Opening Remarks by AZ Global Consulting MD
In a post pandemic world, suffering from war, inflation and other difficult challenges, the global economy has suffered many shocks from these external forces. This has taught us a lot from a macro-economic and strategic point of view.
Lessons learnt and best practices.
The Calcined Coke Forum has been a feature of AZ Conferences since 2008.
Quantifying the Carbon Footprint of the Alouette Primary Aluminum Smelter. This keynote presentation will provide a detailed breakdown of the CO2 footprint of the Alouette smelter using a large body of primary emissions data including the anode and alumina supply chains.
From Bauxite mines and recycled aluminium right through to downstream, the industry must focus on issues such as climate, circularity and human rights.
What are the challenges and opportunities for the industry with regards to these issues?
The aluminium industry has never been afraid to build power plants to service aluminium smelters. There are countless examples throughout the history of the aluminium industry. Does the same still apply now and in the future? Previously it mattered less how the electricity was generated. Today we must consider renewable energy, hydroelectricity, nuclear energy and other breakthrough technologies. What will the future in energy investment look like in real terms?
The world needs to act on climate change. The aluminium industry generates around 1.1 billion tons of CO2 emissions per year constituting 1% of the total global caused CO2 emissions. Our industry must do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the world's fight against climate change. We need to reboot commitments and actions to meet the needs of the environment. We especially need to re-evaluate our energy supply.
Showcasing individual companies from around the region. We will look at their approach to green aluminium, sustainability and the growth opportunities in South East Asia, and beyond.
Petcoke being a waste by-product of oil refining, what are oil refineries plans for the future? Are they going to be running at the same rate or more in the future? Are there any technology developments at the refineries that will take them away from making petcoke? Are the needs of the aluminium industry being considered? Will supply and demand be balanced? Or will there be a gap in the speed of adoption in the face of technical limitations?
While the world is waiting for the inert anode, we are still relying on carbon cathodes and anodes.
In 2020, China's President Xi Jinping said his country would aim for its emissions to reach their highest point before 2030 and for carbon neutrality before 2060.