Alcoa - Metal Production
Alcoa is a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing. Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high performance vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation.
Alcoa leads the way in developing green technologies and has made many breakthroughs in recent years; The aluminium air battery, the unique alloy used in the new model Ford F-150 and the revolutionary Micro Mill technology™ are just a few examples. Alcoa is also working on a new advanced smelting method, which can lead to significant reductions in carbon emissions from the production process. This project is run by Alcoa Technical Center in Pittsburgh and has applied for Enova funds to build a pilot plant in Norway.
Alcoa is supporting the SFI Metal Production as part of our aim to maintaining critical skills and expertise, both within our own industries and in key research institutions such as NTNU and SINTEF. We want to strengthen the cooperation between industry and R & D institutions, as well as to ensure that the research is relevant to our company needs.
We want to build excellence of competence within selected priority areas like; robotics, automation, heat recovery, energy efficiency, lean manufacturing methods and organizational models culture, renewable- and clean energy, pioneering environmental technology and process technology.