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Green Aluminium Session: Green Aluminium in China and the World

Topic: AZ China’s recent White Paper on Green Aluminium raises serious questions about the industry’s ability to truly go green, outside China as well as inside. For as long as a smelter uses fossil fuel sources for its electricity, every other improvement it can make, adds very little to its credentials. Is the end user aware that there is little that the industry can do to eliminate carbon emissions from its existing structure?
The industry needs to outpace the rapidly approaching forces of government intervention and the increasing demands for sustainable metal. Can the industry win this race, inside and outside China?

  • China’s 2030 Emissions targets and the challenges for its aluminium industry
  • The role of the ASI in determining the definition of green aluminium Government intervention versus market forces
  • Government intervention versus market forces

Keynote Speaker: Julia Attwood, Head of Sustainable Materials, Bloomberg

Keynote Speaker: Andy Home, Senior Metals Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Speech is in English. Chinese (Mandarin) translation will be provided.

Panel Discussion:

  • What can China do to improve and reduce carbon consumption?
  • Is it enough, and if not, what happens next?
  • What of the “whole of life” argument, that the many benefits of aluminium outweigh any emissions incurred along the way?
  • Can you really “follow the molecule”, and if not, what is it that truly meets the world’s needs?

Moderator: Dr. Mark Dorreen, Consultant on Energy Efficiency, Flexibility and Decarbonisation Across Energy Intensive Heavy Industries


  • Paul Adkins, Founder and Managing Director AZ China Ltd.
  • Chris Bayliss, Director of Standards, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
  • Andy Home, Senior Metals Columnist, Thomson Reuters
  • Julian Kettle, Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining, Wood Mackenzie
  • Trey McArver, Partner, Trivium China
  • Torbjorn Sternsjo, President Europe, Gränges AB

Questions can be voiced 24 hours prior to the broadcast of the live session. Delegates can also send their questions throughout the duration of the ses-sion. The moderator will be receiving the questions and including the relevant ones in the panel discussion. The audience can choose whether they require to remain anonymous or if they allow for their name to be mentioned.

Simultaneous Translation will be provided from Chinese (Mandarin) to English and English to Chinese (Mandarin).

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Nov 16 2021


7:30 am - 9:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 16 2021
  • Time: 2:30 am - 4:30 am


  • Andy Home
    Andy Home
    Seniors Metals Columnist, Thomson Reuters

    Andy Home has been writing about the metal markets and other commodity sectors since 1987. He started at Metals Week, progressing to Knight-Ridder Financial and then to Bridge over the course of the 1990s. In 2002 he co-founded Metals Insider, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2008. Since then, he has been a regular Reuters columnist, writing across the industrial metals’ spectrum.
    He is the author of “Siberian Dreams”, published in 2007, a book about the Russian mining city of Norilsk. The journey also featured on BBC Radio 4 and was the subject of a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

  • Chriss Bayliss
    Chriss Bayliss
    Director of Standards, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

    Chris Bayliss joined ASI in May 2021 and is based in London. As Director of Standards, he leads the ongoing development and implementation of ASI Standards to promote the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

    With degrees in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge and the University of London, Chris’s interest has always been in the intersection and interdependence of ecological potential (“nature”), human institutions (“culture”), socio-economic praxis (individual relationships) and time. The crises of modernity are rooted in the misalignment of these enablers of human well-being.

    Chris has two decades of experience in the sustainability of the aluminium sector. In various roles at the International Aluminium Institute, Chris led the development and implementation of science based approaches to improving occupational health and well-being, reducing sector wide greenhouse gas emissions and maximising the enabling potential of aluminium products in sustainable socio-economic systems (www.thealuminiumstory.com).

  • Dr. Mark Dorreen
    Dr. Mark Dorreen
    Consultant on Energy Efficiency, Flexibility and Decarbonisation Across Energy Intensive Heavy Industries

    Mark has over 20 years’ experience in research and development, technical support, project management and consulting in metal production industries.
    His background includes a PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering and time spent working in an aluminium smelter and an electric arc furnace steel mill.
    He became the Director of the Light Metals Research Centre at the University of Auckland, a commercially focussed consulting, training and R&D provider to the aluminium smelting industry.
    After LMRC, Mark was the founding CEO of EnPot Limited, the commercialisation company bringing energy modulation enabling technology for aluminium smelters to the market.
    He is now an independent consultant on energy efficiency & flexibility and decarbonisation across aluminium smelting and other energy intensive heavy industries.

  • Julia Attwood
    Julia Attwood
    Head of Sustainable Materials, Bloomberg

    Julia Attwood leads the Sustainable Materials team at BloombergNEF. She writes about pathways to decarbonisation for heavy industry, focusing on the circular economy, CCUS, and sustainable materials. Prior to this, she was BNEF’s expert in lithium-ion battery technologies, costs and supply chain. Before joining BNEF, Julia researched advanced polymer composites. She holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

  • Julian Kettle
    Julian Kettle
    Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining, Wood Mackenzie

    Julian Kettle is Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining at Wood Mackenzie. Julian brings 30 years of experience in the analysis of metals and mining where he is responsible for senior stakeholder engagement and relationships. He is a recognised authority on the aluminium industry across the value chain from bauxite mining through to end-use analysis. His in-depth understanding of the key factors influencing the industry and issues that stakeholders face is of critical importance in his work providing strategic advice to clients.

    Julian regularly presents to senior industry and financial community stakeholders Wood Mackenzie analysis across the value chain of the metals and mining space, covering aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, iron ore, steel and coal. He specialises in market environment assessment, expert witness, raw materials sourcing, contract pricing, portfolio optimisation and strategic advisory relating to brownfield and Greenfield investments in the metals and mining space.

    Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Julian worked in British Aerospace Commercial Aircraft Division, where he was a development engineer responsible for the development and evaluation of advanced materials and processes for aerospace applications. Julian holds a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy and Microstructural Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Paul Adkins
    Paul Adkins
    Founder and Managing Director, AZ China Ltd.

    Paul Adkins is founder and Managing Director of AZ China Ltd, a leading China-based consultancy on China’s primary aluminium industry.

    Paul has more than 30 years’ experience, including almost 14 years with Alcoa, 5 years with the former Alcan (now part of Rio Tinto) and 4 years with Tomago Aluminium in Australia. Paul holds an MBA from Newcastle University GSM.

    Paul is well known as a controversial and talented speaker at international aluminium conferences, and has been a regular guest on the global Reuters Base Metals Forum.

  • Torbjörn Sternsjö
    Torbjörn Sternsjö
    President Europe, Gränges AB

    Torbjörn Sternsjö works as President Gränges Europe, located in Stockholm, Sweden. Gränges is an aluminium technology company with operations in Asia, America and Europe. Mr. Sternsjö spent more than 17 years in the aluminium fabrication industry in China. He was acting between 2011 until 2014 as a CEO of Sapa Chalco and during 2008 – 2010 as Managing Director for Sapa Profiles China. Prior to the latter position he was acting as a Managing Director of a Gränges Shanghai from the start of operation year 1999 until 2008.

  • Trey McArver
    Trey McArver
    Partner, Trivium China

    Trey McArver is co-founder and partner at Trivium/China, a Beijing-based strategic advisory firm helping multinational companies, international investors, and foreign governments understand political and regulatory developments in China. He oversees the firm’s Politics practice, as well as its Energy and Environment practice. In these roles, he works with many of the world’s largest commodity producers and traders to help them understand how China’s climate policy will impact demand for metals, including aluminum. Trey has worked in and on China since 2003. Before founding Trivium, Trey was the director of China research at TS Lombard, where he advised asset managers and hedge funds on developments in China’s economy and financial markets. Prior to that, he was director in charge of public affairs at consultancy North Head in Beijing.

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