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Climate and environment

SINTEF develops technological and industrial solutions to address global environmental and climate challenges.

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

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

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.

CCS

CCS

Carbon Capture, Transport & Storage (CCS) is a series of technologies and processes designed to help mitigate climate change.

Circular Economy Research

Circular Economy Research

A circular economy aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.

Climate adaptation of buildings and infrastructure

Climate adaptation of buildings and infrastructure

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...

Climate-positive solutions

Climate-positive solutions

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.

Emission-free construction sites

Emission-free construction sites

SINTEF collaborates with the construction industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to construction activities and develop zero-emission solutions and new technologies.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

As a fuel, hydrogen is powerful enough to launch NASA’s space shuttles.

Mobility

Mobility

In 2030, green mobility will be one of the most important business areas in the world.

SmartCities

SmartCities

Our aims are to assist in developing cities that are good to live in, and to promote massive services innovation

Water

Water

The world needs better water infrastructure and new solutions for safe and sustainable management, treatment, and water distribution.

Nils Anders Røkke

Nils Anders Røkke

Executive Vice President Sustainability - SINTEF