The institute has many projects in cooperation with international participants through EU grants.
SINTEF Industry as coordinator in the EU Horizon 2020 programme
4REFINERY - Scenarios for integration of bio-liquids in existing REFINERY processes
4REFINERY will develop and demonstrate the production of next generation biofuels from more efficient primary liquefaction routes integrated with upgraded downstream (hydro)refining processes to achieve overall carbon yields of >45%. The consortium will aim for successful deployment into existing refineries, including delivering a comprehensive toolbox for interfacing with existing refinery models.
Ambition – Advanced biofuel production with energy system integration
The ECRIA project AMBITION aims to develop a long-term joint European Community Research and Innovation Agenda on the integration of biofuels production and surplus grid electricity valorisation. AMBITION brings together eight partners from eight different countries into a European wide lasting research partnership, which is closely linked to EERA Bioenergy.
C123 - Methane oxidative conversion and hydroformylation to propylene
Propylene production is classified as the 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases among the major chemical compounds. As the polypropylene market is huge and still growing, it is essential to find alternatives to current, energy-intensive production processes to meet the European environmental challenges. The C123 project’s main goal is the validation in a relevant environment of an efficient and selective transformation of current generally accessible, unexploited, cheap methane resources like stranded gas and biogas, to propylene in particular and C3 products in general.
CHANNEL - Development of the most Cost-efficient Hydrogen production unit based on ANioN exchange membrane ELectrolysis
the objective of the CHANNEL EU project is to develop a low cost and efficient electrolyser stack and balance of plant (BoP) that will become a game-changer for the electrolyser industry.
COGNITWIN - Cognitive plants through proactive self-learning hybrid digital twins
COGNITWIN will set a new standard for the design, development and operation of the European process industry by introducing a platform for virtual component-based architecture that integrates IoT, Big data, AI, smart sensors, machine learning and communication technologies, all connected to a novel paradigm of self-learning hybrid models with proactive cognitive capabilities.
DACOMAT - Damage Controlled Composite Materials
The objective of DACOMAT is to develop more damage tolerant and damage predictable low cost composite materials in particular aimed for used in large load carrying constructions like bridges, buildings, wind-turbine blades and offshore structures. The developed materials and condition monitoring solutions will provide high tolerance for manufacturing imperfections and high capacity to sustain damages. This will enable large composite structures to be manufactured and maintained at low cost.
DIY4U – Design & production of personalised powdered & liquid FMCG
DIY4U focuses on digitalizing and transforming European industries and services involved in the formulation, production and supply of particulate and liquid based Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), enhancing the innovation capacity and competitiveness through decentralized customer-centric production approaches, by promoting the adoption of Open Innovation (OI) digital platform for collaborative production engineering and Fablabs (digitally enabled small-scale manufacturing machines/factories).
ECO-SOLAR - Eco-Solar Factory - 40%plus eco-efficiency gains in the photovoltaic value chain with minimised resource and energy consumption by closed loop systems
EcoSolar envisions an integrated value chain to manufacture and implement solar panels in the most ecologic way by maximising resource efficiency, taking into account reuse of materials during production and repurposing solar panel components at end of life stage. EcoSolar will demonstrate that during the lifetime of a solar electricity producing field, individual panels can be monitored, allowing to identify defaulting panels at an early stage, replacing or repairing them and thus to increase the overall energy yield.
ENSUREAL - Integrated cross-sectorial approach for environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient alumina production
The goal of the Ensureal EU project, is to ensure zero waste production of alumina in Europe. This will be done by developing a zero-waste process for alumina production that can handle a wider range of bauxite than the existing process. The process will minimise the environmental impact of bauxite mining and alumina production.
GAMER - Game changer in high temperature steam electrolysers with novel tubular cells and stacks geometry for pressurized hydrogen production
The GAMER project will develop a novel cost-effective tubular Proton Ceramic Electrolyser (PCE) stack that will produce pure dry pressurized hydrogen. The main objective of GAMER is to design, build and operate a low cost 10 kW electrolyser system delivering at least 30 bar output of dry H2.
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
PREMA – Energy efficient, primary production of manganese ferroalloys
PreMa - Energy efficient, primary production of manganese ferroalloys through the application of novel energy systems in the drying and pre-heating of furnace feed materials, is a H2020 project aimed at demonstrating an innovative suite of technologies, involving utilization of industrial off-gases and solar thermal energy to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions from manganese production as a means to obtain sustainable production of Mn-alloys and steel.
Printcr3dit - Process Intensification through Adaptable Catalytic Reactors made by 3D Printing
The main objective of the PRINTCR3DIT project is to implement a methodology to integrate 3D printing in the advanced design, modelling and manufacture of structured catalysts and catalytic reactors with significant cost reductions, access to new design strategies and faster lead times.
ProDIA – PROduction, control and Demonstration of structured hybrid nanoporous materials for Industrial adsorption Applications
The aim of the ProDIA project is to develop a large volume production processes for hybrid nanoporous materials as finished products. Products that can be used in health care, industrial cooling systems, air purification and gas storage.
REFHYNE - Clean Refinery Hydrogen for Europe
The REFHYNE project will install and operate the world’s largest hydrogen electrolyser at the Shell Rhineland Refinery in Wesseling, Germany. The REFHYNE project will investigate feasibility for introduction in other industry plants, as well as potentially being a step towards the future of refining and determine the possible technical, economic & environmental benefits of the technology. The aim is to supply Clean Refinery Hydrogen for Europe.
REE4EU – Integrated High Temperature Electrolysis and Ion Liquid Extraction for a strong and independent European Rare Earth Elements Supply Chain
The main goal of REE4EU is to realize a breakthrough in securing the availability of rare earth elements in Europe, providing for the first time a cost effective and efficient method of extraction and direct Rare Earth Alloys production route from abundantly available in-process and end-of-life rare earth-containing waste streams.
SecREEts - Secure European Critical Rare Earth Elements
The main goal of the SecREEts project is to establish a stable and secure supply of critical rare earth elements based on a sustainable extraction from European apatite sources used in fertiliser production.
SUPER PV - CoSt redUction and enhanced PERformance of PV systems
SUPER PV is pursuing an ambitious bus realistic goal for innovative PV system cost reduction and consequently significant LCOE reduction (26%-37%) by adopting hybrid approach combining technological innovations and Data Management methods along the PV value chain.
Upwards - Understanding of the Physics of Wind Turbine and Rotor Dynamics through an Integrated Simulation Framework
The goal of UPWARDS project is to develop a simulation framework, which will incorporate a more complete description of the wind field, turbine, the support structure, and their interaction in order to better understand the physics of the entire system. The complex wind field will be calculated adding interactions from nearby turbines, waves, terrain, etc.
Virtual-FCS - VIRTUAL & physical platform for Fuel Cell System development
The main aim of the VIRTUAL-FCS project is to make the design process of hybrid fuel cell and battery systems easier, cheaper and quicker.
WASTE2ROAD - Biofuels from WASTE TO ROAD transport
The objective of WASTE2ROAD is to develop a new generation of cost-effective biofuels from a range of low-cost biogenic residues and waste fractions (contaminated wood, black liquor from pulp and paper industry, and municipal solid organic waste incl. food residues). Through optimisation of European waste recycling logistics and development of efficient low-risk conversion pathways, high overall carbon yields > 45% can be obtained while reducing greenhouse gases emissions > 80 %.
SINTEF as a partner
|AutoRe - AUTomotive deRivative Energy system||Thijs Peters|
|B-Smart - Brain-Specific, Modular and Active RNA Therapeutics||Sven Even Borgos|
|BRISK II - Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II||Bernd Wittgens|
|CABRISS - Implementation of a CirculAr economy Based on Recycled, reused and recovered Indium, Silicon and Silver materials for photovoltaic and other applications||Alexander G. Ulyashin|
|CARMOF - new process for efficient CO2 capture by innovative adsorbents based on modified carbon nanotubes and mof materials||Richard Blom|
|CHEERS - Chinese-European Emission-Reducing Solutions||Yngve Larring|
|CROCODILE - first of a kind commercial Compact system for the efficient Recovery Of CObalt Designed with novel Integrated LEading technologies||Karen Sende Osen|
|DAFIA - Biomacromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications||Inga Marie Aasen|
|DESCRAMBLE - logging tool||Roar Nybø|
|ECCSEL - European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure||Magnus Skinlo Thomassen|
|eForFuels - Fuels from CO2 and Electricity||Edel Sheridan|
|EMMC-CSA - European Materials Modelling Council||Torbjørn Pettersen|
|Erifore - Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy||Roman Tschentscher|
|EUNCL - European Nanomedicine Characterization Laboratory||Ruth Schmid-Baumberger|
|GENESIS -||Christian Rone Simon|
|HYDRAITE - Hydrogen Delivery Risk Assessment and Impurity Tolerance Evaluation||Anders Ødegård|
|HyLAW - Identification of legal rules and administrative processes applicable to Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technologies' deployment, identification of legal barriers and advocacy towards their removal.||Steffen Møller-Holst|
|INFINITE-CELL -||Alexander G. Ulyashin|
|MarketPlace -||Shahriar Amini|
|METAFLUIDICS - Advanced toolbox for rapid and cost-effective functional metagenomic screening - microbiology meets microfluidics||Alexander Wentzel|
|NEW_InnoNet: The Near-zero European Waste Innovation Network||Casper Van der Eijk|
|Oxigen -||Marie-Laure Fontaine|
|Plastisircle - Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach||Åge Gellein Larsen|
|Platirus - PLATInum group metals Recovery Using Secondary raw materials||Ana Maria Martinez|
|Pulp and Fuel - Pulp and Paper Industry Wastes to Fuel||Bjørn Christian Enger|
|PVadapt -||Martin Bellmann|
|REFINTE -||Ruth Schmid-Baumberger|
|REMOTE -||Anders Ødegård|
||Casper Van der Eijk|
|RICAS2020 - Design Study for the European Underground Research Infra-structure related to Advanced Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage||Einar Louis Hinrichsen|
|Platirus - PLATInum group metals Recovery Using Secondary raw materials||Ana Maria Martinez|
|SCALE - Production of Scandium compounds and Scandium Aluminum alloys from European metallurgical by- products||Ana Maria Martinez|
|SECURE -||Pierre Rolf Cerasi|
|SET-Nav -||Adrian Tobias Werner|
SINTEF Industry's (Materials and Chemistry) EU projects in the 7th framework programme
|ACESS - Arctic Climate Change , Economy and Society||Tove Strøm|
|AccMet - Accelerated Metallurgy – the accelerated discovery of allay formulations using combinatorial principles||Duncan Akporiaye|
AFORE - Forest biorefineries: Added-value from chemicals and polymers by new integrated separation, fractionation and upgrading technologies
|Michael Wilhelm Stöcker|
|BRISK – The European Research Infrastructure for Thermochemical Biomass Conversion||Rune Lødeng|
|BUONAPART-E - Better Upscaling and Optimization of Nanoparticle and Nanostructure Production by Means of Electrical Discharges||Christelle Denonville|
|ByeFouling - Low-toxic cost-efficient environment-friendly antifouling materials||Christian Rone Simon|
|CACHET-II - Carbon Dioxide Capture and Hydrogen Production with Membranes||Thijs Peters|
|CAESAR - Carbon-free Electricity by SEWGS: Advanced Materials, Reactor- and process design||Partow Pakdel Henriksen|
|CARENA - Catalytic Membrane Reactors based on New mAterials for C1 – C4 valorization||Duncan Akporiaye|
|CESAR - CO2 Enhanced Separation and Recovery||Thor Mejdell|
|ChemWater - Coordinating European Strategies on Sustainable Material, Processes and Emerging Technologies Development in Chemical Process and Water Industry across Technology Platforms||Michael Wilhelm Stöcker|
|CRM_INNONET - Critical Raw Materials Innovation Network Towards an integrated community driving innovation in the field of critical raw material substitution for the benefit of EU industry||Casper Van der Eijk|
|CyclicCO2R - Production of Cyclic Carbonates from CO2 using Renewable Feedstocks||Richard H Heyn|
|DECARBit "Decarbonise it"||Rune Bredesen|
|DemoClock - Demonstration of a cost effective medium size chemical looping combustion through packed beds using solid hydrocarbons as fuel for power production with CO2 capture||Shahriar Amini|
|ECCSEL – European Carbin Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure – Rune Bredesen / Duncan Akporiaye||Rune Bredesen|
|Effipro - Efficient and robust fuel cell with novel ceramic proton conducting electrolyte||Marie-Laure Fontaine|
|ELECTRA -||Marie-Laure Fontaine
|ENVISION - ENVIronmental Services Infrastructure with ONtologies||Nils Rune Bodsberg|
|EUROBIOREF - European multilevel integrated biorefinery design for sustainable biorefinery processing - Collaborative project FP7||Morten Frøseth|
|ExPerl - Efficient exploitation of EU perlite resources for the development of a new generation of innovative and high added value micro-perlite based materials for the Chemical, Construction and Manufacturing industry.||Spyridon Diplas|
|Fastcard - FAST industrialisation by CAtalysts Research and Development||Duncan Akporiaye|
GRAIL - Glycerol Biorefinery Approach for the Production of High Quality Products of Industrial Value
|H2FC - Integrating European Infrastructure to support science and development of Hydrogen- and Fuel Cell Technologies towards European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy||Paul Inge Dahl|
|HETMOC – Highly Efficient Tubular Membranes for Oxy-Combustion||Marie-Laure Fontaine|
|HiperCap - High Performance Capture||Hanne Marie Kvamsdal|
|HiperSol - Modelling of interface for high performance solar cell materials||Jesper Friis|
|HyLIFT – DEMO – European dem onstration of hudrogen powered fuel cell forklifts - FCH||Steffen Møller-Holst|
|ICAP - Innovative CO2 Capture||Partow Pakdel Henriksen|
|MATESA - Advanced Materials and Electric Swing Adsorption Process for CO2 Capture||Carlos Adolfo Grande|
|MUST - Multiprotect||Christian Rone Simon
|Nanobarrier - Extended shelf-life biopolymers for sustainable and multifunctional food packaging solutions||Åge Gellein Larsen|
|NANOMED2020 - Enabling the European Nanomedicine Area until 2020||Ruth Schmid-Baumberger|
|NanoReg - A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials||Andrew Booth|
|NanoMOF - Nanoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks for production||Richard Blom|
|NanoPV - Nanomaterials and nanotechnology for advanced photovoltaics||Alexander G. Ulyashin|
|NanoSim - A Multi-scale Simulation-Based Design Platform for Cost-Effective CO2 Capture Processes using Nano-Structured Materials (NanoSim)||Shahriar Amini|
|NAREB - Nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant emerging bacterial pathogens||Ruth Schmid-Baumberger|
|NEXT-GTL - Innovative Catalytic Technologies & Materials for Next Gas to Liquid Prosesses||Michael Wilhelm Stöcker|
|NEXPEL - Next generation PEM electrolyser for sustainable production||Magnus Skinlo Thomassen|
|NOVEL - Novel materials and system designs for low cost, efficient and durable PEM electrolysers||Magnus Skinlo Thomassen|
|OCMOL - Oxidative Coupling of Methane followed by Oligomerization to Liquids||Duncan Akporiaye|
|OCTAVIUS - Optimisation of CO2 Capture Technology Allowing Verification and Implementation at Utility Scale||Hanne Marie Kvamsdal|
|PI - The Piezo institute- European expertise centre for multifunctional and Integrated Piezoelectric Devices||Johan Henrik Ræder|
|Piezo Volume - High volume piezoelectric thin film production process for microsystems||Frode Tyholdt|
|Prepar-H2 – Preparing socio and economic evaluations of future H2 lighthouse projects||Steffen Møller-Holst|
|Promicrobe - Microbes as positive actors for more sustainable aquaculture||Inga Marie Aasen|
|Promyse - Products from methanol by synthetic cell factories||Trygve Brautaset|
|R2M-Si - Roll to Module processed Crystalline Silicon Thin-Films for higher than 20% efficient modules||Tanja Pettersen|
|RAMSES – Robust Advanced Materials for Metal Support SOFC||Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange|
|Reecover - Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from magnetic waste in the WEEE recycling industry and tailings from the iron ore industry||Ana Maria Martinez|
|Skin Treat - Develpoment of customized skin treatment and services||Ruth B. Schmid|
|SOPHIA – Photo Voltaic European Research Infrastructure||Tanja Pettersen|
|STAMPEM - STAble and low cost Manufactured bipolar plates for PEM Fuel Cells (STAMPEM) is a FCH JU funded project (contract no 303449) aiming at developing coatings for metallic bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells.||Anders Ødegård|
|STAYERS – Stationary PEM fuel cells with lifetimes beyond five years||Anders Ødegård|
|SustainComp - Development of Sustainable Composite Materials||Bjørn S. Tanem|
|ThinSi - Thin Si film based hybrid solar cells on low-cost substrates||Alexander G. Ulyashin|
Other programs outside FP7
ECLAIR - Emission Free Chemical Looping Coal Combustion Process
Research Fund for Coal and Steel
NEXPEL - Next-Generation PEM Electrolyser for Sustainable Hydrogen Production
JU Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
KEEPEMALIVE - Knowledge to Enhance the Endurance of PEM fuel cells by Accelerated LIfetime Verification Experiments
JU Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
Te-Rene-Res - Development of nanostructured microreactor-based reaction technologies for the continuous in situ production of food and drug intermediates from renewable resources. Case studies of synthesis of gluconic acid and enantiopure components of natural flavors
NANOREP II - Multifunctional surface coatings and highly scratch resistant plastic parts
ERA-NET MNT (FP6)
reforCELL - Advanced Multi-Fuel Reformer for Fuel Cell CHP Systems
- SINTEF Materials and Chemistry's EU projects in the 6th framework programme