TNG is considering the use of hydrogen reductant to minimize carbon emissions at its Mt Peake facility in the Northern Territory.
The business announced that it has hired Metso Outotec to investigate the usage of hydrogen reduction within the TIVAN process and the integration of its technology into the TIVAN flowsheet for the Mt Peake project.
Metso Outotec conducted successful tests that validated the feasibility of Mt Peake titanomagnetite concentrate for hydrogen reduction.
In conjunction with its strategic partner SMS company, TNG is also developing hydrogen production technologies at Mt. Peake.
Based on a two-million-ton-per-year operation and a 37-year mine life, Mt Peake could produce 23,3 million tons of magnetite concentrate, according to a 2019 study, requiring a capital investment of A$824 million.