Hydrate Management - New understanding of hydrate phenomena in oil systems to enable safe operation within the hydrate zone
For the O&G industry, risk-based hydrate management can be a viable strategy for significantly widening the operational window. The traditional approach has been to avoid entering the hydrate region (high pressure and low temperature) altogether by temperature control (insulation and heating), chemicals (methanol and glycols) and pressure control. Although ensuring safe operations these remedies are costly for longer and colder transport conditions and not necessarily environmentally sound. This project will help meet demands of marginal field developments by advancing the new fundamental knowledge of gas hydrate properties and develop methods for risk assessment, minimize environmental impact and cost-effective hydrate management.
COGNITWIN - Cognitive plants through proactive self-learning hybrid digital twins
COGNITWIN will set a new standard for the design, development and operation of the European process industry by introducing a platform for virtual component-based architecture that integrates IoT, Big data, AI, smart sensors, machine learning and communication technologies, all connected to a novel paradigm of self-learning hybrid models with proactive cognitive capabilities.
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).
CO2LOS II - CO2 ship transport -new solutions
Project goal: Develop a toolbox for CO2 transportation, with applicable solutions to reduce the cost of CO2 transportation by utilizing new technology and investigate optimization possibilities in the logistic chain.
C123 - Methane oxidative conversion and hydroformylation to propylene
Propylene production is classified as the 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases among the major chemical compounds. As the polypropylene market is huge and still growing, it is essential to find alternatives to current, energy-intensive production processes to meet the European environmental challenges. The C123 project’s main goal is the validation in a relevant environment of an efficient and selective transformation of current generally accessible, unexploited, cheap methane resources like stranded gas and biogas, to propylene in particular and C3 products in general.
WASTE2ROAD - Biofuels from WASTE TO ROAD transport
The objective of WASTE2ROAD is to develop a new generation of cost-effective biofuels from a range of low-cost biogenic residues and waste fractions (contaminated wood, black liquor from pulp and paper industry, and municipal solid organic waste incl. food residues). Through optimisation of European waste recycling logistics and development of efficient low-risk conversion pathways, high overall carbon yields > 45% can be obtained while reducing greenhouse gases emissions > 80 %.
Enabling non-disruptive production conditions - slug flow with surfactants
The project goal is to enable non-disruptive production conditions in relation to slug flow with realistic fluid chemistry through pragmatic model developments. The project will concentrate our research on gas entrainment and surface chemistry effects, since our hypotheses leads us to believe that these factors are critical to accurately characterize slug flow in real applications with regards to slug length and frequency. The experimental part of the research will be carried out in a series of experiments at the medium scale flow loop at SINTEFs Multiphase flow laboratory at Tiller (Trondheim).
Upwards - Understanding of the Physics of Wind Turbine and Rotor Dynamics through an Integrated Simulation Framework
The goal of UPWARDS project is to develop a simulation framework, which will incorporate a more complete description of the wind field, turbine, the support structure, and their interaction in order to better understand the physics of the entire system. The complex wind field will be calculated adding interactions from nearby turbines, waves, terrain, etc.
PULP&FUEL – Pulp and Paper Industry Wastes to Fuel
The transport sector is dominated by fossil fuels, and alternative fuels represent currently only 5% of fuel consumption in EU. The EU objective for the share of renewable energy in the transport sector is 10% in 2020. To achieve this goal, new advanced biofuels are needed and must be produced from alternative feedstocks. The goal of the PULP&FUEL EU project is to develop a simple and robust fuel synthesis process taking advantage of the synergy between super critical water gasification (wet gasification) and fixed bed gasification (dry gasification).