Nuvosil is a circular economy company within metal recycling. The company has a novel process for solid state recycling of metal materials, with up to 95% reduction in energy consumption compared to primary metals.
The company was founded with the aim to solve a sustainability issue in the solar (PV) industry, whereby production of solar wafers and cells generates large silicon metal waste streams.
From years of R&D and in close collaboration with aluminium industry leader Norsk Hydro and other partners from industry and academia, Nuvosil have developed the Low Energy Recycling (LER) process, a proprietary technology for solid state recycling of silicon, aluminium, and other metal materials.
The company has built and produced from its first industrial scale machine at Sunndalsøra, Norway, and is working on commercialization and roll-out of the technology with the aim of building the first full scale factory to serve clients in the aluminium industry.