Ocean space Aquaculture
Based on multi-disciplinary terms of scientists, engineering and business developers, we provide new and improved insight into water related challenges. SINTEF support both industries and municipalities with need for management, solutions, innovations and documentation. Our projects cover all aspects of the water chain, from water sourcing to final treatment for reuse and discharges, and potentially extraction of valuables in the reject stream.
The HTL conversion process occurs in liquid phase, with water used as the reactive medium. During the process, the feedstock decomposes forming solids, a liquid phase, consisting of aqueous and oily streams and a small amount of gas. It is ideal for processing wet biomass since large thermal energy savings can be achieved by avoiding the drying step that is required in conventional thermal processes. Moreover, the energy used to heat up the feedstock in the HTL process can be recovered effectively from product streams. This leads to high energy efficiencies from raw feedstock to the biocrude of the HTL step.
Biological and biotechnological systems are often very complex, containing a large number (hundreds to thousands) of distinct chemical compounds. The use of mass spectrometry (MS) coupled to chromatographic separation (GC, LC, IC, FFF) allows for sensitive and robust quantification (ng/ml and below) of one or several selected compounds. This can be done even when the compound(s) of interest is present at very low concentration and in complex mixtures with closely related molecules. No other analytical technique can provide the same combination of sensitivity, selectivity and specificity for biological systems.
Because of world population growth, it is estimated that we must produce 70 % more food on the planet by 2050. In addition, it is necessary that we reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically. In this picture, it is important to preserve and utilize all the food being produced. One of the key elements is to gain control of the temperature immediately after harvest and capture, through processing and all the way to the end user. SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture is analysing, simulating, measuring and improving refrigeration systems to increase the benefit, increase product quality, reduce the negative impact on the climate, and to provide our customers with better profitability.
SINTEF ACE is a full-scale laboratory facility designed to develop and test new aquaculture technologies. Facility users are researchers and others conducting practical experiments and tests both under optimally controlled and realistic conditions.
The main activity of the towing tanks is related to investigation of hydrodynamic performance of ships. This includes resistance, propulsion, seakeeping in head and following seas, and directional stability tests with free running models. The tanks are equipped with two carriages: One for towing up to 10 m/s for traditional calm water tests and a second carriage for seakeeping tests and other tests performed with fixed or free-running models.
Re-FOOD is an international partnership for research and education in energy efficient resource utilization in FOOD value chains between Norway and India.
Safer operations and workplaces in fish farming
Norwegian aquaculture industry has the potential for a five-fold increase of production over the next 35 years, and many have found a carrier in the marine sector. The jobs in aquaculture, however, are the second most hazardous in Norway, beaten only by fisheries.
Safe workplaces in aquaculture
Norwegian aquaculture industry has the potential for a five-fold increase of production over the next 35 years. The development of techniques and methods are exciting, and many different backgrounds and expertise has found a carrier in the marine sector. The jobs in aquaculture, however, are the second most hazardous in Norway, beaten only by fisheries.
Fisheries Minister visited MARINTEK
Norwegian Fisheries Minister Elisabeth Aspaker (Con.) recently visited MARINTEK, accompanied by a delegation from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.