It seems our little April Fools day post got taken a little more seriously than intended.
The global head of anode production for a very large aluminium company told me recently that he received an email from a concerned team member, asking if he knew anything about the new developments on inert anodes, and the new “McAnode”.
And a consultant in the carbon/pet coke industry forwarded me an email that he received from another industry person. Same questions, same level of incredulity.
Both emails got the simple reply, “It’s an April Fools story”. Much relief followed.
I am not revealing any names, for obvious reasons.
Thanks to those of you who wrote telling us how much you laughed. One reader told us he nearly spilt his breakfast cereal he was laughing so hard. We aim to please.