Resource efficient metal production from a clean industry
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Metal Production is an interdisciplinary Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI). During the next decades, the Norwegian metal industry will need to achieve even higher-quality output with more efficient use of resources and energy.
The main goal of Metal Production is to enable industrial innovation and give the industry long term access to world class fundamental competence and candidates. This will enable the industry to maintain its position at the forefront of sustainable innovation.
04 june, 2021 - Congratulations to Dr Daniel Perez Clos who successfully defended his thesis May 26th. Daniel did an excellent presentation of the trial lecture Mechanisms of ash transport and adhesion on cylindrical tubes in crossflow followed by the presentation of his PhD thesis Formation of Hard Grey Scale (HGS) on the Surface of a Cold-finger in the Aluminium Production Industry. Read more here.
26 May, 2021 - Elkem undersøker sammen med FME HighEff og SFI Metal Production mulighetene for resirkulering av avgass under produksjon av silisium. Forsøkene viser at resirkulering er et tiltak med stort potensiale for å redusere NOx-utslipp og gjøre CO₂-fangst lettere for Si-prosessen. Les mer i blogginnlegget om prosjektet.
02 May, 2021 - The latest news from SFI Metal Production are now available in Newsletter no 1 - 2021. Click on the picture to read more!
25 March, 2021 - The Annual Report for 2020 is now available. The report describes important results from the centre research domains, as well as other major achievments from last year.
We received several pictures to the front page photo contest. Thank you to all who contributed! The picture that was chosen for the front page is taken by Shahid Akhtar (Hydro), and it shows PhD candidate Cathrine Kyung Won Solem collecting dross samples at Hydro Karmøy. The report is available here.
22 March, 2021 - The MOLTEN 2021 Conference was organized February 21-25. Several SFI Metal Production members contributed with presentatations at the conference. MOLTEN 2021 was a virtuel event and all presentations had to be recorded and made available at the virtual conference platform. SINTEF researcher Vincent Canaguier's presentation turned out to be one of the top 5 most viewed presentations! The title of his presentation was Foaming during silicomanganese reduction.
The organizer writes that Vincent's enthusiastic presentation helped to make the event a great success! A prize (USD 100) will be transferred to the winner. Congratulations to Vincent!
16 March, 2021 - Attila Kovacs has successfully defended his thesis for Doctor of Philosophy at Oxford University. Attila has been working on fundamental mathematical modelling of alumina dissolution. Highlights from his work involve the identification of characteristic time scales for the freezing-melting-dissolution process as well as determining under which conditions alumina rafts may form. The supervision of Attila has been a successful joint venture between scholars at Oxford and NTNU as well as key researchers in Hydro and NORCE.
Congratulations to Dr. Kovacs!
15 March, 2021 - The Horizon 2020-project SisAl Pilot is coordinated by SFI Metal Production Professor Gabriella Tranell. The project is an innovative pilot for Silicon production with low environmental impact using secondary Aluminium and silicon raw materials. A new video gives information about the innovative pilot. Enjoy watching the video available on the project website.
11 March, 2021 - The SFI centre funding period is coming to an end in the beginning of 2023. It is important to start the in-depth discussions on how to ensure that the good results and strong research groups are maintained and prolonged. Our ambition is to develop a new SFI project based on the strong fundament of SFI Metal Production. March 2nd we organized a strategy seminar for the SFI Management team on this topic. Read more here.
12 January, 2021 - SINTEF and NTNU are partners in a newly awarded EU financed project called HARARE. The project will demonstrate sustainable pathways to produce metals using hydrogen as an enabler. The project will eliminate waste from the metallurgical industry while recovering valuable materials. Read more about the new project here.
Annual Report 2020
Green metal production video
- Ferrolegereringsindustriens Forskningsforening (FFF)
- INFACON XVI, Trondheim, Norway, 26-29 september 2021
- NTNU TechZone - A blog about technology and natural sciences
- HYDRO film about the Karmøy technology pilot, 2019