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15:00 - 17:00
Silicon metal pricing forum

  • Define and review silicon metal pricing methodology
  • Focus on specific issues such as regional coverage, end-user markets and specifications
  • Explanation of CRU’s market feedback and consultation process  

10:55 - 11:20
Cost considerations for Western silicon metal producers

  • Take or pay agreements in Energy
  • Coal supply evolution
  • Electrode crisis post-mortem 

Thierry Alary, Vice President Raw Materials, Purchasing & Logistics, Ferroglobe

12:10 - 12:35
Green development and the implications for the Chinese Si Metal sector

  • Chinese supply side response to market
  • Drivers for Chinese demand 
  • Who’re the marginal producers and how their costs will change

Li Wang, Senior Analyst, CRU

15:00 - 15:20
Uruguay silicon project introduction

Gabriel Esteves, Senior Project Manager – Silicon Division, VENTUS

16:10 - 16:30
Modern refractory materials and practices for silicon metal processing

  • Past and the current state of the art refractories and improvements
  • Sustainable developments and concerns for the environment
  • Future of refractories for Silicon metal processing

Dr.Sankar Kannabiran, CTO, Höganäs Borgestad