Damaged metal surfaces repair themselves
A coating filled with tiny lubricant capsules could come to the rescue when metal surfaces dry out and friction builds up.
Recycling to save renewables from shortage of materials
Norwegian scientists are extracting rare earth metals from scrap. Their aim is to prevent scarcity of materials from holding back energy-conservation efforts.
SINTEF scientist joins Norwegian Board of Technology
Andy Booth, a specialist in environmental technology and senior scientist at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, has been appointed to the Norwegian Board of Technology.
Power to the people
Anita Fossdal and Fride Vullum-Bruer want the i-Phone’s battery to last longer – even when we are on Svalbard, and even when we have downloaded a whole load of apps.
SINTEF and ECN collaboration increase effectiveness in silicon PV R&D
SINTEF Materials & Chemistry and ECN signed an agreement to strengthen their long-standing collaboration in the field of crystalline silicon photovoltaics. With this agreement SINTEF and ECN combine the operation of pilot infrastructure for silicon feedstock production, crystallization, wafer...
Oil Spills in Arctic conditions
A research project at SINTEF contributes to safer oil spill response equipment in the Arctic.
Creating the plastics packaging of tomorrow out of wood
A wood fibre only 100 nanometres thick will help to give us tomorrow’s plastic food packaging, if SINTEF and its partners are successful.
Setting new standards for pipeline design
Several years of Norwegian research on fracture mechanics have resulted in new numerical modelling tools. The new software means that we can calculate the risk of fracture in pipelines much more accurately than current methods permit, according to the SINTEF group behind the method.
Oslo hotspot for zero emission vehicles
The Oslo area saw the opening of its third hydrogen refuelling station on November 21, 2011. This station, located at SINTEF's Oslo office, offers a fuel produced of water.
New theory explains collapse of Twin Towers
According to a theory advanced by a SINTEF materials scientist, a mixture of water from sprinkler systems and molten aluminium from melted aircraft hulls created explosions that led to the collapse of the Twin Towers in Manhattan.
Tears? Forget them!
The first steps have been taken towards rainwear which repairs itself
Towards the safer use of nanoparticles
What kind of HSE know-how do we really need to manage the new substances now found in everything from our clothes to cosmetics and electronics? Are nanoparticles harmful to the environment – or are these invisible particles safer than we think?
EU project will cut cost of capturing CO2
A project funded by the European Union and led by SINTEF in Norway with ten other European partners aims to demonstrate a cost-effective CO2 capture technology that could herald a new generation of power-generation plants with integrated CO2 capture.
Forklift trucks that run on a green charge
The first forklift trucks in Europe that will run on fuel cells and with hydrogen in their tanks are on the way to the market. No fewer than 30 demonstration units are to be tested, and Norway is among the countries potentially involved in the trials
Fighting oil-spills with air-bubbles
Curtains of air-bubbles are turning out to be a new method of fighting oil-spills. The bubbles gather up the oil efficiently, even in winds and strong currents, and keep it together in a “pool”.
Research activities before 2011
Here you can read about research activities before 2011