Cold‑Briquetted Iron and Carbon (CBIC)

Cold-molded briquettes are defined as DRI which has been molded at a temperature less than 650 °C or with a density of less than 5000 kg/m3. Due to the raw material sharp shortage for steelmaking in many countries worldwide, a need arises to find a substitute material to replace the rare pig iron and expensive steel scraps that were used by steelmaking plants.

Pellet DRI is a spongy, metallic material produced by the reduction (oxygen removal) of iron oxide (FeO) at temperatures below the melting point of iron.