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



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!  

Front page annual report. PhotoAnnual report 2020 

25 March, 2021 -  The Annual Report for 2020 is now available. The report describes important results from the centre research domains, as well as other major achievments from last year.

We received several pictures to the front page photo contest. Thank you to all who contributed! The picture that was chosen for the front page is taken by Shahid Akhtar (Hydro), and it shows PhD candidate Cathrine Kyung Won Solem collecting dross samples at Hydro Karmøy. The report is available here.

Vincent Canaguier PhotoVincent Canaguier receives price for most viewed presentation at MOLTEN 2021

22 March, 2021 - The MOLTEN  2021 Conference was organized February 21-25. Several SFI Metal Production members contributed with presentatations at the conference. MOLTEN 2021 was a virtuel event and all presentations had to be recorded and made available at the virtual conference platform. SINTEF researcher Vincent Canaguier's presentation turned out to be one of the top 5 most viewed presentations! The title of his presentation was Foaming during silicomanganese reduction.

The organizer writes that Vincent's enthusiastic presentation helped to make the event a great success! A prize (USD 100) will be transferred to the winner. Congratulations to Vincent!


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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

Education and recruitment