Hydro - Metal Production
Hydro Aluminium is a fully integrated aluminium company including mining of bauxite, refining of bauxite to alumina, electrolysis, casting, rolling and recycling. In addition, Hydro holds 50 % of the shares of SAPA, the world largest extrusion company.
Through our participation in SFI Metal Production, we get the opportunity to work closely with other metal producing industries in Norway, as well as NTNU and SINTEF. Our focus within the partnership is on the reduction in energy consumption and emissions, better utilization of waste as well as improving the product/melt. Research and competence building on these topics relevant to our industry, will lead to important industrial innovations.
The business area we bring to the SFI Metal Production is Primary Metal. Hydro will contribute to the Centre with knowledge on relevant topics within aluminium production, refining and recycling. Personnel from Hydro will spend time at the Centre. Furthermore, Hydro will contribute with industrial expertise to the education of PhDs and follow up projects to support the activity in the Centre and campaigns in small pilot scale at the Research Centres at Sunndalsøra or/and Årdal.