Road-map for gas in the Norwegian metallurgical industry: greater value creation and reduced emissions
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In order to increase the use of gas in metal production, we will need to develop new – and to further develop existing – gas-based technologies, which will need to be adopted on an industrial scale. In order to provide a few examples, this road-map describes a number of potential technologies and their environmental impacts, stage of technological maturity and the degree of change required for their implementation. It also describes the conditions that must be met if we are to develop new technologies to increase the use of gas in metal production, as well as the necessary conditions for industrialisation. The road-map describes the specific types of competence relevant to the use of gas that must be made available at our universities and research institutions, and which industry will have to be capable of utilising. The development and industrialisation of new gas-based technologies will demand greater research and development efforts that will depend on adequate government support. If we are to achieve the aims of the road-map, R & D projects with longer-term perspectives than is the case today will play a vital role, and possibilities for performing research on technologies at early stages of maturity but that have high potential must be created.