Launch of Sweden's largest carbon capture and storage plant
On May 26, Sweden’s largest test facility for CO2-capture began operations at Preem's refinery in Lysekil. The entire value chain will now be analyzed – from the capture of carbon dioxide to its storage – in the pilot research project ‘Preem CCS’. The outcome of the project will enable more companies to use the technology and reduce their CO2 emissions.
Gerd Kjølle receives NTVA's honorary award for her smart grid research
Gerd Kjølle, Chief Scientist at SINTEF and Professor at NTNU, has been honoured by the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA). She receives the NTVA honorary award for her ground-breaking contributions to a more reliable electricity distribution grid and security of electricity supply.
Getting the body to make its own cancer drugs
Imagine that we could instruct our bodies to make the drugs they need themselves. The gene technology that makes this possible is called mRNA therapy, which may become a major tool in the treatment of multiple diseases. Norwegian researchers are currently helping to develop a drug of this kind to treat the most aggressive form of breast cancer.
New fast-track software tool for emissions-free transport
New software now being developed as part of an EU-funded project will ease the roll-out of hydrogen-powered haulage vehicles, ships and trains when a “new Europe” starts to take shape once the Covid-19 crisis is behind us.
We must reuse the resources in our wastewater
Resources from wastewater must be better utilized to ensure access to clean water, enough food and good living conditions for all. Researchers in five countries are about to demonstrate circular economic models for how wastewater resources can be utilised in a water-smart society.
Ten tips for productive online meetings
We are meeting as never before – online. Particularly in connection with our jobs this may present challenges, but it can also be very productive. Here is some advice from researchers for smart meetings in the virtual environment.
Researchers honoured for their digital recipe for success
Norwegian research has offered the world new knowledge about how major IT projects should be organised to succeed. The star duo behind these findings has now been honoured for their groundbreaking work with SINTEF’s research prize worth NOK 150,000.
“Seaweeds may become a profitable piece in the green transition jigsaw”
A unanimous group of research scientists are convinced that kelp may share many of the applications of soya and oil, and that they can also be used to capture CO2. Seaweeds can contribute towards climate-friendly solutions in all sorts of contexts. New know-how about seaweed farming is currently accelerating industrialisation of the sector.
Ceramic 3D printing for fast, safe and cheaper production of vaccines
The NESSIE research project makes it possible for the first time to produce highly complex vaccines in large quantities at low cost using ceramic 3D printing. The novel process makes vaccines available to countries that previously could not afford the high cost of essential vaccines such as measles or rubella.