Speaker:  Ray Koenig, Managing Director, Koenig Consulting Pty Ltd

Abstract:  Realistic methods are required to economically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the iron and steel industry.  The technology for using hydrogen to reduce iron oxide to iron has been available for 30 years.  The economic barrier is the cost of hydrogen production using solar energy to electrolyse water.  Is there another method and will the iron ore export business be a continuing economic boom for Australia at the current grades and with increased environmental pressures?  Will the JK skills be needed to beneficiate the Pilbara iron ores and to improve the efficiency of metallurgical coal usage?

Bio:  Ray Koenig is the Technical Director for Carpentaria's Hawsons Project.  He holds xperience in magnetite processing and pelletising operations, as well as large scale project development.  This has also provided insights into the currently used direct reduction iron operations.  Ray's experience has also included research and development of high temperature reduction of ilmenite using hydrogen as well as engineering design and review of a successful DR plant in South Africa.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented both in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

The final seminar in the 2021 series will be held on Friday 22 October.

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