SisAl Pilot

Innovative pilot for Silicon production with low environmental impact using secondary Aluminium and silicon raw materials

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SisAl Pilot is a 4 year project funded by Horizon 2020 (GA 869268) and it aims to demonstrate a patented novel industrial process to produce silicon (Si, a critical raw material), enabling a shift from today’s carbothermic Submerged Arc Furnace (SAF) process to a far more environmentally and economically sustainable alternative: an aluminothermic reduction of quartz in slag that utilizes secondary raw materials such as aluminium (Al) EoL scrap and dross, as replacements for carbon reductants used today.

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SisAl Pilot process: new video about sampling

SisAl Pilot process: new video about sampling

10 May 2022

Samples are taken continuously to study the reduction of silica with aluminium to form silicon. The samples can be taken by using a small sampling […]

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SisAl Pilot: Charging and Stirring

SisAl Pilot: Charging and Stirring

02 May 2022

During the pilot trials at Elkem, three different charging strategies are used. Two of them starts of by heating the SiO-CaO-slag, and then adding the […]

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SisAl Pilot is coordinated by NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU. The consortium comprises 22 partners from 9 countries.