The production of pig iron leads to CO2 formation, which contributes to the manmade factors of the climatic change as so-called greenhouse gas. With the modern process of direct reduction of the iron ore, reduction is not carried out with coke, but natural gas. During this process a high percentage of the usually climate-damaging CO2 emissions are replaced by climate-neutral water vapor. To process high-quality steel products, the direct reduced iron (DRI) has to be briquetted in hot condition (HBI = hot briquetted iron) for the subsequent melting process. This very demanding process is a challenge for the main bearings and the lubrication of the briquetting rollers of the briquette press. All over the world, the high-performance grease BECHEM High-Lub FA 50 MO is the problem solver: thanks to the perfect interaction of thickeners, highly viscous base oil, solid lubricants and EP additives it contributes a successful production process. With the direct reduction procedure, the CO2 emissions could be reduced by half, compared to the conventional blast furnace processes.