BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Calcined Coke


I was asked today what the net improvement in petcoke and calcined coke would be for the USA as a result of the loss of smelting capacity at the 3 Alcoa plants and the Mt Holly smelter. It’s not a difficult calculation to do.   Assume a certain net carbon consumption for the 4 plants, say 440kgs/tonne […]

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The October edition of the Black China Report went out this afternoon. If you are a subscriber, you should have received an email from Jane Zhang – check your SPAM folder just in case.   We sent it out as a direct PDF this month, because the normal app that we use is still being […]

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In case you missed it, Andy Homes, a columnist with Reuters, published an article late last week which examined the question of whether the world’s aluminium industry would maybe run out of the third critical element needed for making aluminium – petcoke. The article drew upon the findings of the recently released study that AZ […]

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Readers of this blog will have seen that Reuters’ Andy Home published an article last week discussing some of the findings of the recently released study “Anode Coke Outlook to 2025”. Andy asked the question, just how well prepared is the aluminium industry to this eventuality?   The aluminium industry and the analysts and commentators […]

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We have reported here in the last couple of weeks about China’s new law that bans “unqualified” petroleum coke.  The law bans the import, sale or burning of this material, but does not define what makes a petcoke qualified or unqualified. There has been a lot of interest since this law came to everyone’s attention, […]

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AZ China recently joined with two other companies to produce a major deep-dive study on the outlook for petroleum coke for the aluminium industry to 2025.   The study was released September 1, and includes a look at every possible source of anode grade GPC both now and in the coming years.   GPC or […]

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