Webinar On Demand: The Carbon Negatives
There is a trend in the petroleum and petrochemical refining industry over the past five years or so as an ever-increasing percentage of carbon is being found within alumina and silica-alumina precious metals (PM) catalysts sent in for reclaim. Some of the material arriving is over 40% carbon, and this has been corroborated by many PM refining companies around the world. Numerous challenges are resulting, and (like many problems throughout our industry) the solution will require a greater sharing of ideas, increased communication between all parties involved, and a concerted approach to find the win-win.
This webinar will therefore explain and explore the following:
• The causes of the high carbon/coke content
• The necessity and methodology for the removal of the carbon
• The perceived and real repercussions within the entire PM catalyst supply chain, from manufacturer, to user, to final reclaim and recycling:
– The effects on supply and demand of PM
– The effect of ‘trapped’ precious metals on PM market circulation
– The increased costs, delays, etc. facing the catalyst owners and users
– The various and increasing pressures on the PM reclaimers
– Similar and simultaneous issues within the PM market
• Follow up summary, discussion and question and answer session follows, including suggested action items
Bradford Michael Cook, Sabin Metal Corporation, Vice President Sales and Marketing
Brad joined Sabin Metal Corporation in late 2012 and was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing in January 2015. He has over 35 years’ experience in the precious metals industry in numerous roles.
Brad has been a member of the International Precious Metals Institute since 1999, currently serves on its Board of Directors, and was the President of the Institute for the 2012-2013 term. He has written numerous articles for industry publications and gives presentations on precious metals around the world.
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