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Energy efficiency in the industry

Energy efficiency in the industry

SINTEF creates future-oriented and innovative solutions for energy efficiency in industry, transport and buildings.

Energy efficiency is a vital tool for reducing energy consumption and thus the need for new power sources. This is also an important area for reducing greenhouse gas emissions when fossil fuels are the energy source. SINTEF conducts research on energy efficiency in industry, transportation and in the construction industry. An important research area is efficiency in Norway's power-intensive industries, and the utilization of waste heat.

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Petter Egil Røkke

Petter Egil Røkke

Research Director

FME HighEFF - Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future

HighEFF focuses on technologies and processes with potential for large reduction in specific energy use.

HIghEFF is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research partly financed by the Research Council of Norway





Developing the world’s ‘hottest’ heat pump ever

Researchers working with industrial partners have developed the world’s first heat pump producing temperatures of up to 180 degrees celcius. Such record high temperatures will enable one fifth of European industry to reduce its energy consumption by up to 70 percent, and become entirely climate neutral.

Turning industrial waste heat into avocados

The industrial sector produces large amounts of heat that goes to waste – heat that could be used to dry tons of kelp to store CO2, or grow subtropical crops at higher latitudes.