HELSINKI – The world-renowned supplier of mineral processing equipment, OUTOTEC, has won the Cleantech Finland(R) award for developing new ferrochrome production technology that promotes sustainable development.
“The Cleantech Finland award is a pleasant distinction to Outotec’s ferrochrome technology which is competitive because of its cleanness and energy-efficiency. It has been estimated that, thanks to our technology, the cumulative carbon dioxide emissions of Outokumpu Tornio Works have been reduced by six million tonnes and of the ferrochrome plants in South Africa by five million tonnes respectively. Furthermore, the process significantly reduces the consumption of electric energy when compared with conventional processes. Our technology has been a success in the global market, and today it is used to produce approximately 35% of the world’s ferrochrome,” Tapani Jrvinen, president and CEO of Outotec, said in a press release.
The ferrochrome process, developed originally at OUTOKUMPU’s Tornio Works and Outotec’s research center in Pori, Finland, is continuously being developed. When the technology is sold to a new customer, the process will be tailored to meet the specific needs of each customer.
To learn more about Outotec’s ferroalloy process and many other products and services, go to www.Outotec.com.