The AGRAL Project

The AGRAL (Advanced Green Aluminum Anodes) project aims at developing the manufacturing technologies of a specific cermet (called AGRAL cermet ) that has shown (during lab scale tests) outstanding properties in high temperature and corrosive media. This new technology could reduce carbon emission during the aluminium production.More precisely, if the objectives are met within the project, this AGRAL cermet will enable the aluminium industry to envisage the replacement of their current carbon anode by this inert anode thus decreasing to zero the direct CO2 emission during electrolysis process.

Consequently this AGRAL cermet will be developed and tested for two applications:

  • the inert anode for the aluminium electrolysis (up to industrial scale in Aluminium Pechiney (AP) premises)
  • hydrogen and fuel cell interconnect protection (up to pre-prototype scale).
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Quarterly Project Committee, 18th May 2017, Aachen-Germany

Published on mai 30, 2017

Published on 29th May 2017.

The 5th project committee, t0+ 24 month meeting, took place in Aachen, 18th May 2017, for both the Project Committee and the Steering Committee, the technical workshop being held19th May. The partners’ contributions showed significant progress and the technical workshops gave the opportunity to share understanding of technical highlights and to detail the next steps on both thermal spray and HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressure ) implementation for anode manufacturing. At the same time, a specific session about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA ) took place to collect data. We wish to thank our host partner, the RWTH’s team, that organized a pleasant tour of their town, so rich with history.






Midterm overview of SILC II projects, 9th December 2016, Brussels

Published on décembre 19, 2016

Meeting in Brussels to follow-up the SILC II projects which have been launched in May 2015. Good feed-back, the programs are validated.



Quarterly Project Committee, 7th December 2016, Duiven – Netherlands

Published on décembre 19, 2016

The 4th project committee, mid-term meeting, took place on the FST’ site on the 7th and 8th of December 2016. The Steering Committee was held on the first day and the second day was dedicated to the technical workshops. The partners’ exchanges have been excellent and the next steps have been defined.