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October 17th

Cokemaking Fundamentals Short Course

  1. Steelmakers Guide to Cokemaking: A Short Course

    Ingomar Köhler | Consultant of PROCOMCO, Germany

    This one-day short course is focused on everyone who wants a competitive introduction in the basics of the coke making processes and will particularly benefit steel and coke executives, blast furnace, foundry and metallurgical engineers, operation managers, marketing and purchasing executives. An in-depth review of all aspects of by-product and heat recovery cokemaking will be provided including personal requirements, coal input, coke quality, and gas.

    The seminar starts with a historical review of the coke making technology beginning with the production of charcoal in the 1700s used in the blast furnaces instead of coke up to the last highly sophisticated plant of today. The development of the flame oven to the by-product plant covers the different types focused on their heating systems based on the desire of the location as stand-alone plants or part of an integrated steel mill. What the iron ore for the blast furnace is the coal for the coke plant. The advantages and disadvantages of the revival back to heat recovery ovens will be discussed with regard to usable coal spectra and discrepancies in carbon dioxide emissions. The differences of the wet quenching system and dry cooling system will be outlined regarding to emissions and energy savings. A summary of recent developments and trends gives an outlook to the future of coke making technologies.  

    Contents

    • History of coke making
    • From coal to coke
    • Rich gas ovens and compound ovens
    • The battery block
    • Battery heating
    • Raw gas systems
    • By-product plants
    • Heat-recovery and Non Heat-recovery systems
    • Wet and dry coke cooling systems
    • Recent developments and trends

    Part one of this course takes place on Monday, 17 October. It continues in the morning of 18 October.

October 18th

Cokemaking Fundamentals Short Course (Continued from Oct 17)

  1. Continued from Oct 17 - Steelmakers Guide to Cokemaking: A Short Course

    Ingomar Köhler | Consultant of PROCOMCO

    Continued from October 17

    This one-day short course is focused on everyone who wants a competitive introduction in the basics of the coke making processes and will particularly benefit steel and coke executives, blast furnace, foundry and metallurgical engineers, operation managers, marketing and purchasing executives. An in-depth review of all aspects of by-product and heat recovery cokemaking will be provided including personal requirements, coal input, coke quality, and gas.

    The seminar starts with a historical review of the coke making technology beginning with the production of charcoal in the 1700s used in the blast furnaces instead of coke up to the last highly sophisticated plant of today. The development of the flame oven to the by-product plant covers the different types focused on their heating systems based on the desire of the location as stand-alone plants or part of an integrated steel mill. What the iron ore for the blast furnace is the coal for the coke plant. The advantages and disadvantages of the revival back to heat recovery ovens will be discussed with regard to usable coal spectra and discrepancies in carbon dioxide emissions. The differences of the wet quenching system and dry cooling system will be outlined regarding to emissions and energy savings. A summary of recent developments and trends gives an outlook to the future of coke making technologies. 

    Contents

    • History of coke making
    • From coal to coke
    • Rich gas ovens and compound ovens
    • The battery block
    • Battery heating
    • Raw gas systems
    • By-product plants
    • Heat-recovery and Non Heat-recovery systems
    • Wet and dry coke cooling systems
    • Recent developments and trends

    Seminar attendees are free to schedule business luncheons

Session I: Global Outlook for the Coke Industry

The world of met coke is facing pressure from all angles – coal, coke and steel. India represents exponential growth potential, China has stabilized as a powerhouse in the industry, and North America continues to be home to innovation and opportunity. Investors and financial backers are continually assessing the value of commodities and components, the companies that provide it, and the buyers and sellers. Speakers will share insight into what is powering the industry across the world and some of what drives the financial picture. 

  1. Opening Welcome - 20 Years of the Met Coke World Summit

    Dr. John F. Quanci | VP of Engineering and Technology of SunCoke Energy

  2. Powering the “Developing” World: India as a Case Study

    Atanu Muhkherjee | President of Dastur Business and Technology Consulting

    • Coke, coal and steel remain key drivers of developing world
    • India provides a case study on how economies can and do use coal, coke and steel to grow
    • Lessons for other developing economies
  3. How Currency Exchange Rates Influence Commodities

    Mekael Teshome | Assistant vice president and economist of PNC Financial Services Group

    • The US Dollar is exceptionally strong
    • Dollar-denominated commodities are more expensive for consumers using other currencies
    • As the dollar strengthens, Australia and Canadian coal exports gain in attractiveness
  4. Impact and Fallout of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    John Kostelnik | Partner and Head of Bankruptcy Department of Frantz Ward LLP

    • With some of the largest coal players in bankruptcy, what are the implications for the companies and the industry?
    • What happens during and after Chapter 11 bankruptcy to the assets, land, mines and contracts?
    • As a company seeks to emerge from Chapter 11 what are the implications for their future? 

Session II: Supply & Demand Market Drivers

Join some of the world’s foremost market analysts as they conduct an open, honest dialogue on factors impacting the entire industry. Speakers will not only share their updated forecasts and outlook, but also debate the relative importance to weigh on various business drivers. Steel, Coke, Coking Coal and all related markets will be dissected.

  1. Identifying Global Met Coal Market Dynamics

    Jim Truman | Director - Global Metallurgical Coal Markets of Wood Mackenzie, USA

    • What are the trends in China – the most important market for current pricing
    • What are the trends in India – the most important long term market driver
    • Current and changing market conditions
    • Domestic production, imports, exports and seaborne issues continue to drive conversations and decisions
    • What are the long-term market expectations for met coal trade, US exports, foreign production and market trends? 
  2. Raw Materials and Steel – Indices and Price Competition

    Hector Forster | Senior Editor Steel Raw Materials of S&P Global Platts

    • Met coal and iron ore prices
    • Steel markets summary
    • Focus on indices and global arbitrage analysis
  3. Is Steel a Contracting Industry or Expanding Opportunity?

    Josh Spoores | Principal Consultant - Steel of CRU Steel Group

    • Forecast for steel industry
    • Special focus on the Chinese market and the inherent risks
    • Signs the industry is getting smaller – or growing?
  4. Analyst Roundtable: Watching the Present, Forecasting the Future

    Moderated by Tim Wojtowicz

    • What is happening in China?
    • What are the latest and most important concerns for exports? For supply? For prices?
    • How do environmental issues impact supply and demand?
    Jim Truman of WoodMackenzie  
    Hector Forster of S & P Global Platts   
    Josh Spoores of CRU  

     

     
       
       
       

     

  5. Grand Reception in the Exhibit Hall

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October 19th

Networking Breakfast

  1. Networking Breakfast Sponsored by SunCoke

    SunCoke Energy

Session II: Supply & Demand Market Drivers (continued)

  1. New Steels; New Strategies; New Successes

    Becky Hites | President of Steel-Insights

    • New steels 
    • New strategies
    • New successes

Session III: Coke and Alternatives

Anthracite, coking coal and natural gas all represent ways forward for the industry. Knowing the value and opportunities for each can provide operational and commercial value – and in this session we explore the complex dynamics between the three.  

  1. Environmental Benefits of Anthracite for Steelmaking

    Greg Driscoll | CEO of Blaschak Coal

    • Opportunities to use anthracite as replacement for coke
    • Anthracite in PCI
    • New environmental benefits for anthracite
  2. Economics of Natural Gas in BF Injection

    Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo | President of Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting

    • Status of NAFTA blast furnace PCI and natural gas injection rates
    • Effect of natural gas prices on use of natural gas in ironmaking
    • Technical challenges for increased  natural gas injection rates
    • Economic tradeoffs with excess corporate coke capacity
  3. Latest Developments in Coke and Coal Petrography

    Rich Pearson | President of Pearson Petrography

    • Aspects of Coke Petrography
    • Coke research
    • Protection of oven walls and blends
  4. High Injection / Low Fuel Rate Practices

    Alexandre Tardin| Manager of Solid Fuel Supply of ArcelorMittal Tubarao Brazil

    • Exploration of two factors influencing blast furnace operations
    • Brazilian context and fuel supply

Session IV: Industry Stressors

The focus of this session is to examine stress points facing the met coke industry. Stressors include logistics and transportation challenges, climate and environmental pressures and the state of the mining and coal industries. 

  1. The Future of Logistics and Transportation in the Industry – Round Table Discussion

    Moderated by Tim Wojtowicz

    • Rail travel – pros and cons facing the industry
    • Port capacity, expansion and shipping
    • Export issues and concerns
    • Focus on indices and global arbitrage analysis

    Mike Hardesty | SVP of Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke of SunCoke

    Vince D’Amico | Market Manager of St. Lawrence Seaway

    Ricardo Torres | Logistics Coordinator of US Steel

    Kimberly Kitchen | Manager Coal Marketing of Norfolk Southern Corporation

  2. Carbon Mitigation as a Key Business Issue: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage as One Solution

    Jeff Erikson | General Manager - Americas of The Global CCS Institute

    • The importance of COP21 for coke and steel
    • Update on projects: SaskPower and Kemper
    • Timeline for implementation of CCUS?
  3. Networking Lunch

  4. The Latest on EPA Regulations of Cokemaking

    Donna Lee Jones | Senior Technical Advisory, Metals Sector of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    • Coke Pushing-Quenching-Battery Stack risk and technology review process
    • Regulations facing cokemakers
  5. Coal Industry Roundtable

    Jorge Caldeira | Manager Technical Marketing of Jellinbah Group, Brazil

    • Roundtable discussion on coal issues: current and future considerations
    • Implications of bankruptcies to supply and success
    • Worldwide project updates: Mongolia, Mozambique, Indonesia

    Moderator: Jorge Caldeira | Technical Marketing Manager of Jellinbah Group

    Mike Nobis | Director, Met Coal Procurement and Coke Sales of DTE Energy Services

    Bruce Rosen | Principal of Island Coal Sales

    Matthew Schicke | Head of US Coal of Noble Group

    Mike Grim | Vice President of Oremco [a subsidiary of Tata Steel]

Session V: Technological and Operational Opportunities and Achievements

The focus of this session is to uncover top technological and operational developments and achievements in cuttings cost of production and operations, and give attendees unfiltered access to emerging solutions provided in the marketplace.

  1. Networking Break

  2. Update to Minimizing Purchase Coke with PCI and Determining PCI Efficiencies

    Ted Todoschuk | Principal Researcher of ArcelorMittal

    • ArcelorMittal Dofasco experiments with strategies to minimize purchase coke

    • Higher injection rates and fuel strategies

    • Use of coal, natural gas, pet coke in PCI

  3. Project Update - Near Zero Venting Project at Haverhill

    Dr. John F. Quanci | VP of Engineering and Technology of SunCoke Energy

    • Next generation of near-zero venting
    • Heat recovery steam generators – if go off-line, flue gas must be vented
  4. Coke Operations and Battery Maintenance

    Moderated by Hardarshan Valia

    • How to maintain and extend battery life?
    • New coke batteries versus renovated?
    • What are the most promising developments in coke plant operations?

    Samuel Sheyn | AK Steel  

    Ted Todoschuk | ArcelorMittal Dofasco  

    Randy Shelton | Arcelor Mittal Monessen Coke Works 

    Kirby Wittich | Research Engineer, Innovation & Energy Technology Sector of CanMet

October 20th

Networking Breakfast

  1. Networking Breakfast

  2. Conference Information

Session VI: Global Coke Considerations

With increasing consolidation and challenges facing the coke, coal and steel industries, global considerations continue to drive decision-making. Are there new coke plants being built? What are the operational opportunities for cokemaking?  

  1. Recent operations of SCOPE type new coke oven at NSSMC Nagoya Works in Japan

    Makoto Matsuura | General Manager, Coke Technology Dept., Iron Making Technology Div. of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.

    • SCOPE coke oven at Nagoya Works Japan
    • Operational updates
    • Difference between new oven and maintained oven
  2. The Commissioning Of New Coke Making Plant In Ceara, Brazil

    Helênio Resende Silva Júnior | Coke Oven and By Products Technology Process, Marketing & Sales at Paul Wurth

  3. Accelerating Innovation for Coke and Ironmaking

    Moderated by John Quanci

    • What are the current technical limitations in innovation?
    • Most promising developments – PCI, blends, natural gas, chemicals, other?
    • How does changing steel demand change innovation?
    • What influence does COP21/climate/carbon issues have on innovation/operation?

    Samuel Sheyn, AK Steel

    Ted Todoschuk, ArcelorMittal Dofasco

    Marcelo Andrade, ArcelorMittal

    Makoto Matsuura, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp

  4. Closing Keynote: Future of Coal in North America and the World

    Betsy Monseu | President of American Coal Council

    • Threats to survival – alternative energy, climate, public perception
    • Opportunities to thrive
    • What will coal look like in the Post-Obama world?
    • What is most important to consider going forward? 
  5. From Here to There: What is the Future of the Industry?

    Closing Discussion with Advisors

    • If thermal coal disappears, what does that mean for met coal?
    • What is the current state of the coke supply – and where is it going?
    • Green and environmental concerns – what influence?
    • How does China’s influence wax/wane as production changes?
    • Steel capacity – what happens next? 

     

     

  6. Closing Remarks

Post-Conference Tour | Monessen Coke Plant

The Monessen Coke Plant is a conventional by-product plant producing high quality coke and related carbon by-products. Located on 45 acre site in Monessen, PA, Monessen has two coke batteries housing 56 coke ovens. 

  1. Post-Conference Tour | Monessen Coke Plant

    Don't miss out the Arcelor Mittal Monessen Plant Tour

    Attendees also have the opportunity to register for a tour Arcelor Mittal Monessen's recently renovated plant, which has been modernized and upgraded, enhancing environmental performance while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the operations.

     

    The facility's proximity to the river and Monessen’s central location to numerous blast furnaces provides enhanced distribution options and freight cost savings in comparison to the facility’s foreign and domestic competition.

     

    In September 2012, ArcelorMittal announced a 20-month, $50 million capital investment project at its coke operations in Monessen, PA. The project was designed to modernize and upgrade the facility, which had been idled since May 2009, enhancing both employee safety and environmental performance while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the operations. The facility restarted operations in May 2014

     

    Randy Shelton, Division Manager, ArcelorMittal Monessen

    Products made: Furnace coke, coke breeze, coal tar, light oil, liquid ammonium sulfate

     

    Principal production facilities: Two coke batteries, by-products recovery process plant, boiler operations plant, biological wastewater treatment facility, barge unloading facility

     

    12:00    Depart for Monessen

    1:15      Arrive to Monessen Plant

    1:30      Plant Tour Commences

    3:00      Plant Tour Concludes; transportation departs

    4:00      Return to the hotel