Putting a price on green
The most environmentally friendly product in the building materials store could soon be the cheapest too.
Facing mistrust and lack of dignified treatment
Norwegians who suffer from rare disorders feel that they are left to face their problems alone. Since they often fall outwith the conceptual universes of the experts, they find it difficult to explain their situation.
Medicines from the Sea
For the first time, Norwegian scientists have managed to produce completely new antibiotics from bacteria found in the sea
Trondheim to host five CO2 laboratories
Europe is to invest NOK 730 million in joint European laboratories for CO2 capture and storage – and will use almost a third of the total in Norway. NTNU and SINTEF will coordinate the international effort, which will involve building five CO2 laboratories in Trondheim.
The city beneath the city
Singapore is considering moving its power stations, water reservoirs, harbour warehouses and waste combustion plants below ground. Scientists from Trondheim are helping to shape the first systematic use of underground area in the world.
Requires better fire prevention
Fire researchers are sounding the alarm: without innovative thinking on the fire prevention front, more and more old people will die in house fires.
Revolutionary sperm idea
Embedding sperm cells in a gel for artificial insemination increases the fertilisation period for cattle and pigs and give more babies.
Super-conductors for the industry
The world’s first induction heater with super conductors is based on a Trondheim invention. This technology can generate large savings for the aluminium industry.
Run out of pain killers again?
Research scientists at SINTEF have developed a control dashboard for the pharmaceuticals industry. This enables all pharmacies, wholesalers and manufacturers to check where products are in the supply chain, availability, what stocks the neighbouring pharmacy has and the future prognoses.
Ernst Kristiansen appointed interim director of SINTEF Building and Infrastructure
New management at SINTEF Building Research
There is to be a change of management at SINTEF Building Research
Conference on bioenergy in October
- Invitation to international conference on waste and biomass combustion
Cars with environmentally friendly air-conditioning
A dark blue Audi with green technology under its bonnet aroused a great deal of attention in Trondheim in May 2006. At the head of the queue of eager sightseers was Børge Brende, the UN’s former “minister of the environment”.
Successful field trials off Svalbard
Petroleum activities and marine transport in the Arctic demand a high level of know-how and efficient contingency planning. Around twenty international scientists spent the month of May in finding out how an oil spill behaves, and how it can be dealt with under Arctic conditions.
The robot that climbs in the pipe
A robot that can move forward and inspect complicated pipe systems is currently under development. The robot can twist its way vertically up pipe walls.
Less sulphur in Indian petrol
Norwegian scientists will remove sulphur compounds from Indian petrol utilising custom made, porous materials in the refineries.
Oil spill laboratory opens in Murmansk
Based on an initiative from SINTEF Marine Environmental Technology, StatoilHydro has entered into and financed the construction of an oil spill laboratory in Murmansk.
The “thinking” safety helmet
If something hits you on the head while you are wearing this safety helmet, its soft flexible inner layer will instantly turn into a rock-hard shock-absorbent material.
Oseberg ship tested in Trondheim
A model of the Oseberg ship – the oldest and most beautiful Viking ship in the world – has just been tested in Ship Model Tank at Marintek, SINTEF.
Head of SINTEF elected to EU’s advisory body for research
Unni Steinsmo, President of the SINTEF Group, has been elected to membership of the European Research Area Board (ERAB).
Smart helicopter survival suit
The most elaborate travel-wear in Norway keeps the body cool in hot helicopter cabins, but will turn into a heat-retaining suit if the helicopter should fall into the sea.
TNO and SINTEF strengthen their collaboration
The leading research organizations TNO (the Netherlands) and SINTEF (Norway) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and market their joint services on a number of fields of technology.
Identical buildings- not regarding the climate
The building industry has not taken on board the idea of adapting to local climatic conditions, and is mainly supplying identically designed houses all over the country.
SINTEF goes underground in Las Vegas and Florida
SINTEF scientists are currently helping two major US cities to manage “buried treasure” worth billions of dollars. It may sound like “The Sopranos”, but in this case, they are the “good guys”, who are making water supplies cheaper for everyone.
SINTEF invests in poLight AS
(Oslo/Trondheim, 9 January, 2008) SINTEF Venture III AS – a SINTEF investment company—and Ignis ASA has entered into an agreement in which SINTEF Venture III acquires 8 million of Ignis ASA’s 25 million shares in poLight AS (formerly Ignis Display AS) for NOK 4.0 million. Following the purchase, SIN...