ABOUT US

Tecnored’s business was founded on the concept of “renewable technology”, a self-sustainable cycle that combines science, engineering, and real-world capability to continually enhance technologically sound systems and processes.

Patented in twenty seven (27) countries, the Tecnored Furnace employs state-of-the-art technology that combines efficiency and sustainability.

At our Technological Research and Development Center, located in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil, we possess all the primary technical resources for laboratory and industry development testing, in accordance to international and national standards, for the iron making and R&D sectors.

We have developed a highly equipped and technological metallurgical laboratory, where we undertake a wide range of metallurgical testing, agglomeration and briquetting. Combining our particular field of expertise, we provide specialized support, such as result interpretation, failure analysis, and case-by-case technical recommendation.

Vision

To be a competitive company and an internacional reference in sustainable technology development, thus disseminating Tecnored technology to enhance the steel market.

Values

• Life matters most
• Value our people
• Prize our planet
• Do what is right
• Improve together
• Make it happen

COMPANY PROGRESS

2008/2009

Aço Villares S/A (currently Gerdau) and BNDES acquires Tecnored shares
Vale acquires Tecnored shares (38%)
2011

Startup of Industrial Demonstration Plant (IDP)
2012

IDP Commissioning
2013

Underwent tests for Process validation
2014

Vale acquires 100% of Tecnored's shares
2015

Crises reduced investment, Team demobilized
2016/2017

Sought new investors to continue technology evolution
2018

Six month campaign proved economic feasibility
2019

Successful biomass testing
2020

Basic Engineering (FEL3) – Tecnored Plant in the State of Pará/BR

TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION

1987-1999

Modular Furnace
1999-2000

Pilot Plant
2000-2011

Pilot Furnace
2011/2018

Industrial Demonstration Plant

OUR NUMBERS

1ST INDUSTRIAL-SCALE PLANT

SHAREHOLDER

Vale S.A.

Originally established on June 1, 1942 as the state-owned Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Vale became a private company ranking among the largest miners in the world. Vale is a global mining company, transforming natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brazil and present in about 30 countries, we employ approximately 125,000 people between direct employees and permanent contractors.

In addition to mining, we work with logistics – railways, ports, terminals and state-of-the-art infrastructure –, energy, and steel making.

http://www.vale.com/en/pages/default.aspx

TECNORED TEAM

Ludmila Nascimento Brasil

CEO Tecnored

Undergraduate degree in Accounting Sciences, MBA in Corporate Finance, Master Business Administration, and executive education extensions from The University of Chicago and University of Oxford.

Ronald Lopes

Head R&D and Engineering

Undergraduate degree in Industrial Production with MBA in Production Management, Engineering, and Industrial Management.

Marcelo Nazareno

Head of Production

Technical degree in Metallurgy. 25 years of work experience with operation and maintenance of steel processes.

Nirlene Arruda

Head of Finance

Undergraduate degree in Production Engineering, MBA in Economics, and Business Management, and Master's Degree in Production Engineering, Knowledge Management, and specialized MO training.

Simone Cardoso

Head of Supply Chain

Undergraduate Degree in Marketing and Foreign Trade Administration, with an MBA in Business Management.

Patricia Marçal

Head of People & Culture and Safety, Environment and SGI

Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing and MBA in Business Administration from FGV.

Ricardo Nunes

Head of Information Technology, Automation, and Digital Transformation

Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, specialized in infrastructure and software development.

Gabriel Afonso

Compliance / Legal

Undergraduate Degree in Law and Accounting Sciences, and Graduate Degree in Corporate Law and Compliance

André Monsores

Specialist in Metallurgy

Undergraduate Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Faculdade Federal Fluminense and an MBA in Administration from FGV. Steel and blast furnace specialist.

Alvaro Soares

Specialist in Thermochemical Processing

Undergraduate Degree in Physics, Master's Degree in Physics and Sc.D. from Unicamp/SP