Have you heard about PiezoMEMS technology?
It may sound futuristic, but most of us are already using this technology without really being aware of it. In fact, it's all about small mechanical systems containing components well under half a millimetre in size. Norwegian researchers are advancing this technology that can be applied to almost everything you can think of.
Minerals and Materials for a Sustainable Future
For the first time this week, the Nature Research Group, publishers of Nature, will host an international conference in Trondheim in cooperation with NTNU, SINTEF and the Geological Survey of Norway. The theme for the conference, which runs from 11-13 September, is the sustainable use of minerals and materials.
“Peephole” models that can slim down cars
New computer models are solving atomic-scale problems that occur when we fuse two different materials together. This may lead to lighter cars in the future.
New Nanoconcrete with unique properties
Buildings, bridges, energy facilities and offshore installations can now have their operating lifetimes doubled while also withstanding severe variations in temperature, weather and climatic conditions.
In the future, our houses will have built-in solar cells
A new EU project will provide greener cities through cheaper and simpler solar cell systems.
Robot vision makes solar cell manufacture more efficient
In order to maintain the leading position of Norwegian solar cell manufacture on the global stage, we need sensors that can see what humans can’t.
eForFuel: Fuels from CO2 and Electricity
SINTEF is taking part in eForFuel, an exciting EU-funded research and innovation initiative that seeks to provide a sustainable replacement of fossil fuels by using electricity and microorganisms to convert CO2 into renewable fuels.
Capturing CO2 using heat pumps
Capturing the greenhouse gas CO2 from industrial processes such as cement manufacture is a demanding and therefore expensive exercise. However, by introducing a renewable powered heat pump in the capture system, the energy required to capture CO2 is reduced by three quarters.
New research into the use of composite materials aims to reduce bridge costs and provide more durable wind turbines
Bridges constructed with fibre reinforced polymers (composites) may become a familiar sight in Europe if a new pan-European research project achieves its objectives. The project also aims to provide more durable and reliable wind turbines.