• Thursday, March 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Newcastle Branch of the ACA is excited to announce our first technical event of the year – a guest presentation from esteemed Metallurgical Specialist Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, on the topic of Hydrogen Ironmaking.

Hydrogen reduction of iron ores is very topical at present, with lots of national and international interest in the production of “green steel”, but it is not a new idea. BHP operated the FINMET direct reduced iron plant in Port Hedland from 1999 to 2004, which utilised hydrogen from reformed natural gas. This talk will cover learnings from the FINMET operation, current research into use of hydrogen in the blast furnace and some of the challenges for corrosion specialists. This presentation will be of interest to engineers, asset owners, industry associates & applicators and we encourage all members and interested parties to join us for what will be an interesting evening and a great chance to connect.

Guest Presenter

Tom Honeyands (University of Newcastle)

Associate Professor Tom Honeyands is Director of the Iron Ore Hub, and co-Director of the Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research. He is a metallurgical specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in consulting, research and process engineering. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the Hub, and for research in the end-use of iron ores in iron and steelmaking.


Event Details

Full sit-down dinner included with registration.
Sign in required at the venue.
Social distancing and strict attendance restrictions apply.

Our Partners

The Newcastle branch is thrilled to welcome on board our Annual Partners for 2021




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Venue Phone: (02) 4929 4854

Venue Website:

102 Darby St, Cooks Hill, New South Wales, 2300, Australia

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