Metals are a part of modern life, and the metal industry is one of Norway’s largest land-based industries
Norwegian metal producing industries are today the cleanest and most energy-efficient in the word, resulting from a long tradition for continuous innovation, where research partners SINTEF and NTNU have played important roles for many years. However, in order to meet an increasing international competition, the industry must achieve even higher-quality output with more efficient use of resources and energy.
The industry’s potential for higher sustainability goals and value generation lies in its ability to
- Understand and use future raw materials, securing the long term operation of the industry
- Develop new metal production, refining and recycling concepts and equipment based on fundamental process principles which maximise mass and heat transfer while limiting mass and energy losses.
- Understand, monitor and limit emissions to air, water and soil.
- Develop smarter and more flexible metal products while making better use of by- and waste products.
The joint effort of the research and industrial partners in the Metal Production centre will ensure further innovation and development within these areas.
SFI project structure based on research domains and interlinked cases where PhD students, professors and scientists collaborate.