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China's coal ash- alumina; a longer term promise

China's coal ash- alumina; a longer term promise

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Wood Mackenzie's recent trip to China bolstered our view that the conversion of fly ash to alumina is a longer term prospect than many envisage.  We estimate that the process to extract alumina from fly ash places the current technology firmly in the highest bracket of the alumina cash cost curve; being about 10% higher than the highest cost Chinese alumina refinery that is dependent on imported bauxite.  As a consequence, current production costs are likely to prohibit commercialisation of...

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  • Executive summary
    • Background
    • Regional spotlight
    • Coal ash-alumina cost disadvantage
    • Conclusion

In this report there are 3 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Chinese thermal coal for power by region, Mt
    • Announced fly ash-alumina projects in China, as at August 2013
    • Estimated Chinese alumina refining cash cost curve including potential fly ash-alumina capacity (2013$)*
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