involve the integration of the Energiron Direct Reduction technology with the blast furnace as well as the areas of interface between existing and future syngas technologies with the Energiron process. This alliance will allow the three companies to combine research and development activities with the ultimate objective of developing a new ironmaking technology that will reduce CO2 emissions and operating costs while increasing productivity for integrated steelmaking facilities.