PFI central research partner in new innovation project

Updated: 2017-04-04 | Print

PFI is a central research partner in a new innovation project within production of transport biofuels and bio carbon, with Norske Skog Saugbrugs as project owner. The Research Council of Norway has through its ENERGIX-program granted 15.7 mill. NOK to the project.

The project «PyroGass» aims at developing new technology for combined production of biogas fuels and bio-based reductants for the ferro-alloy industry, based on side streams and bio residuals from paper production. This technology may both lead to increased production of biogas fuels at Norske Skog Saugbrugs, and at the same time establish production of bio carbon for the ferro-alloy industry. The project is a co-operation between Norske Skog Saugbrugs (project owner), Paper and Fibre Research Industry (PFI), the University College of Southeast Norway (HSN), Cambi and Eramet Norway AS.

Representatives from the partners in the new innovation project. From left: Rune Bakke (University college of Southeast Norway), Kai Toven (PFI), Gudmund Jenssen (Norske Skog Saugbrugs) and Per-Anders Eidem (Eramet Norway). Paal Jahre Nilsen from Cambi was not present when the picture was taken. (Foto: PFI)


Norske Skog Saugbrugs is one of the largest and most modern production units for SC magazine paper in the world, and has recently opened their new plant for production of biogas from residuals from the paper production. PFI is an internationally acknowledged research institute within processes and products based on forest-based biomass, having strong expertise within pyrolysis technology. The University College of Southeast Norway has strong expertise within anaerobic processes for production of bio gas. Cambi is a leading supplier of technology for conversion of sludge to renewable energy and high quality biosolids. Eramet Norway AS is part of the Eramet Group, a world-leading producer of alloy elements.

The ENERGIX-program at the Research Council of Norway received a total of 67 applications for innovation projects, whereof 29 projects were granted funding.


Contact: Kai Toven