Renewable energy Geothermal energy
The energy available in the solid part of earth's surface is more than sufficient to cover the worlds need of energy. To increase the use of this geothermal energy for electrical and thermal power, SINTEF develops, models, and tests new materials and technologies.
We can test and characterise a wide range of different materials in our laboratories. Materials and components are bent, tensioned and compressed, and go through fracture- and fatigue tests.
The thermal engineering laboratories is the nation's leading laboratory in the field of combustion, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump, low-temperature and bio processes, CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and processing, storage and transportation of food products.
Tribology is the multidisciplinary science on wear, friction and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Research in tribology is often highly dependent on the final application. The mission of the Tribology Lab at SINTEF/NTNU is to adapt our knowledge and equipment to our clients’ needs.
INNO-Drill – Technology platform for research-based innovations in deep geothermal drilling
The main goal of INNO-Drill project is to extend, demonstrate, and make available a research-based technology platform to enable new and significantly more cost effective drilling tools and systems for deep geothermal wells in hard rock formations.
NEXT-Drill – Numerical-Experimental Technology platforms for cost effective deep hard rock Drilling
The main goal of NEXT-Drill project is to develop a technology- and knowledge platform for the design of new and significantly more cost effective drilling tools and systems for deep geothermal wells in hard rock formations.
Descramble – logging tool
As partner in the ongoing Horizon 2020 project, SINTEF ICT is developing a High Temperature logging tool for measuring pressure and temperature in super critical geothermal wells.
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.
Norwegian to lead energy research in Europe
Nils Røkke, Director of Sustainability at SINTEF, is the new Chairman of the European Energy Research Alliance.
European researchers want to extend funding for renewables
An international team of researchers has concluded that operational funding should continue to be provided for the production of renewable energy in Europe, provided that such support is progressively reduced over time.