Every day, biodiversity – our strongest natural defense against climate change, is threatened by different human activities. At the same time, we need to drive innovation further to develop new solutions to mitigate for climate change.
Climate and environment
SINTEF is Norway's largest research institute for energy and climate technology. New knowledge and technology are crucial for the transition to a sustainable society. We have leading expertise and laboratories for environmentally friendly buildings, renewable energy, energy efficiency, oil pollution control, clean water, adaptation to climate change and the capture, transport and storage of CO2.
Research areas within climate and environment
Carbon Capture, Transport & Storage (CCS) is a series of technologies and processes designed to help mitigate climate change.
A circular economy aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.
The Norwegian climate has always set the premises for the design of buildings. In addition, global warming is now increasing the vulnerability of the built environment, and building structures and infrastructure in parts of the country must withstand...
If we are to succeed with limiting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5°C, we need to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
SINTEF collaborates with the construction industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to construction activities and develop zero-emission solutions and new technologies.
The greenest energy is the type you never use.
We participate in developing future transport systems.
As a fuel, hydrogen is powerful enough to launch NASA’s space shuttles.
In 2030, green mobility will be one of the most important business areas in the world.
SINTEF creates the future’s energy solutions
Our aims are to assist in developing cities that are good to live in, and to promote massive services innovation
The world needs better water infrastructure and new solutions for safe and sustainable management, treatment, and water distribution.