This blog post is written by Lise Helmine Haugesten, 2. year trainee in Elkem currently working at the Elkem Technology department of Process Development located in Kristiansand, Norway.
Picture above:The 2. year trainees Benedicte, Raghed and Lise with a conference banner.
The aim of the conference was to discuss silicon process technology, silicon quality assessment, and performance in the subsequent chemical reactions (ref the conference homepage). It can be concluded that this aim was successfully reached. Sustainability regarding resources, energy, and the environment was also highlighted.
The CEO of Elkem, Helge Aasen, opened the conference. The following two and a half days consisted of a diverse selection of presentations. Some of the session topics were; new technologies, sustainable production, intermetallic phases and trace elements, MCS production, TCS technology, raw materials for silicon production, solar cell silicon, and market.
Opening of the conference by Elkem’s CEO, Helge Aasen.
In addition to the presentations, an important aspect of the conference was networking. On several occasions, this was made possible through activities like the welcoming reception, boat trip, and conference dinner.
Benedicte and Raghed enjoying the boat trip.
Benedicte proudly in front of Elkem’s industry area at Fiskaa, Kristiansand.
On the last day, it was possible to pick up this lovely conference photo and smoked salmon in exchange for the conference evaluation sheet. A fair deal I must say. Speaking on behalf of all the 2. year trainees, I would like to thank for a great conference and express our gratitude for letting us attend this conference.
The conference photo.