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Leif Hunsbedt

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Work experience:


  • 40 years of experience at Råstoff AS, Tinfos and Eramet Norway AS in positions connected to laboratory, production, R&D and environmental work within manganese alloys production.

    15 års erfaring som konsulent og rådgiver innenfor forretningsutvikling og ledelse


Other relevant experience:


  • Guest researcher at Mefos from 1997 to 1998.

  • Two periods as chairman of FFF board (Norwegian Ferroalloy Producers Research Association) and member of FFF board between 2008 and 2018.

  • Development of ilmenite processes from 1990 to 1993.

  • Consultancy work for Innovasjon Norway and Eyde Cluster. 





  • Chemical engineer in analytical chemistry from Agder Distriktshøgskole.

  • M.Sc. in process metallurgy at NTNU.


Main professional responsibilities:

  • Production manager pre-reduction plant TTI, Tinfos Titan and Iron.   

  • Production manager Tinfos, Øye Smelteverk.

  • Project manager / process development Tinfos.

  • Technical marketing of silicomanganese Tinfos.

  • Technical director Eramet Norway 2012 – 2018. Including responsibility for process, R&D and contact with authorities on environmental issues.

  • Monitoring of emissions, reduction of emissions and development of landfills for hazardous waste.

  • Senior engineer Eramet Norway 2018 – 2021. Focus on environmental projects and valorization of waste- and by-products.

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