OSASMOD – Modeling of obstructive sleep apnea by fluid-structure interaction in the upper airways
Debatable whether Norway will become Europe’s green battery
Can Norwegian hydropower and natural gas play a role in Europe’s future power market? Results of a recent study show that Europe needs to craft a new and shared vision for energy policy for Norway to be a player.
In the future, our houses will have built-in solar cells
A new EU project will provide greener cities through cheaper and simpler solar cell systems.
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.
5G enabling digitalization of the distribution grid
To make the distribution grid smart it must be based on low-latency and high-reliable bidirectional communications networks
New filter removes run-off chemicals
The filter will first be used to recover aircraft de-icing chemicals. In the future it will also be used in urban areas to remove environmental toxins, pollution and probably microplastics.
Robot vision makes solar cell manufacture more efficient
In order to maintain the leading position of Norwegian solar cell manufacture on the global stage, we need sensors that can see what humans can’t.
CCU or CCS? CCUS may be the answer
CO2 Capture and utilization (CCU) is of often presented as an alternative to CO2 Capture and storage (CCS). In general lines, the concept of CCU is indeed more appealing: instead of burying CO2 underground –, CO2 can be used as a raw material. Valuable products such as plastics and fuels can be derived from CO2, in a circular manner, as a replacement for fossil fuels. Following this line of thinking, CCU appears to be the silver lining in the climate change cloud.
SINTEF launches NOK 500 million seed investment fund for start-ups
SINTEF has successfully established a new NOK 500 million early stage investment fund to develop new technology companies. The European Investment Fund and several private, Norwegian investors are partners in the fund
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.