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Metal Production and Processing

RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Norwegian Aluminium and ferroalloys industries are today the cleanest and most energy-efficient in the world, resulting from a long tradition for continuous innovation, where SINTEF has played an important role.Our research comprises the whole value-chain, from the extraction of minerals from the crust of the earth, through the production of metals and materials to the application and behavior of materials and end products. Recycling, urban mining and process waste valorization are important part of our activities.

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Making oxygen on the Moon

Making oxygen on the Moon

The Moon’s atmosphere is entirely devoid of oxygen. If humans want to stay there for extended periods, it will be of great benefit to make breathable oxygen there instead of having to transport it from Earth. But is this at all possible?