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★ China’s dependency on imported bauxite grows continuously
Most new alumina projects from coastal regions of China rely on imported bauxite, while inland alumina refineries face both challenges of local bauxite shortage and high imported bauxite cost. On the other hand, Indonesia declared to ban bauxite export from June, 2023, while new projects from Guinea witness slow progress.
★ Coastal regions of China witness more new alumina projects
More and more new alumina projects from China choose to locate in coastal areas like Guangxi, while old alumina refineries from Shanxi and Henan cut production because of the increased cost.
★ Seasonal power shortage in southwest China challenges new aluminum smelters
For the quickly increased aluminum projects in southwest China, the hydro-power supply becomes short in dry season and new smelters face challenges of unstable production.
★ Aluminum fluoride producers in Europe suffer high energy cost and Chinese export prices become more competitive
Chinese aluminum fluoride export prices become more competitive than higher prices in Europe, where producers suffer high energy cost. Aluminum smelters increase the purchase volume from China.
Thursday May. 18 16:00-19:00 Registration
18:00-21:00 Buffet Dinner
Friday May. 19 09:00-09:10 Opening Speech
09:10-09:40 Report on Indonesia aluminum growth and investing potential
Indonesia Investment Promotion Center, Ministry of Investment/BKPM
09:40-10:10 Global Bauxite Supply Access for China in a Changing World
Ron Knapp, Adviser of China Hongqiao Group Co.
10:10-10:30 Report on the alumina development in Shanxi and local bauxite supply
Qiang Li, Deputy General Manager, Xiaoyi Xing’an Chemical Co.
10:30-10:50 Tea Break
10:50-11:20 The alumina industry development advantages in Guangxi of China
Jiankang Liu, Deputy General Manager, Jingxi Tiangui Aluminum Co.
11:20-11:40 Report on Chinese aluminum fluoride supply and demand
Yongfeng Zhao, Deputy General Manager, DFD New Material Co.
11:40-12:00 Ghana bauxite mining and development report
Frederick Sarkodie Peprah, General Manager, Ghana Bauxite Company (GBC)
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:30-14:50 Analysis report on global bauxite shipping market
Bessy Wang, General Manager, Cargill Investments (China) Ltd.
14:50-15:10 Taking into account the strategic and environmental challenges to secure bauxite resources
Yves Occello, President, IB2 Bauxite
15:10-15:30 The bauxite-alumina industry growth in India
Dr. Ashok Nandi, President of International Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Society (IBAAS)
15:30-15:50 Outlook for bauxite port building and operation in Guinea
Guozhang Zheng, General Manager, Shandong Port International Development Group Yantai Branch
15:50-16:10 Tea Break
16:10-16:30 Indian bauxite export review and advantages
Chandresh Bhut, Chief Managing Director, LABH Enterprise
16:30-16:50 Report on Guinean bauxite mining growth
Aboubacar Kagbe Toure, General Manager, SOGUIPAMI
16:50-17:10 Report on the aluminum fluoride demand from India
Sarat Chowdhary, Managing Director, Thyme Europe Limited
18:00-20:00 Business Dinner
  • Ashok Nandi
    International Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Society (IBAAS)
  • Dr. Ashok Nandi, President, International Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium Society (IBAAS), is actively involved in evaluation of various bauxite-alumina projects in the world. He is one of the founder members of IBAAS. During 2007-2012 period, Dr. Nandi worked as Senior Geological Consultant to BHP Billiton in Australia. Also worked as Geo-metallurgist in alumina refineries of India and Australia. Presently he is consultant to bauxite projects of Guinea and Sierra Leone namely Sierra Minerals Holding Ltd./VIMETCO, Axis Minerals / AGB2A, Canyon Resources and Rio Tinto Alcan. Dr. Nandi has about 40years experience of working in bauxite-alumina industry, research and development and geological-mining fields. Published more than 50 papers in the field of Bauxite-Alumina. He is JORC competent person and also Registered Specialist of ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative).
  • Ron Knapp
    Office of the Chairman
    China Hongqiao Group Limited (HK)
  • Ron joined China Hongqiao Group in January 2020, following 11 years as Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute (London). Previous roles include Executive Director of the Australian Aluminium Council (2002 to 2008), Chief Executive of the World Coal Institute London (1997 to 2001) and senior positions with the Minerals Council of Australia (1987 to 1996). Prior to these appointments, Ron was an economist with the Australian Government (1976 to 1987). Ron is an Australian with a small beef cattle farm in Australia.
  • China Hongqiao Group is one of the largest fully integrated aluminum company in the world with extensive activities along the whole production chain, based on major direct investments and long-term strategic partnerships. Production is dominated by operations in China, combined with key resource developments in Indonesia and Guinea.
  • China Hongqiao attaches great importance to environmental protection, energy conservation and sustainable development, with clean green production and higher value products as core business goals.
  • Yves Occello
    IB2 Bauxite
  • Yves Occello (AMBER) has a unique experience in the bauxite and alumina industry and proposes technical and marketing services for this sector. With AMBER Team, he has also developed a breakthrough environment friendly technology (IB2 Technology) for alumina refineries with a team of 10 professionals cumulating more than 300 years of experience, especially in Bayer process and all types of bauxites.
  • Yongfeng Zhao
    Deputy General Manager
    Do-Fluoride New Materials Co.
  • Do-Fluoride New Materials Co. is an industrialized high-tech enterprise, specialized in research and production of new materials and energy system like fluoride, lithium and silicon, leading the inorganic fluoride new materials producers worldwide in terms of scales and technical innovation. The company focuses on businesses of new fluoro-based materials, advanced energy materials, electronic information materials and lithium battery, which are widely used in aluminum, semiconductor integrated circuit, photovoltaic, TFT LCD screen, electrolyte additive and electric vehicle, etc.
  • Jiankang Liu
    Deputy General Manager
    Jingxi Tiangui Aluminum Co.
  • Jingxi Tiangui Aluminum Co., fully invested by Tianshan Aluminum Group, is located in Jingxi of Guangxi. The company launched alumina production in January of 2020, with the annual production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, consisting of two high temperature dissolution production lines and one low temperature line, which depend on high concentration decomposition technology. By focusing on imported bauxite, they produce alumina which leads other producers in terms of technical and economical indexes.
  • Frederick Sarkodie Peprah
    General Manager
    Ghana Bauxite Company (GBC)
  • Ghana Bauxite Company (“GBC”) has been operating in Awaso, Ghana – West Africa since 1940 and produces premium bauxite with Al2O3 52%min and SiO2 1.5%max. Over the past decade, GBC has shipped 1.2 million tons per annum on average and with the ongoing mine expansion, production is expected to exceed 2.5 million tons per annum.
  • Sarat Chowdhary
    Managing Director
    Thyme Europe Limited
  • The roots of our organization go back all the way to 1990, and we have always grown with the aim of providing quality aluminum and refractory materials to industries all over the world. Currently, we are based in Hongkong, India, Germany and UK. Our team of experts have a wealth of experience in sourcing and supplying those materials.
  • Bessy Wang
    General Manager
    Cargill Investments (China) Ltd.
  • Cargill, set up in 1956 in Geneva, provides services by transporting bulk commodities and finished products between continents and across countries and operates a charter fleet of about 650 vessels, with the average bulk commodities delivery volume over 200 million tonnes per year.
  • Chandresh Bhut
    Chief Managing Director
    LABH Enterprise
  • Headquartered in Rajkot, Gujarat, India, LABH Group was established in 1952. The Group comprises companies in various market sectors: Agribusiness, Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Logistics. With over 60 years of excellence, LABH Group is a leading business house recognized for multiple companies, brands and products.
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Attendees: approx. 200 persons
Suppliers & consumers of bauxite, alumina and aluminum ingots etc.
Suppliers & consumers of prebaked anode, aluminum fluoride, fluorspar and cryolite etc.
Securities and futures companies
Logistics companies and related equipment manufacturers
Government officials
At 5 pm of November, 14, the 12th Aluminum Raw Materials Summit closed successfully in Sanya, Hainan of China. The summit, organized by Asian Metal, secured sponsorship from Ghana Bauxite Company (GBC), Tianshan Aluminum Co., Xiamen Xiangyu Logistics Group Co., and Chongqing Bosai Minerals Group Co.
Despite the new wave of pandemic, delegates are active in attending the summit, with over 100 registrations, including bauxite suppliers from Guinea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Ghana and Brazil, accounting for 60%; Chinese alumina refineries, accounting for 30%; rest 10% from logistics, consulting and inspections etc.
At 9 am, the Summit opened up with the opening speech by Mr. Zhishuang Wu, Deputy General Manager of SPIC International Investment and Development (Guinea) Co. Meanwhile, Mr. Wu made a presentation on Guinean bauxite development and market outlook. By the presentation, Mr. Wu introduced the key preparing steps and legal documents of bauxite mining investment in Guinea; He talked about in details the hot topics of Guinean bauxite pricing and alumina refinery building in Guinea. Mr. Bingsong Cui, Deputy Marketing Director of SPIC International Investment and Development (Guinea) Co., delivered a market report on imported bauxite resources by introducing the Group’s consumption of bauxite from Indonesia, Australia and Guinea, etc. Ms. Virdiana Ririen Hapsari, Minister Counselor of Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Beijing, PRC, made a brief introduction of Sino-Indonesia economy cooperations, Indonesian bauxite mining review, bauxite export policy and alumina refinery investment outlook. Mr. Hailong Zhou, Deputy Chairman of Xiamen Xiangsen Aluminum, together with Mr. Dan Liu, Deputy General Manager delivered a report on the application of Australian bauxite in Shanxi. Mr. Zhou analyzed the technology application of Australian bauxite in high temperature alumina production lines of Shanxi. Mr. Norman Ting, Asia Marketing General Manger of Metro Mining Ltd. introduced their latest bauxite mining operation and analyzed the special advantages of Australian bauxite in terms of sales price and logistics cost. Mr. Frederick Sarkodie Peprah, General Manager of Ghana Bauxite Company (GBC), make a brief introduction on Ghana bauxite history, production scales and loading capacity, etc. Mr. Marcio Lario, Marketing & Business Development Director of Bautek Minerals Industrials, delivered a report by focusing on Brazil calcined bauxite production, export and the demand outlook from China.
In the afternoon, Mr. Lu Jiang, Chief Researcher of China Futures Co., delivered a market report on the aluminum price forecast by analyzing major global economy entities growth, the aluminum production cut and demand in Europe, as well as the Chinese alumina production and the demand, etc. Mr. Aboubacar Kagbe Toure, General Manager of SOGUIPAMI Guinea, introduced the Guinean bauxite mining history and reserves details, listed major bauxite producers in Guinea and alumina refineries and stressed tax policies in terms of bauxite mining and export. Mr. Aichun Liu, Technical Counselor of Shanxi Dao’er Aluminum Co., reported the low-grade bauxite floatation status in China, listed major companies and explained the purification processing, equipment and applications. Mr. Lingju Huang, Marketing Deputy General Manager of Guangxi Tiandong Jinsheng Chemicals Co., delivered a speech on the caustic soda market in Guangxi, by analyzing the caustic soda production capacity in Guangxi and other regions, introducing the consumption structure and forecasting the new capacity in the coming few years. Finally in the schedule, Mr. Miles Prosser, Secretary General of International Aluminium Institute, made a video presentation on the topic of global aluminum supply chain and sustainability. He analyzed the present global aluminum demand structure and expressed his opinion on the forecast, stressing the impetus of aluminum on the sustainable growth.
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