SINTEF offers world-leading expertise in the field of materials technology. Our research covers the entire value chain, from ores and raw materials, state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly production processes, to casting and moulding, assembly, and other advanced production processes. State-of-the-art characterisation methods are used to determine the structure of materials and the properties of products.The properties of materials and the performance of products can be analyzed with state-of-the-art laboratories and modelling facilities.
Biomass and biomaterials
SINTEF has many activities related to processing and utilization of marine- and land-based biomass. Research on land-based biomass mainly focus on the use of residues from agriculture and forestry as raw materials for production of bio-based chemicals, materials and energy. Research on marine biomass also include isolation of valuable products, including biopolymers, that are used to design functional biomaterials for industrial and biomedical applications.
Minerals and raw materials
In the field of raw materials and minerals, SINTEF has expertise within characterization, processes, metallurgy/chemical properties and in defining quality. We have modern equipment and laboratories to support our research. An important area for us is recycling and urban mining of critical raw materials.