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Renewable energy

Renewable energy

Development of renewable energy solutions is essential in order for us to be able to respond to the energy demands facing mankind today. Our research in renewable energy comprise development of processes for production of high quality single crystal and multi-crystal silicon, thin silicon materials and new materials and concept for solar cells. We develop blade and generator technology for offshore wind turbines, and new drilling technology and monitoring methods for deep geothermal energy.

In the research area of biorefining we are developing processes for conversion of biomass to biofuels, as well as energy efficient separation technologies and methods for biogas treatment and upgrading. Another research area is the utilization of ash from biomass combustion for applications in new products.

Our competence:

  • Solar cells
  • Bio-energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Wind energy
Research Manager