The Nordic Council of Ministers BAT Group under the Working Group for sustainable consumption and production, commissioned to Swerea SWECAST AB to prepare a Best Available Techniques (BAT) report for foundries in the Nordic countries. The objectives have been to:
• Provide an overview of the foundry sector in the Nordic countries.
• Present currently used and potential environmental techniques in foundries in the Nordic countries.
• Present the Key environmental issues with the perspective of foundries in the Nordic countries.
• Present and describe techniques that shall be included in the considerations of representing BAT in foundries.
This report focuses only on foundries as no smitheries satisfies the criteria of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). Swerea SWECAST is a research institute based in Sweden specializing on foundry and casting.