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Innovative pilot for Silicon production with low environmental impact using secondary Aluminium and silicon raw materials

Project description

A new path-breaking approach for silicones

Carbothermic reduction in the submerged arc furnace (SAF) is currently used for the production of silicones, which play a vital role in numerous industries from electronics and transportation to chemicals, cosmetics and construction. The EU-funded SisAl Pilot project is developing a cost-efficient and eco-friendly process alternative. The SisAl process encompasses aluminothermic reduction of quartz in slag using secondary raw materials, such as aluminium scrap and dross, as replacements for the carbon reductants used today. Featuring enhanced valorisation of waste and by-products streams, lower energy consumption, and reduced emissions of CO2 and harmful pollutants, it is described as a path-breaking approach. It also has a strong contribution to ‘circularity’ in which the aluminium industry will act as both a raw material supplier and end user.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 861 865

Participants (21)

SIMTEC
France
EU contribution
€ 462 143,50
Address
155-157 Cours Berriat
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 784 007
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 409 571,04
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BNW-ENERGY
Norway
EU contribution
€ 307 641,25
Address
Sildrapevegen 28B
7048 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEFESA ALUMINIO SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 505 965,25
Address
Cr Lutxana Asua 13
48950 Erandio Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXPLOTACION DE ROCAS INDUSTRIALES Y MINERALES, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 402,05
Address
Calle Copernico 7-2 A15
15008 A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 721 346,25
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK HYDRO ASA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 285 775
Address
Drammensveien 260
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORCIO INSTITUTO TECNOLOXICO MATEMATICA INDUSTRIAL ITMATI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 408 352,50
Address
Praza Obradoiro, Colexio San Xerome S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 546 250
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
SILBUCAM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 073,96
Address
Avda Barrie De La Maza 32 2D
15004 Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDICIONES REY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 422 068,50
Address
Parroquia De Rubiansvilagarcia De Arousa
36000 Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WACKER CHEMICALS NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 289 884,88
Address
Hollaveien 482
7200 Kyrksaeterora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIQAI UG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 360 403,75
Address
Bosestrasse 40
12103 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOW SILICONES CORPORATION
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
220 West Salzburg Road
48686 Auburn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 381 250
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINTEK
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 1 117 808,75
Address
Malibongwe Drive 200
2125 Randburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SILICOR MATERIALS ICELAND EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 348 787,25
Address
Sudurlandsbraut 18
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELKEM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 987 665
Address
Drammensveien 169
0277 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 362,50
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATION ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 000
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)