The EERA conference – 10 years of lowering Europes CO2
Nils Røkke is the Chairman of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). This is his opening speech for the EERA 10-year anniversary. Last year, when we started to think about the EERA 10-year anniversary, the first question was whether to have an internal gathering of the EERA research community, or to celebrate it with partners and friends who have shared – and will share – this journey with us. The answer was quite immediate, and I am very pleased that today I can welcome representatives of both EERA and of the European energy research and innovation community at large.
SINTEF Energy/NTNU article included in prestigious collection
Ph.D candidate Ailo Aasen has together with myself (his supervisor) and Edgar M. Blokhuis, a research partner at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, published a new article in the well reputed Journal of Chemical Physics.
Industrial opportunities and employment prospects in large-scale CO2 management in Norway
SINTEF, in collaboration with NTNU, has completed a study entitled “Industrielle muligheter og arbeidsplasser ved storskala CO2-håndtering i Norge” (Industrial opportunities and employment prospects in large-scale CO2 management in Norway). The study was carried out on behalf of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), the Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), the United Federation of Trade Unions, the Federation of Norwegian Industries, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and the Industri Energi trade union.
Bikes, gravel and CO2 flow out of equilibrium
In NCCS (NCCS Task 7) we work to improve and expand our knowledge on the design and operation of safe and efficient CO2-transport systems. Part of this is to understand CO2 flows that are out of equilibrium.
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFO) –While Waiting for True Artificial Intelligence
Unlike the fully grown human nervous system, a rapidly developing technological counterpart is still in its early infancy – Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing (DFO).
Why quantitative monitoring is important for cost-efficient CO2 storage
Implementation of large-scale CCS is currently mainly limited by cost aspects. The storage and monitoring are parts of the value chain where significant cost reduction is desired. However, the geological reservoir and seal are difficult to characterize and uncertainties may be large. In addition, monitoring, verification and accounting (MVA) of CO2 storage are legal requirements meant to ensure containment and conformance during the injection and after the site is closed.
Natural sciences prize to SINTEF scientist for original bubble and droplet research
Øivind Wilhelmsen, aged 32, who is a research scientist at SINTEF and an Adjunct Professor at NTNU is awarded the Research Council of Norway's 2018 Prize for Young Research Scientists.
Destination Brussels – with climate facts in his luggage
SINTEF’s climate change ambassador Nils Røkke is on his way to Brussels looking forward to a new job and new assignments. He has been appointed as Chair of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). This in a world in which the threats posed by climate change are increasingly being portrayed as “fake news”.
Fuel of the future
Heavy-duty trucks will soon be driving around in Trondheim, Norway, fuelled by hydrogen created with solar power, and emitting only pure water vapour as “exhaust”. Not only will hydrogen technology revolutionize road transport, it will also enable ships and trains to run emission-free.