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.

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Online monitoring of perfluorcarbon (PFC) emissions from aluminium industry

09 October, 2019 - Perfluorcarbon (PFC) gases are extremely potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) and industrial emissions contribute to global warming. Read more about what PFCs are and how they are formed, how PFC emissions have significantly lowered over the last 30 years and how continuous online monitoring can help limit and control emissions further in this blog post at #SINTEFblog. Written by Thor Anders Aarhaug, Senior Researcher at SINTEF and SFI Metal Production associate.


Hailey Hoover. PhotoNEW PhD candidate – Haley Hoover

24 September, 2019 - Haley Hoover started as a PhD candidate at the centre in August 2019. Haley's preliminary project title is “Resitivity of Partially Transformed Materials in the FeSi/Si Process”, and Professor Merete Tangstad is her supervisor. Read more.




PhD Dissertation for Hamideh Kaffash

19 August, 2019 - PhD candidate Hamideh Kaffash will defend her Doctoral Thesis “Dissolution kinetics of carbon materials in FeMn”.The dissertation will be held August 21, 2019 at H1, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen. Trial lecture “Production of Mn sinter in the  Mn-process” at 10:15 and public defence of the Thesis at 13:15. Welcome!  Read more.


SFI management visit Karmøy Technology Pilot

18 July, 2019 - During the 24th and 25th of June, the SFI management met with representatives of the aluminium Industry at Hydro Karmøy. Read more.


The Dross and Packaging Recycling workshop - a success!

14 June, 2019 - The international Dross and Packaging Recycling Workshop was arranged in Trondheim, as a part of SFI Metal Production’s activities, with guests from 14 companies. The goal for the workshop was to review recent problems and developments in dross and aluminium packaging recycling to a better understanding where more research or technical effort is most needed. Read more.


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