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Linyi steel factories shutdown – Sunstone not affected

Reuters today carried a story that several steel and nickel pig iron factories in the Shandong city of Linyi have been ordered to close as a result of the crackdown on pollution in China. Our friends at Sunstone have advised us that this shutdown had no effect on their operations.  Although their flagship anode factory Continue Reading

More Sunstone plant pictures


We are receiving more and more questions about the optional anode plant tour that is being hosted by Sunstone on May 25th so we thought we’d post more pictures. As we blogged about previously, it’s a worthwhile visit and getting out to see the coutryside is indeed a great way to end out the conference week! Register for the tour before Continue Reading

Worth the time


Last Friday, I made the journey from the conference hotel in Qing Dao to Sunstone’s anode plant in Linyi.   Sunstone have offered to bring interested delegates to their plant as part of the conference. It’s a long journey.   It takes at least 20 minutes to get from the hotel to the Qing Dao Continue Reading

May 25th – Anode plant visit

Linyi, Shandong Province

For those planning to attend our May 22-24, 2012 conference in Qingdao, we have added an optional day trip on May 25th. Our major sponsor, Sunstone, will be hosting a visit to their 300Kt anode plant in Linyi.  What better way to truly understand China’s fast-growing anode industry than to see it for yourself. Sunstone is Continue Reading

Another new calciner coming

Another petcoke calcination plant will be joining China’s fleet of calciners. This one will be constructed and operated by Daqing Gaoxin, perhaps better known for their trading activities in green coke, calcined coke and coal tar pitch.   The calciner will be built in Cangzhou, Hebei Province, a small industrial town very close to Tianjin. Continue Reading

Rain CII announces new calciner

Rain CII has announced they are to build a new calcining plant in India. The plant will be located in Visakhapatnam, by their existing plant, allowing them to maximise use of the existing infrastructure there. The plant will comprise an annual capacity of 460,000 tonnes, to be built in two phases. Construction of the first Continue Reading