LowEmission aims to be a platform for competence building, and the sharing and promotion of innovation and value creation for industry.
The partnerships between industry end-users, vendors and research institutions are a driving force, stimulating the innovation process and shortening the path from research to commercial products.
An innovation can be a product, a technology, a component, a process or a sub-process, a model or sub-model, a concept, an experimental rig or a service that is new or significantly improved with respect to properties, technical specifications or ease of use. An innovation can also be new application of existing knowledge or commercialisation of R&D results.
LowEmission innovation challenge
Two LowEmission Innovation Challenges were conducted in 2021: Aker Solutions' ‘Achieving Uptime Targets for Wind-Powered Subsea Boosting’ and Total Energies’ ‘Renewable Ocean Energies’. The idea of the Innovation Challenges is to give industry partners the spotlight. They are invited to present low-emission related challenges to the researchers and the whole Consortium.
The Innovation challenges are intended to spur new ideas, inspire new activities within the Centre or even the development of new spin-off projects outside of the Centre. A concrete result is the newly awarded Green platform project LINCCS – Carbon Links, which was strongly rooted in Equinor’s LowEmission Innovation Challenge presented in December 2020.
Methodology to link chemical and mechanical properties of the XLPE cable insulation with inception and growth of water trees
High voltage subsea cables are crucial to supply electrical energy to oil platforms – but also for other applications such as inter-array cables in floating wind farms.
Extended modelling framework for combined subsurface-topside optimisation
Energy consumption in the petroleum production process can be divided into three main contributors, namely reservoir depletion techniques, transport techniques and processing and export of produced fluids.
Web interface for analysis of combined cycle systems
Gas turbines are the main source of electrical power, mechanical power and heat in offshore oil and gas installations. In onshore power plants, the exhaust gas from the gas turbines is usually used to run a bottoming cycle to produce additional electricity or steam.