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BioCoke4FAI - Bio-Coke for Ferroalloys Industry Production

The BioCoke4FAI project aims to develop an innovative and economically viable technology for bio-coke production for the ferroalloys industry.

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Norwegian ferroalloy industry produces more than 1 million of tonnes of ferroalloys per year (i.e. FeSi/Si, FeMn/SiMn). Because raw materials of fossil origin (coal and coke) are used as raw materials for ore reduction, the ferroalloy industry is a significant CO2 emitter, and accounts for approximately 9 % of the total industrial CO2 emissions in Norway. Due to the adverse impact of greenhouse gases on the climate, in particular CO2, the policy of the European Union assumes and aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030.

The main objective of the project is to develop an innovative and economically viable technology for bio-coke production for the ferroalloys industry (Mn-alloys). A novel material - biocoke will be suitable as a sustainable and cost competitive reductant for ferroalloys production. The implementation of this technology, i.e., the use of bio-coke in the production of ferroalloys in electric arc furnaces, will reduce CO2 emissions from their production.  The main idea will be to use biomass as an additive to the coking blend and thus incorporate an environmentally friendly (carbon neutral) component into the coke structure.

The project is planned over a period of 36 months and consists of 7 Work Packages whose consecutive implementation will contribute to achieving the project's objectives. The benefits from the project realization will be for all consortium members. The composition consists of units from the field of business & industry and research & development sector what forms a unique interaction between science and industry with an opportunity of experience and ideas exchanges. The contacts established during the project realization will create opportunities for cooperation in the implementation of research work in the future by tightening contacts between polish and Norwegian partners.

Project Duration: January 2021 – December 2023
Project Budget: 1,5 million Euro (6 792 278 PLN)
Funding Source: Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021

Project Partners:

  • SINTEF AS - scientific partner (Norway)
  • ERAMET NORWAY - industrial partner (Norway)
  • KOKSOWNIA CZĘSTOCHOWA NOWA – Sp. z o.o. - industrial partner (Poland)

The BioCoke4FAI project obtained co-financing from Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 based on the contract no: NOR/POLNOR/BioCoke4FAI/0070/2019-00.

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Project duration

2021 - 2023