The four-year Hydromet project aims at strengthening and developing hydrometallurgical research and education in Norway.
The project is a close collaboration between Norwegian process industry and forefront Norwegian research institutions: The University of Oslo (UiO), The University of Trondheim (NTNU), and the research institutes SINTEF and IFE. Participants from the process industry are Yara International in Porsgrunn, Glencore Nikkelverk in Kristiansand, and Boliden in Odda.
The Hydromet project has two main goals:
The project is funding two PhD candidates and one post doctor. One PhD is anchored in Trondheim (at NTNU) and the two other positions in Oslo (UiO). Each candidate has dedicated topics to work on, but there is extensive collaboration across border institutions and the research institutes are heavily involved in the candidates’ work, as are the industrial partners.
The topics our candidates work on can briefly be described as follows:
The Hydromet Project is headed by Prof. Jon Petter Omtvedt at the University of Oslo. Dag Ø. Eriksen has been appointed as Deputy Project Manager.