Pelletizing and sintering play a crucial role in modifying the smelting behavior of chromite ore, as good charge uniformity results in consistent furnace performance, lower power costs, and higher recovery yields. Outotec’s pelletizing and sintering concept is also energy-efficient because all reaction gases are efficiently circulated and it use raw materials effectively.



Outotec's ferrochrome smelting technology combines preheating and electric furnace operation to optimize electric energy and coke usage. The built-in ability to clean and use process gases decreases operating costs and emissions. The superior availability of the process enables higher ferrochrome production capacity.