Ferroalloys is a necessity for steelmaking. In addition, silicon is used in solar cells, as an alloying element in aluminium and as a raw material for silicones. The Ferroalloy Producers Research Association (FFF) established in 1989 (ferroforsk.com), has contributed to long-term research and education, and as such contributed to a sustainable development for the industry.
SINTEF offers expertise along the value chain from raw materials to products;
- Raw materials
- Production of Ferroalloys/Silicon- Ferromanganese
- Refining of liquid metal
- Environmental issues, emissions
- Characterization of raw material and alloys
- Modelling of processes