China decarbonization could create graphite electrode shortage amid more EAF steelmaking
Published: Tuesday, 09 November 2021
China’s decarbonization drive could result in increased demand for graphite electrodes amid the global trend toward more steelmaking based on electric-arc furnaces (EAFs), although supply risks may continue in the near term against a backdrop of energy controls, sources have told Fastmarkets.
"[Increased] EAF [usage] could be a general trend for
steelmaking in China, [because this] is what national policies
have been encouraging," a graphite electrode producer said.
"With more EAF usage, graphite electrode demand is bound to
Graphite electrodes act as a conductor for the large
electrical currents which are...