The EERA conference – 10 years of lowering Europes CO2
Nils Røkke is the Chairman of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). This is his opening speech for the EERA 10-year anniversary. Last year, when we started to think about the EERA 10-year anniversary, the first question was whether to have an internal gathering of the EERA research community, or to celebrate it with partners and friends who have shared – and will share – this journey with us. The answer was quite immediate, and I am very pleased that today I can welcome representatives of both EERA and of the European energy research and innovation community at large.
5G enabling digitalization of the distribution grid
To make the distribution grid smart it must be based on low-latency and high-reliable bidirectional communications networks
CCU or CCS? CCUS may be the answer
CO2 Capture and utilization (CCU) is of often presented as an alternative to CO2 Capture and storage (CCS). In general lines, the concept of CCU is indeed more appealing: instead of burying CO2 underground –, CO2 can be used as a raw material. Valuable products such as plastics and fuels can be derived from CO2, in a circular manner, as a replacement for fossil fuels. Following this line of thinking, CCU appears to be the silver lining in the climate change cloud.
SINTEF Energy/NTNU article included in prestigious collection
Ph.D candidate Ailo Aasen has together with myself (his supervisor) and Edgar M. Blokhuis, a research partner at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, published a new article in the well reputed Journal of Chemical Physics.
ELEGANCY – progress meeting in Petten
On 2 and 3 May, 55 participants from seven Europen countries met to discuss the progress in the ELEGANCY project at Petten in the Netherlands.
Using home area network to extract information about the grid
Erlend Grande, a CINELDI master student, is working on a thesis titled “Data gathering and -assembling from several smart meter HAN ports” is in progress.
CO2 storage data consortium starts a new project for data sharing
Sharing of reference datasets from pioneering CO2 storage projects is essential to accelerate improved understanding, build capacity, reduce costs and minimize uncertainties associated with CO2 storage in deep geological formations.
Drones protecting the grid – UAS Norway Fagdag
The future of aviation is unmanned. But unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – are not just of interest to the aviation industry. Nearly every industrial and commercial sector has been experimenting with drone technology over the past 5 years, and now drones are steadily being introduced to replace less efficient practices. This is no more true than for the energy sector, where day-to-day operations centre around inspection, monitoring, and maintenance of extensive infrastructure networks – from platforms to pipelines to powerlines – that are often difficult and/or costly to access.
Industrial opportunities and employment prospects in large-scale CO2 management in Norway
SINTEF, in collaboration with NTNU, has completed a study entitled “Industrielle muligheter og arbeidsplasser ved storskala CO2-håndtering i Norge” (Industrial opportunities and employment prospects in large-scale CO2 management in Norway). The study was carried out on behalf of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), the Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), the United Federation of Trade Unions, the Federation of Norwegian Industries, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and the Industri Energi trade union.