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Latest news from SINTEF: Archive 2022

Could cusk fish be the new cod?

Could cusk fish be the new cod?

Today we think of cusk as a bycatch species of little or no value. But our test panel came to quite a different conclusion.

How does light impact our school pupils?

How does light impact our school pupils?

Did you know that light is a factor that affects both learning and the psychological development in school children? The right kind of light can boost performance in reading, writing and maths, and suppress restlessness and aggression.

ZeroKyst presents emissions report at Nor-Fishing

ZeroKyst presents emissions report at Nor-Fishing

The fishing and aquaculture industry in Norway has larger CO2 emissions than civil aviation, according to a new report (link in Norwegian) presented by ZeroKyst at Nor-Fishing 2022.

Climate-friendly metal production – why is it difficult?

Climate-friendly metal production – why is it difficult?

Most people know that metals are made from ore, but how do we make gold from gravel? That’s the process we must understand to be able to make the metal industry climate friendly. Here are some alternatives for CO2-free metal production.

Hydrogen production and carbon capture – in a single step

Hydrogen production and carbon capture – in a single step

A team of Norwegian researchers has succeeded in producing hydrogen using a far more efficient method than is currently in use. The technology was ready as early as in 2017. The team has also demonstrated that the process can be scaled up for...

Capturing carbon with sugar kelp

Capturing carbon with sugar kelp

SINTEF, DNV, Equinor and Aker BP have signed an agreement to make the world’s first pilot project for active, nature-based carbon capture at sea a reality. The goal is to develop technology and methods that can capture millions of tons of CO2 with...

An ‘unknown’ ecosystem that is good news for the climate

An ‘unknown’ ecosystem that is good news for the climate

At the boundary between the land and sea, there exists an ecosystem that has been overlooked by Norwegians for so long that it was only recently given an official name. But studies are revealing that it has some very desirable properties.

Developing a new cure for lung cancer

Developing a new cure for lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. Treatments are available, but they are demanding on patients and less than 30 percent survive. But mRNA technology is offering new hope for higher survival rates because treatments target the...

Capturing CO2 from flue gases using a super membrane

Capturing CO2 from flue gases using a super membrane

As part of a six-year research project, researchers have succeeded in developing a membrane that captures CO2 in an entirely innovative way. Their work has resulted in an article published in the prestigious research periodical Science Magazine.

NCCS Webinars – Autumn 2022

NCCS Webinars – Autumn 2022

Over the past two years, webinars have become a cornerstone of NCCS’ dissemination and communication strategy. Even though we are now returning to in-person meetings following the COVID-19 pandemic, digital events like webinars remain relevant, as...

Could this dry battery system be Elon Musk’s next big thing?

Could this dry battery system be Elon Musk’s next big thing?

The idea behind batteries is to make the planet greener, but they all start their lives as energy-demanding environmental liabilities. Research scientists at SINTEF have succeeded in making batteries cheaper and simpler using a process that requires...

CCS: From Conference to Classroom

CCS: From Conference to Classroom

On Friday 20 May, SINTEF Research Scientist Ingrid Snustad gave a presentation on carbon capture and storage (CCS) to a room of approx. 600 Norwegian school children in Oslo, Norway.

We can electrify the continental shelf without electricity cables

We can electrify the continental shelf without electricity cables

Electrification of the Norwegian continental shelf is a long-standing political issue. Now research scientists believe this can be done using fuel cells installed on the platforms. This will reduce CO2 emissions and remove the need to lay new subsea...

Corrosion forecast technology can cut costs and reduce waste

Corrosion forecast technology can cut costs and reduce waste

High energy prices highlight the importance of the thousands of kilometres of insulated pipe networks and equipment in industrial plants. However, corrosion under the pipes’ insulation is hard to detect and can have severe consequences. New...

Recovering eco-friendly phosphorous from wastewater

Recovering eco-friendly phosphorous from wastewater

A shortage of phosphorous is driving the price of artificial fertilisers through the roof. But a new and eco-friendly wastewater decontamination process has enabled a company in Hamar in Norway to kill two birds with one stone.

Do men and women respond differently to heat stress?

Do men and women respond differently to heat stress?

According to science, women feel the cold more than men. But how do women respond to heat stress compared with men? The answer to this question may help us to make better protective clothing for firefighters of both sexes.

Ground-breaking Modelling for Floating Pipe Technology

Ground-breaking Modelling for Floating Pipe Technology

SINTEF Energy Research and ECONNECT Energy have developed a novel computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modelling tool to predict LNG, ammonia and liquid carbon dioxide flow rates in floating, flexible cryogenic pipes. The tool will be used to better...

Demand for rare minerals and metals creates eco-dilemma

Demand for rare minerals and metals creates eco-dilemma

The world is crying out for rare minerals for the manufacture of electric cars, wind turbines and other technologies that we simply need more of. But how can we guarantee access to these resources without threatening the natural world and mankind as...