Alpakka - Circular Aluminium Packaging in Norway
Aluminium is extensively used in food packaging because it provides a unique durability. Longer durability leads to less food wastage. The challenge is to make sure that the aluminium packaging is reclaimed and goes back into the circuit. The main objective of the Alpakka project is to establish a Norwegian flagship demonstrator for Circular Economy in practice, which will increase the aluminium packaging circularity in Norway byvalue-chain cooperation between collectors, food producers/packaging designers and aluminiumrecyclers as well as through engaging the consumers.
Use of batteries in distribution grids
Test of batteries in the distribution grid as an alternative to grid upgrades to compensate for voltage variations and improve voltage quality.
Examine potential benefits of new sensors and remotely controlled switches in secondary substations.
New protection concept
Test of a concept for fault localization in meshed distribution grids using existing protection equipment.
LowEmission Research Centre
The LowEmission Research Centre will develop new technologies and concepts for offshore energy systems, energy efficiency and integration with renewable power production technologies for application on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
Utilization of new and existing sensors to make inspections of secondary substations more efficient.
Automatized follow-up of safety instrumented systems
The project will develop specifications that simplify and automate design and operation of safety systems in the petroleum industry. The industry partners will, based on the R&D activities in the project, develop new solutions for collecting, analyzing and sharing failure data of safety systems during design and operation.
3D-PIEZO – Lead-free piezoelectric devices by additive manufacturing (3D printing and multilayer)
The 3D-PIEZO project aims to develop a manufacturing chain for 3D printing and multilayer lamination of piezoelectric elements for ultrasonics and other applications. The project will apply lead-free (Pb-free) high performance piezoelectric ceramic materials. SINTEF is working closely with two small companies: Ceramic Powder Technology AS, a Norwegian producer of advanced ceramic oxide powders, and Cerhum S.A., a Belgian specialist in 3D printing of ceramics