New tool shows best location for blue-green infrastructure
The amount of rain is increasing, and in urban areas the big question is what to do with all the water. A new GIS-based tool indicates where blue-green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, is best located.
Researchers want to store Swedish CO2 on the Norwegian shelf
A Swedish-Norwegian research project will be looking into the possibilities and costs of transporting CO2 captured in Sweden for storage on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first project ever to look into this possibility.
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.
The world meets in Trondheim to share CCS know-how
The themes of the tenth edition of the Trondheim CCS Conference are technology that is absolutely necessary to combat climate change: CO2 capture, transport and storage.
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.
Basic safety measures will save lives in tunnels
What has to happen to facilitate more effective rescues from tunnel fires? Researchers have been investigating how 80 research subjects wearing VR glasses reacted in a virtual tunnel fire. Their conclusion is that basic measures can save lives.
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.
Short-term hydro operation planning could bring in billions
What is the best timing for the various hydroelectric plants to produce power? NTNU and SINTEF have developed an efficient and profitable simulation tool to make the most of hydropower generation.
Global Aquatech Summit
The young and growing aquaculture industry is in rapid development. World Resource Institute has estimated that the production must be doubled from the 65-70 million metric tons today, to 160 million metric tons by 2050. This to keep up with the demand for fish from an increasing population, up to 10 billion people at that time.