SINTEF Energy Research

We focus on finding solutions related to power production and conversion, transmission / distribution and the end use of energy both onshore and offshore/subsea.We cover all the key areas from the indoor climate and energy use in buildings to gas technology, combustion, bioenergy, refrigeration engineering and technology for the food and nutrition industry.


Call for proposals from The Renewable Nepal Program
SINTEF Energy and Kathmandu University have been cooperating over five years within the Renewable Nepal Program. The main goal has been to develop applied research as a way to increase research competence at Nepali Universities to boost the national industry production of renewable energy technologies. The program activities have been financed by NORAD. 

Hans Otto Haaland
, The Research Council of Norway  (2014-10-06)

Invitation (pdf)


Drastic cut in electricity bill for supermarket
A Trondheim supermarket gets by with just over two-thirds of the electricity used by similar stores. (2014-06-13)

SINTEF research scientist Armin Hafner chose non-standard energy conservation technologies for the award-winning supermarket. Measurements of energy consumption will now lay the foundations for less expensive series production of systems that other stores can also use.
Photo: SINTEF/Thor Nielsen

Cold short-cut to CO2 storage
Could refrigeration technology – against all the odds – kick-start CO2 storage in the North Sea? (2014-02-18)

SINTEF scientists have found that it could be more energy-efficient and cheaper than previously thought to capture CO2 by turning it into a liquid. CO2 captured in this way can be loaded directly on board ships before pipelines are ready to take over. Photo: SINTEF/Thor Nielsen

UN Special Envoy on Climate seeks advice from SINTEF and NTNU
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently appointed Norway's former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as one of two Special Envoys on Climate Change. The other one is Ghana's former Prime Minister John Kufuor. Mr. Stoltenberg combines this task with being a Member of Parliament and a Parliamentarian Leader for the Labor Party. (2014-02-18)

From left: Gunnar Bovim (Rector, NTNU), Torstein Haarberg (Executive Vice President, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry), Jens Stoltenberg, Gabriella Tranell (Assistant Professor, NTNU), Edgar Hertwich (Professor, NTNU), Nils Røkke (Vice President, SINTEF). (Photo: Petter Haugan)

Industrial energy saving initiatives
The CREATIV project is investigating energy use in industry; focusing particularly on increased utilisation of surplus heat and the efficiency of heating and cooling systems in thefood industry, paper pulp and metallic industries. (2014-01-23)
Foto: Obrist Engineering GmbH

Biomass booklet
A handbook has been made to summarize the STOP project and the project results. It easily explains torrefaction and what can be achieved by torrefying biomass.




CO2 scrubbing costs less on the continental shelf
Of all the CO2 that is produced in the Nordic countries, the cheapest to deal with is what is produced together with natural gas from offshore gas-fields.

Just a short time after Norway’s “red-green” coalition government shelved full-scale CO2 capture and storage at Mongstad near Bergen in Western Norway, Scandinavian scientists have classified potential Nordic CCS projects in order of cost.

Measures such as those already implemented on the Sleipner offshore gas-field in Norway are the most reasonably priced that the Nordic countries can go for in the CCS field.
Here, CO2 from the natural gas reservoir is brought back to the continental shelf. Illustration: Statoil

Hydropower set to balance wind power
While Europe invests in wind energy, Norwegian hydropower offers the key to stable electricity supplies.

The key driver of the development of a northern European offshore power grid is the massive investment being made in wind power in the Baltic and in and around the North Sea. The aim here is to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as between 80 and 95 per cent by 2050. (2013-12-04)

Hydropower plants can contribute as a potential 'blue-green' battery for European wind power.
Illustration: Bjarne Stenberg Nowitech/SINTEF

A new Coordinator at the head of CenBio
Berta Guell Matas  replaces Marie Bysveen as the Centre Coordinator of CenBio. (2013-10-07)

Industrial CCS – an early opportunity NORDICCS seminar for the Nordic Council of Ministers
The development of CCS (carbon capture and storage) technologies must be boosted in the process and manufacturing industry. This will improve possibilities for implementation of CO2 value chains, an activity that so far has not quite materialized. Cooperation between Nordic countries could yield significant cost reductions based on economy of scale. (2013-11-01)

Energy-saving grocery shop
Recently, research scientists heralded "a big step for mankind" – in a new shop in Trondheim, Norway which they believe will use 30 per cent less energy than other Norwegian grocery stores. (2013-09-13)

100% green supermarket to achieve 30% energy savings (Video)

New method prevents power grid instability
Instability in power grids can have serious consequences. A new publication from SINTEF Academic Press describes a mathematical method to help prevent such instability. (2013-09-12)

Aviation fuel from Norwegian forests
Research scientists believe it will be possible to manufacture a competitive aviation fuel by 2020-2025. (2013-06-27)

Droplet-Film Interactions
We organize this symposium during "ICNAAM - 11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics" (2013-03-11)

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