Fuel: Around 80% of the petcoke produced globally is “fuel-grade” petcoke (green coke), which is used to generate electricity and in cement kilns.
Aluminum: The only commercially feasible way to create anodes for smelting is by calcining petcoke. It boasts a superior mix of electrical conductivity and resistance to chemical and physical degradation in the smelting pot, which contains lower amounts of impurities (i.e. ash).
Brick and Glass: Calcined petcoke is utilized by brick and glass producers because it has a substantially lower ash level than other fuels.
Paper: Gasification of calcined petcoke yields ammonia and urea, ammonium nitrate, which are then used to make pulp and paper. Petcoke that has been calcined produces TiO2, which is subsequently used as a mineral to whiten paper.
Paints & Coating: Petcoke that has been calcined is used to make titanium dioxide (TiO2), a mineral that is used in place of lead in paint. Sunscreen, plastic, and food coloring all include the ingredient TiO2.
Fertilizer: Petcoke that has been calcined is gasified to create ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate, which is subsequently used to make fertilizer.
Steel: Calcined petcoke can be used as a partial alternative for pulverized coal that is directly put into blast furnaces as well as metallurgical coal as a feedstock for coke oven batteries. he petcoke known as needle coke is made specifically to have a crystal structure resembling a needle.Electrodes for electric arc furnace (EAF) steel manufacturing are made from needle coke. No other substance possesses needle coke’s unique combination of electrical conductivity and physical characteristics needed for EAF electrodes.