Research Council of Norway granted NOK 15.7 million (around USD 1.8 million) over four years period to Norske Skog to further develop the production of biogas fuel at the Norske Skog in Halden, Norway.
According to the announcement, the project called “Pyro Gas” is expected to develop new technologies for combined production of biogas fuel and bio-based reducing agent for the alloy industry based on biowaste from the paper production. Its total budget accounts for NOK 31.5 million.
Kjell Arve Kure, managing director of Norske Skog Saugbrugs, commented:
“Norske Skog Saugbrugs’s strategy is to exploit raw materials in our entire value chain to further develop existing products and develop new products. The Pyro Gas project lifts us into an entire new dimension, namely to provide biocarbon to the alloy industry. The project is unique in the sense that we utilize Norwegian technology across traditionally independent industries. The pyro-gas project will also be an important step to reduce the CO2-footprint of both the alloy industry and the transport sector, and thus be in line with the Government’s stated objective.”
The project is implemented in cooperation with the Paper and Fibre Research Institute in Trondheim (PFI), the University College of South-Eastern Norway in Porsgrunn (HSN), Cambi and Eramet Norway AS.
Earlier Norske Skog re-elected the company’s Board.
About Norske Skog:
The company is a leading producer of newsprint and magazine paper. The company has 9 paper mills around the world.