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By increasing energy efficiency, HighEFF will help ensure that Norway has the world’s greenest industries.

HighEFF is the name of an application to the Research Council of Norway for a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME).

Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future

  • 20% to 30% reduction in energy consumption
  • 10% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • increased value creation in Norway
  • Energy efficient processes and components
  • Competitive norwegian industry

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Duration: 2016 - 2024

Budget (million NOK):

  • Industrial Financing 120
  • R & D partners 120
  • Research Council of Norway 240

SINTEF Energy Research will head the programme.

The application phase included 14 Research partners and 37 Industry partners.



The scheme of the Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) seeks to develop expertise and promote innovation through focus on long-term research in selected areas of environment-friendly energy. There are today 11 centres within renewable energy, energy efficiency, social sciences and CO2-management. The research activity is carried out in close cooperation between prominent research communities and users. The centres will operate for eight years (2016 – 2024).

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Published 30 May 2016
Research Director
901 20 221

Project duration

2016 - 2024