Mineral and Process Technology

Mineral and Process Technology


Preparedness and technology for cleanups after oil spills has been in focus after several recent shipwrecks near the coast.

When an oil spill has occurred it is important to contain and recover the oil as quickly as possible. Norut Narvik has studied various sorbent materials.

Norut Technology is underway with the development of recipes for treatment of oil-contaminated soil with microbial action. The method is both cheaper and more effective than earlier treatment methods.

When the accident has happened and the oil has leaked out it is important to be able to quickly determine the extent of the contamination. Norut Technology has tested a new measurement instrument that makes this work easier.

Norut Technology has obtained financing for development of an alternative raw material for bio energy in Northern Norway. The title of the project is "Lifecycle-based bio energy in cold climate".

Norut Teknologi is underway with an Interreg III A Nord project which shall investigate the possibilities for commercial use of hardwood forests. The project is part of Norut Teknologi's environmental technology activities.

Product development covers all activities between idea and production. Modern computing technology makes it possible to develop virtual prototypes where the products can be visualised and their strength calculated, allowing optimisation and testing before the physical prototypes are produced. This results in reductions in development time and costs.

Environmental technology forms an important and future-oriented area of activity for Norut Narvik.