Metal Production

Metal Production

Resource efficient metal production from a clean industry

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PhD. student pouring coke in the melting lab. Photograph.

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.

About Metal Production



INFACON XVI is coming up - don't forget to register!

INFACON will be a fully digital conference from September 26-29 . All sessions will be live sessions where you can interact with speakers, sponsors can have meetings with attendees during or after the conference and in the meeting hub you can meet other attendees.

The intention of INFACON is to stimulate technical interchange on all aspects of silicon/ferroalloy production. INFACON contributes to the exchange of research and development covering the major and most of the minor ferroalloys. The conference is hosted by SINTEF, NTNU and FFF (The Norwegian Ferroalloy Producers Research Association), and organized in cooperation with the International Committee on Ferro-Alloys (ICFA).  Read more and register on the INFACON webpage.

Congratulations Dr. Lunnan Bjørnstad!

19 August, 2021 -  Congratulations to Dr. Erlend Lunnan Bjørnstad who successfully defended his thesis August 18th. Erlend did an excellent presentation at the trial lecture: “Electrolytic production and refining of silicon, fundamentals and state of the art " followed by the presentation of his PhD thesis “Oxidative Ladle Refining of Metallurgical Grade Silicon: Refining of Ca and Al Impurities”. Read more here.

Unwanted material on solid surfaces

10 August, 2021 -  Daniel Clos at SFI Metal Production defended his thesis in May 2021. In this blog he presents the main results from his important research on "Formation of Hard Grey Scale (HGS) on the Surface of a Cold-finger in the Aluminium Production Industry".

Daniel Clos. PhotoCongratulations Dr.Clos!

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.

Pilot project. PhotoViktige funn i pilotprosjekt for resirkulering av avgasser i silisiumproduksjon

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.  

Newsletter front page. PhotoNewsletter from SFI Metal Production

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!  


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Aud Nina Wærnes, Centre Director

Aud Nina Wærnes

Centre Director


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Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

Green metal production video


Newsletter No 2/20



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Education and recruitment

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