Climate and environment Energy efficiency
SINTEF creates future-oriented and innovative solutions for energy efficiency in industry, transport and buildings.
Energy efficiency is a vital tool for reducing energy consumption and thus the need for new power sources. This is also an important area for reducing greenhouse gas emissions when fossil fuels are the energy source. SINTEF conducts research on energy efficiency in industry, transportation and in the construction industry. An important research area is efficiency in Norway's power-intensive industries, and the utilization of waste heat.
SINTEF Energy Research operates laboratories for high voltage, high power and climatic testing. Customers are manufacturers, suppliers and users of electric power equipment.
Re-FOOD is an international partnership for research and education in energy efficient resource utilization in FOOD value chains between Norway and India.
The primary objective of this project is to develop optimized gasification and secondary combustion chambers for the two-staged thermal waste conversion in the TeamTec technology based on advanced CFD modelling combined with experimental development. The process as a whole will achieve NOx and CO emissions below the European legislation with only primary measures for NOx reduction, contributing to a more environmentally friendly process and energy efficient process, as well as increased cost efficiency for TeamTec.
Building the foundation in Trondheim for the green transition
For the first time, a major European research infrastructure project is being led by a country from outside the EU.
A future for skiing in a warmer world
As the world struggles to make progress to limit climate change, researchers are finding ways to adapt to warmer winter temperatures — by developing environmentally friendly ways of producing artificial snow.
True hygge with environmentally friendly log fire
A crackling log fire is pure HYGGE. But what’s actually the best way to have log fires in our modern, well-sealed and fully-insulated homes?