Cost remains defining factor in manganese purchasing decisions, but green drivers emerge
The green agenda is developing in the steel market but upstream decisions concerning buying manganese ore are overwhelmingly based on price rather than environmental issues. However, smelters are taking steps to reduce their carbon emissions, according to market participants.
Steelmakers have increasingly relied on direct reduction to reduce sintering because of the carbon emissions involved in the sintering of iron ore fines
This is part of an identified move...