Monthly Archives: September 2018

HIsarna, like HiSmelt not a threat to Mamtor

HIsarna, like HiSmelt not a threat to Mamtor

  HiSmelt, and a related technology known as HIsarna, have made the headlines recently: Tata Steel reveals HIsarna technology to tackle environmental concerns in the steel industry[i] We recently wrote about HiSmelt, noting it wasn’t a direct threat to Matmor development due to the unique value proposition of Matmor; its ability to use lignite instead… Continue Reading >

Does the Victorian government battery subsidy make sense?

Does the Victorian government battery subsidy make sense?

  Great question! The Victorian government has announced a raft of solar power-related subsidies including paying half the cost of an 11kW battery, up to the value of $4838, for households with incomes less than $180,000. But, as Paul Higgins highlights in the below article from The Age, does it make economic sense? Firstly, homeowners have… Continue Reading >

HiSmelt not a threat to Matmor       

HiSmelt not a threat to Matmor       

We’ve noted increased interest in an iron making process known as HiSmelt, which appears to have been recently resurrected in China. Some shareholders have asked us for our thoughts on HiSmelt and how our own Matmor process compares. Comparing technologies can be difficult due to a lack of reliable, sufficiently detailed, publicly available information, so… Continue Reading >