Category: News

The silicon product of the SisAl Pilot tests campaign

10 Jun 2022

The silicon product produced during the pilot experiments at Elkem is a silicon-aluminium alloy. The alloy itself is of interest to the partners in the […]

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SisAl Pilot tests campaign: the robot

01 Jun 2022

At Elkem’s pilot site in Kristiansand, an IRB 7600-500/2,55 Industrial Robot is used for handling the moulds with hot metal. The robot carefully moves the […]

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SisAl Pilot process: the pouring

23 May 2022

In this new video shot during the SisAl Pilot tests campaign implemented at Elkem premises, we can see the furnace during pouring. The furnace is […]

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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

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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Visit at Mintek

27 Apr 2022

Last in week Maria Wallin, from NTNU (the project coordinator), visited the fully equipped lab-scale, the analytical labs and pilot facilities installed at Mintek, in […]

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The furnace used in the tests at Elkem

15 Apr 2022

Today we are glad to share with you the video about the furnace used in the tests implemented by SisAl Pilot. The furnace at Elkem […]

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They talk about us on the Teknisk Ukeblad in Norwegian!

01 Apr 2022

The Teknisk Ukeblad (TU, English: Technical Weekly Magazine), a Norwegian engineering magazine, published an article about SisAl Pilot on March 21st, potentially reaching more than 150.000 readers. […]

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SisAl Pilot tests at Fundiciones Rey in Galicia (Spain)

31 Mar 2022

The SisAl Pilot Project has so far carried out 9 pilot experiments at Fundiciones Rey in Galicia (Spain). Fundiciones Rey is testing the variables of the novel […]

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The raw materials used in the pilot: new video released

21 Mar 2022

The raw materials used in the pilot are aluminium, silica and calcium oxide. The aluminium sources are shavings, dross and blocks, supplied by Hydro. A […]

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First video of the SisAl Pilot tests implemented at Elkem released!

10 Mar 2022

Elkem Technology Pilot Department has conducted the first large-scale aluminothermic experiments, with 22 pilot experiments, in Kristiansand in Norway. Different raw material mixes has been […]

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SisAl Pilot article released in Norwegian newspaper

16 Feb 2022

An article about the SisAl Pilot project was published on the Fedrelandsvennen newspaper today! The project coordinator from NTNU and the Elkem team were interviewed […]

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Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization Course

14 Feb 2022

In the frame of the Life Long Learning project “HydroMetEC – Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization” an Advanced Course focusing on the “Introduction to Hydrometallurgy” will […]

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Brainstorming session at Mintek

03 Feb 2022

On February 2, some project partners had a very interesting brainstorming session related to SisAl project challenges at Mintek, in South Africa. Technical experts in Pyrometallurgy […]

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SisAl Pilot project review meeting

12 Jan 2022

Today the whole SisAl Pilot team gathered virtually to host a very fruitful and intense review meeting online. The consortium assessed the results achieved in the […]

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21 Dec 2021

The SisAl Pilot Project and its partners are glad to thank you all for the collaboration and support shown so far! Many new updates will be published […]

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Project meeting in Aachen

06 Dec 2021

After eighteen months of activities, many partners gathered face-to-face at the RWTH Aachen University to finally attend a hybrid SisAl Pilot Project meeting. Brilliant discussions […]

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SisAl Pilot showcased in Ecomondo 2021

29 Oct 2021

SisAl Pilot presented its aims and progresses to many visitor and stakeholders participating in Ecomondo, the green and circular economy expo held in Rimini (Italy) […]

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SisAl Pilot will join ECOMONDO

07 Oct 2021

SisAl Pilot will join Ecomondo, the benchmark event in Europe for technological and industrial innovation in the field of green and circular economy, which will […]

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SisAl pilot partners jointly working on tests at ELKEM premises

23 Sep 2021

This week, during the SisAl pilot test campaign, two operators from Wacker Norway were present at Elkem Pilot in Kristiansand to assist in the tests […]

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Intensive course on “Si production and Refining”

20 Sep 2021

The SisAl Pilot coordinator is glad to invite you to an online course about “Si Production and Refining” which will be held in October, 4th – […]

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Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization

24 Aug 2021

SisAl Pilot is glad to inform about a new seminar organized in the frame of the HydroMetEC project in which some of the SisAl partners are […]

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Press release #2 just released

28 May 2021

The SisAl Pilot consortium is glad to publish its press release #2, focusing on the promising experiments which are taking place after one year of […]

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SisAl Pilot brand new video now available. Check-it out!

12 Mar 2021

Enjoy watching the new SisAl Pilot video now available on the Youtube project channel! You will find more information about the innovative pilot for Silicon […]

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Online course HydroMetEC – Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization

16 Feb 2021

SisAl Pilot is glad to invite you to the online 4-day course “HydroMetEC – Hydrometallurgy in raw materials utilization – an educational and communication programme”, […]

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Newsletter #1 sent out!

23 Oct 2020

The first project newsletter has been published! The issue focuses on the presentation of SisAl Pilot’s scope and objectives, as well as the first-class international […]

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First Consortium meeting

16 Oct 2020

On the 15th October, the first Consortium meeting of the SisAl Pilot Project took place online. SisAl Pilot partners discussed the progresses of the activities […]

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Kick-off Meeting

16 Sep 2020

The SisAl Pilot project officially started on the 1st May 2020 and the consortium of 22 partners virtually participated to the Kick-Off-Meeting on the 11th […]

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The SisAl Pilot project: a new EU initiative in the raw materials field

16 Sep 2020

The SisAl Pilot project has been funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Funding Programme, topic CE-SC5-07-2018-2019-2020 “Raw materials innovation for the circular economy: […]

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Si Conference: Silicon for the Chemical and Solar Industry XVI – 14 -16 June 2020

15 Jun 2020

At the Si conference, SisAl Pilot’s ambitious objective to demonstrate an innovative industrial process that produces silicon with low environmental impact using secondary aluminium and […]

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