Carbon capture is cheaper than ever
According to a new report, many years of research effort have resulted in significant reductions in the cost of full-scale carbon capture and storage.
Could the chloride process replace the Hall-Héroult process in aluminium production?
At present, the Hall-Héroult process is universally used in the production of aluminium. It is an electrolytic process in which aluminium oxide is dissolved in molten cryolite (Na3AlF6) and then reduced electrolytically to aluminium at a temperature of around 960°C. The process uses carbon anodes that are consumed during the electrolysis, forming CO2. Aluminium oxide (alumina) is produced from bauxite, an alumina-rich clay mineral, by means of the Bayer process.
New Gemini centre gives greater clout to developing hydrochemical process technology
SINTEF Industri, NTNU and UiO, three partners in the new Gemini Centre HyProS “Hydrochemical process technology in the circular economy”, kicked off the new venture from Herøya Industrial Park last week.
SINTEF partner announces plans to build a battery cell giga-factory in Norway
Freyr AS, a Norwegian incorporated company today announced its intention to build a 32 GWh battery cell facility in Mo I Rana, Norway.
New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution
A world moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will rely more and more on energy storage and in particular on batteries. Better batteries can reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector, stabilise the power grid, and much more. The Battery 2030+ large-scale research initiative will gather leading scientists in Europe, as well as the industry, to achieve a leap forward in battery science and technology. The first Battery 2030+ project kicks off in March 2019 and will lay the basis for this large-scale research initiative on future battery technologies.
This solar panel is the first in the world to store both electricity and heat
Moreover, researchers have succeeded in increasing its output dramatically by providing the panel with its own cooling system.
A university place was her ticket to escape inequality
Annah (26) from South Africa, currently working at SINTEF, is a living piece of the jigsaw that lies behind a new peace prize award.
Electrophoresis to improve well construction?
Well construction in oil & gas and geothermal industries becomes increasingly complex and costly as the target depths increase. New ways to reduce costs and improve safety are therefore actively researched. Electrophoresis , a physicochemical effect known from the early 1800s, may help in reducing costs in drilling and well construction. In particular, it may facilitate cleaning of the equipment. It also may reduce energy consumption when drilling fluid and cement are pumped into the well.
“Urban mining” technology nominated for research prize
New technology will be used to recycle rare and valuable metals from waste materials such as electronic scrap and foundry slag. The process is profitable and may help to reduce environmentally harmful mining operations. The method is now in the final for the EU-research prize "Best early stage innovation 2018."