Metal Production

– Resource efficient metal production from a clean industry

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



Midway Evaluation – Panel Visit at the Centre

15 Mar, 2019 - The last and the most exciting part of the mandatory SFI Midway Evaluation took place on March 6th Read more here.


The new Scientific Committee member, Professor In-Ho Jung

26 Feb, 2019 - Professor In-Ho Jung from Seoul National University replace Professor Emeritus Oleg Ostrovski as a member of Scientific Committee (SC) for SFI Metal Production.  Prof. Jung is also Adjunct Professor at McGill University and co-developer of FactSage. Read more here.



Award to Massoud Hassanabadi at INCAL 2019

26 Feb, 2019 - We hereby congratulate PhD candidate Massoud Hassanabadi who got an award for his oral presentation “Characterization of Alumina Based Ceramic Foam Filters (CFFs). Read more here.

Future recruits to metal production

31 Jan, 2019 - As part of an ongoing project on materials and sustainability at Ila kindergarten, 15 children aged 3-4 and 4 pree-school teachers visited NTNU and SFI Metal Production to learn about resources, metal production and recycling. Read more here.


Congratulation Dr. Nicholas Smith!

24 Jan, 2019 - Congratulation to Dr. Nicholas Smith who successfully defended his thesis January 18th. First, Nicholas did an excellent presentation of the trial lecture “Effects of water vapor on oxidation of various liquid and solid metals” followed by the presentation of his PhD thesis “Methods of Oxidation Inhibition for Al-Mg Alloys” and the defence. Read more here.


Newsletter Q4-2018 is out!

22 Dec, 2018 - The last quarterly newsletter is out! Read more here.




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Aud Nina Wærnes, Centre DirectorAud Nina Wærnes

Centre Director


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Annual Report 2018

Newsletter Q4/18

Newsletter Q3, front page


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