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Energy efficient, primary production of manganese ferroalloys through the application of novel energy systems in the drying and pre-heating of furnace feed materials.

Objective

Global Manganese-alloys (Mn) are highly linked to the steel sector for key engineering applications in Europe. In 2017, Mn-alloy production was approx. 4 Mio tons, required 12,200 GWh electrical energy and emitted around 14.2 Mio tons of CO2. Therefore, an energy intensive and inherent cross-sectorial value chain that is, nowadays, led by the Asian market demand. PREMA is an ambitious initiative that aims at demonstrating an innovative suite of technologies (involving heat recovery and solar technologic approaches) that allow to pre-treat Mn ores, utilising more efficiently energy and material streams and decreasing direct and indirect CO2 emissions (along with SO2 and NOx). LCA and LCCA methodologies will be implemented from early stages to ensure the technical, economic and environmental viability of the solution across the whole Mn-alloys’ value chain. The vision of PREMA is thus to make the Mn-alloys sector in Europe more flexible, sustainable and attractive. In order to cover the whole value chain, there is a strong presence of South African (SA) partners in the consortium, SA being the top 1 in high quality Mn ores’ extraction and exports worldwide. A win-win situation in order to strengthen the Mn-alloys and steel value chains in Europe. PREMA consortium puts together a total of 11 production facilities spread over Europe and SA among 4 Mn producers, representing an aggregated process capacity of 380 MW (Transalloys in SA, Eramet in France and Norway, Ferroglobe in Norway and Spain and OFZ in Slovakia). The innovative character of the project is brought by major players in R&D across Europe and SA, with the Norwegian organisation SINTEF as coordinator. Last but not least, clustering with other EU initiatives, including other SPIRE projects, will be paid special attention in order to create awareness of the project developments from early stages of the demonstration.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-SPIRE-2018
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 788 124,99

Participants (12)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 268 797,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERROGLOBE MANGAN NORGE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 68 750
Address
Mo Industripark
8601 Mo I Rana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINTEK
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 2 471 860
Address
Malibongwe Drive 200
2125 Randburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRANSALLOYS PTY LTD
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Old Pretoria Road Clever
1035 Emalahleni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 362 847,50
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 137 446,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
OFZ, AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 88 750
Address
Siroka 381
027 41 Oravsky Podzamok
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OUTOTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 473 108,13
Address
Ludwig Erhard Strasse 21
61440 Oberursel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERAMET IDEAS
France
EU contribution
€ 531 158,13
Address
1 Avenue Albert Einstein
78190 Trappes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 905
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT EKOLOGII TERENOW UPRZEMYSLOWIONYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 201 875
Address
Ulica Kossutha 6
40 844 Katowice
Activity type
Research Organisations
METSO OUTOTEC FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 350 650
Address
Lokomonkatu 3
33101 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)