Elkem enters research partnership with ThyssenKrupp Steel and University of Cambridge and more

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A partnership of industrial companies, universities and research institutes recently launched the RECOBA project.

RECOBA stands for “a cross sectorial REal time sensing, advanced COntrol and optimisation of BAtch processes saving energy and raw material”. The aim of the project is to optimise the efficiency and flexibility of different kinds of batch processes. If successful, this will improve the competitiveness of a significant portion of the relevant industry in Europe.

The partnership includes big industrial actors like BASF SE, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, and leading academic institutions including the University of Cambridge amongst others.

-       This project is a good fit for Elkem and our vision. We work continuously to improve our product quality and process efficiency. Therefore, I take great pleasure in joining this collaboration with other large industry actors and leading research environments, says Håvard Moe, Senior Vice President Elkem Technology.

The RECOBA project has received €6 million from the European Union for a three-year period. As a partner in the project, Elkem will focus on the application of a soft sensor technology to develop new off-lined models for ladle refining and casting.

-       Partnerships as RECOBA is a prerequisite for the European industry to maintain our industrial leadership, strengthen our competitiveness and develop even more environmental friendly production. I am looking forward to implement the future results from this project, says Moe.

For more information about the project, please follow this link.


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