Federal grant infuses iron ore projects

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4 Apr 2022

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Funding from the U.S. Department of Energy kicked an idling NRRI project into full steam ahead. With $2.1 million from the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and matching funds of $530,000 from NRRI that leverages previous state appropriations, NRRI metallurgical engineers can research and improve the direct reduced iron process for Minnesota ores.

In the year since NRRI announced the grant, substantial progress has been made, according to Brett Spigarelli, NRRI metallurgical engineer. Key pieces of equipment have been onboarded and iron pellet samples collected from companies around the world.

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