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SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia.

Over the last 60 years, we have created value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use. Today, SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences.

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Current ‘raw material related’ projects

  • Recovery of alternative fuels and recycling of alternative raw materials and treatment of organic hazardous wastes through co-processing in resource and energy intensive industry in India (€2 million – Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Phase I 2010-2015 – Phase II (expected) 2016-2020.
  • Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous and Industrial Wastes in Cement Kilns in China – Extension and implementation (Co-Processing II) (€2 million – Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Phase I 2006-2010 – Phase II 2010-2016 – Phase III (expected) 2016-2020.
  • Management of Industrial and Hazardous wastes in Myanmar. (€1.3 million – Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Phase I 2016-2019.
  • Recovery of alternative fuels through co-processing in Norwegian Cement industry (€2 million – Norwegian Research Council and Norcem). 2015-2019.
  • Treatment and recycling of Construction and Demolition Wastes in India (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Phase I 2017-2020 (expected).
  • Waste to Value project in which Spent Potliner are reprocessed.
  • Salt free dross recycling technology with a plasma furnace developed at SINTEF.
  • REEcover stands for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from magnetic waste in the WEEE recycling industry and tailings from the iron ore industry. REEcover is an EU FP7 project

Link with BRAVO EIP

SINTEF will be part of the development of a proposal in general but will focus mainly on co-processing in cement industry – to include possible test piloting with cement industry partners. SINTEF is also interested in developing technology to process bauxite to alumina, other than the Bayer process, that does not result in a waste problem.


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