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Smithers is pleased to present an initial look at the MetCoke World Summit 2023 agenda featuring speakers from Energy Ventures Analysis, Blaschak Anthracite Corporation, ACCCI, McCloskey by OPIS, a Dow Jones Company, Ember, S&P Global and many more coming soon!

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Registration and Opening Remarks
Registration Open Welcome Breakfast Sponsored by SunCoke Energy
Opening Remarks
Session I: Metallurgical Coal, Coke and Steel Market Dynamics and Global Expectations
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This session will feature presentations from leading industry experts share insights on the metallurgical coal, coke and steel industry market trends and global market outlook and the impact of current events.
The Metallurgical Coal Market as We Move Towards Green Steel
2023 has been characterized by weak steel demand, and question marks around supply. Are coking coal prices above $200/t the new norm? Where will prices go from here? Is there adequate availability of prime-hard coking coal going forward? And what can the US do to maximize its supply output. But alongside current market questions looms a larger, industry defining one: where are we going in terms of green steel. The US already has arguably the greenest steel sector on the planet. And in many ways the future is already here, with US steelmakers having already started efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, and buyers seemingly happy to pay more for greener steel. What is the US role in the green steel future? And how will the US experience compare to that of Europe or the Asia-Pacific region?
John Lowell | Senior Analyst II and North America Met Coal Lead, Coal, Metals & Mining, McCloskey by OPIS, a Dow Jones Company
Outlook for North American Metallurgical Coal Markets
  • Domestic demand for met coke and coal and the impact of “green steel”
  • Met coal exports to overseas markets and the pivot to Asia
  • US met coal supply and expansion plans
  • Financial situation for met coal production and investment
  • US met coal supply – demand balance

Seth Schwartz | Managing Director, Energy Ventures Analysis
Global Coke Market Update on Growth of EAF vs BF/BOF Steel Production; Impact on Met Coke Demand; Research on Novel Ironmaking/Steelmaking Processes
  • Global overview of EAF vs BF/BOF Steel Production
  • NAFTA (USA, Canada, Mexico) Growth of EAF vs BF/BOF Steel Production
  • EU Future Growth of DRI/EAF Steel Production to Reduce CO2 Emissions
  • Prospect for CO2 Reduction with BF/BOF Route
  • Metallics (DRI, pig iron) for EAF Production): role for NAFTA BF Sector
  • Implications for Future Met Coke Demand
  • Research on Novel Ironmaking/Steelmaking Processes
The above challenges will be discussed with emphasis on the NAFTA region but also on a global basis.
Dr. Joseph J Poveromo | Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting
Speaker Question & Answer
Networking Break
Session II: Challenges and Solutions
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From supply concerns to export bans and the push for lower emissions this session will cover the range of challenges facing the coal coke and steel industrie.
Principal Federal Environmental Rules and Rulemakings Facing the U.S. Coke Industry in 2023
In the early 1990s, U.S. coke producers played a key role in negotiations on Capitol Hill and, subsequently, with EPA, environmentalists and other stakeholders that led to the widely heralded Coke Oven National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) promulgated by EPA in 1993 under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA).  This presentation will focus on the principal Clean Air Act and other Federal environmental rules and rulemakings that U.S. coke producers are facing in 2023 and beyond, including one rulemaking arising now out of the 1993 Coke Oven NESHAPs, and the proactive steps the industry is taking to address them.
David C. Ailor, P.E. | President, American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute
CSX’s Perspective on The Future of Coal Exports and The Current Landscape of Export Coal – Challenges , Logistics
Pennsylvania Anthracite – New Interest – Promising Future
Anthracite is a rare form of coal, representing only about 1% of all global coal reserves.  High-Grade Anthracite is even more rare, and is currently produced in only a few regions of the globe, including Pennsylvania.  The High Fixed Carbon, and low Sulfur, Nitrogen and Phosphorous of this material make it ideal for EAF steel production and other industrial applications.
Over the past few years, global events and the drive for environmental efficiency in steelmaking have driven increasing interest in anthracite as a primary source of carbon. The unique physical structure and chemical properties of anthracite have also made it an interesting subject of research into the production of specialty carbon products.
We will discuss the impact of these factors on the current interest in anthracite with particular emphasis on Pennsylvania anthracite, providing thoughts on how sustainable the current demand drivers will be and their longer term impacts on domestic production.

J. Greg Driscoll | Chairman , Blaschak Anthracite Corporation
Speaker Question & Answer
Networking Lunch
Session III: The Path to Green Decarbonization Pressures and Feasibility
Raw Material in Green Steelmaking – Challenges and Opportunities
Consumers of steel in many industries are seeking ways of reducing their carbon footprint. This has increasingly involved taking a closer look at how their steel is made, which directly correlates with the raw materials used in the steelmaking process. This presentation will look at how regulatory and industry targets can best be achieved, as well as the costs involved in changing the steelmaking process and the impacts to related industries as the evolution toward greener steelmaking continues.
Greg Holt | Senior Editor, Ferrous Metals, S&P Global
Why The Steel Industry Needs to Tackle Coal Mine Methane
Global steelmaking will continue to use coal, even under optimistic decarbonization scenarios. My presentation will outline the key facts on coking coal mine methane emissions such as: coal mine methane adds approximately 27% to the steel industry’s overall 20-year climate effect; Some metallurgical coal from gassy mines can double a batch of steel’s global warming impact; Methane mitigation technologies are readily available at mostly low cost.
Conal Campbell | Coal Mine Methane Policy Analyst, Ember
Networking Reception
Registration and Opening Remarks
Registration Open
Opening Remarks
Session IV: Overcoming Disruption and the Path Forward
Keynote: ArcelorMittal Decarbonization Roadmap
ArcelorMittal is a global leader in steel production and mining, with operations in 60 countries. In 2022, we produced 59Mtons of steel and 45.3Mtons of Iron ore. ArcelorMittal produces a wide range of steel products for various sectors, such as automotive, construction, energy, and packaging. The company is committed to reducing its environmental impact and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 through its Decarbonization Roadmap. ArcelorMittal Decarbonization Roadmap outlines three main pathways: the Innovative DRI, the Smart Carbon Blast Furnace (with elements of circular economy and biomass) and Iron Ore Electrolysis. The roadmap sets interim targets for 2030: reducing CO2 emissions intensity by 25% for the group and by 35% for the European operations. The roadmap is based on various enabling technical and regulatory developments, such as the availability and cost of green hydrogen, the development of carbon capture and storage infrastructure, and the level of climate ambition in different regions. ArcelorMittal understands that its roadmap will be subject to regular updates and changes as new technologies and policies emerge. The roadmap demonstrates ArcelorMittal’s commitment to leading the efforts to decarbonize the steelmaking process and to be part of the solution to the global climate challenge.
Pinakin Chaubal | Vice President - Chief Technology Officer, ArcelorMittal
Panel: Expectation vs Reality: The Feasibility of Green Steel
Panelists coming soon!
Networking Break
Inland Waterways Infrastructure and the Future
This presentation will address the modernization efforts that are currently ongoing, and take a look at the future for the inland waterways transportation system.
Tracy Zea | President & CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.
Panel: Addressing Current Challenges - Supply Side Responses to Changing Landscape - Future of North American Coke Supply and Demand
Networking Lunch
Session V: Steel and Ironmaking Current and Future Outlook
Iron and Steel Decarbonisation Pathway and the role of raw materials in greening steel.
Wood Mackenzie will provide our views on demand and supply for steel, iron ore, and met coal under base case and net zero scenarios. The coverage will be global, with a light touch-up on regional nuances.
Isha Chaudhary | Global Head of Steel, Raw Materials & Alloys Markets, Wood Mackenzie
Fosbel Inc Presentation Coming Soon!
Closing Remarks
Conference Concludes