The production of High carbon ferromanganese industry worldwide is facing gigantic challenges due an ever-increasing production cost that is mainly due to the yearly increase of electricity and the depletion of metallurgical coke. The power supply in some part of the world has become a challenge therefore impacting the productivity and slowing the growth of economies. Due to the depletion of metallurgical coke, alternative carbonaceous materials that would efficiently sustain the carbothermic reduction. The current paper depicts some of the challenges and presents some prospects and directions that are being tried as rescue measures. A number of laboratory bench-scale results are presented and enjoy being of good prospects.Keywords: Metallurgy, High carbon ferromanganese, challenges, prospects
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