Circular mineral resources

Circular Mineral Resources

This project develops a methodological framework for integrating mineral resource geology with anthropogenic material stock and flow modelling to inform circular materials planning and sustainable management of the built environment. Funded by NTNU Sustainability, 2016-2021. 


Global Aluminium Cycle

Global Aluminium Cycle

The aluminium industry aims to promote a wider understanding of its activities and demonstrate both its responsibility in producing the metal and the potential benefits to be realized through their use in sustainable applications and through recycling.


REdu

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REdu

REdu aims to improve competency, expertise, and smart thinking for Norway’s waste management and recycling industry. We will strengthen training in higher education, focus on competence development, innovation and research, and highlight opportunities in the industry. Funded by Avfall Norge, 2015-2021

 


SisAl Slag Valorization

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SisAl Slag Valorization

The SisAl Slag Value investigates uses of slag from the SisAl process. The intermediate slag from the SisAl process is a good precursor for HPA processing. Moreover, investigates integrated CO2 looping to further lower the carbon footprint of the aluminothermic reduction process. Funded by EiT Raw Materials, 2021 – 2023


Circular wood economy

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Circular Wood Economy

In this project, we develop an MFA-based scenario tool for wood use in the Trøndelag county that allows stakeholders to test alternative circular economy strategies. Funded by the Trøndelag county, 2019-2023.


Interns for Sustainability - Plastic Waste Pollution

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Interns for Sustainability - Plastic Waste Pollution

The project aims to support students and young researchers in developing knowledge, experience, tools, qualifications and international networks on the field of global plast waste pollution, as a collaboration between institutions in Norway and South Africa. Funded by Handelens Miljøfond, 2020-2022


RemovAL

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RemovAL

The RemovAL project will combine, optimize and scale-up developed processing technologies for extracting base and critical metals from such industrial residues and valorising the remaining processing residues in the construction sector. Funded by H2020, 2018-2022


CircWtE

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CircWtE

CircWtE investigates the effects of circular transition to the life cycle management of municipal solid waste (MSW) and waste-to-energy systems in Norway. Circular economy will change the MSW collection and waste recycling system, with unknown effects to the overall environmental impacts. Funded by NRC, 2021-2024

 


Metal Production SFI

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Metal Production SFI

This interdisciplinary Research Centre has a main goal of keeping the Norwegian metal industry at the forefront of sustainable innovation, achieving even higher-quality output with more efficient use of resources and energy. We model metal cycles and analyze impacts of future scenarios. Funded by RCN, 2015-2023

 


SisAl Pilot

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SisAl Pilot

SisAI Pilot aims to demonstrate a patented novel industrial process to produce silicon, enabling a shift from today’s carbothermic Submerged Arc Furnace (SAF) process to a far more environmentally and economically sustainable alternative. Funded by H2020, 2020-2024


Completed projects