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Rain Carbon receives petroleum coke import exemption

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Rain Carbon Inc., a producer of carbon-based products, has announced that the it will resume shipments of petroleum coke to its Vizag calcining facility in Visakhapatnam, India.

This follows a 9 October ruling by the Supreme Court of India that exempts calciners from the nation's recent ban on the importation of petroleum coke for use as fuel, which was enacted as part of the country's effort to reduce industrial emissions.

Rain Carbon uses green petroleum coke (GPC) as its primary feedstock in the production of calcined petroleum coke (CPC), which is an essential raw material in the anodes required during the electrolytic process of aluminium production. The company also imports CPC for blending at its Vizag facility.

Under the supreme court's ruling, India's calcining industry will be permitted to import up to 1.4 million tpy of GPC; the ruling also permits India's aluminium industry to use up to 500 000 tpy of imported CPC.

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