Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Norway to put billions of kroner into renewable energy

10.02.2009
Research Council of Norway has named eight national research centres for environmentally friendly technology. Each centre will receive up to NOK 20 million a year for five years.

The eight research centres will focus on topics ranging from wind, solar and bioenergy to CO2 capture and storage and zero-energy housing, and research groups at SINTEF/NTNU are either leading or participating in six of them.

The aim is for the centres to contribute to the development of good technologies for environmentally friendly energy and to raise the level of Norwegian expertise in this area. In the longer term, they should help to generate new industrial activity and new jobs. Each of the centres is expected to be a national leader in its field.

“These efforts will bring Norway into line with a widespread international trend that is being led by the USA and the EU, with active efforts being made in environmentally friendly technologies”, says Arvid Hallén, president of the Research Council of Norway.

Important contribution at global level

“The development of technology in this field will be one of Norway’s most important contributions in the field of climate improvement,” says Unni Steinsmo, president of SINTEF.

Steinsmo believes that the new centres will be an extremely important facet of Norway’s international efforts in the field of climate technology. The research centres in Trondheim are already collaborating extensively with leading groups in Europe, the USA, China and Japan on climate technology. Now, we will build on these contacts and develop both technology and a consciousness of what is needed to produce a technological revolution.

“Together with our partners, we will contribute actively to ensuring that both Norway and the global community will benefit as much as possible from our efforts. As a supplier of knowledge and technology at international level, Norway can contribute to making cuts in global emissions that will be several times as large as those we can make within our own territory,” says Steinsmo.

This goal is to be achieved by means of three main strategies:

A major increase in electricity generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar power and biomass

- Dealing with CO2 emissions from fossil sources of energy such as coal, oil and gas

- More efficient end-use of energy.

These are the centres NTNU/SINTEF are leading or participating::

Research Centre for Offshore wind Technology

BIGCCS Centre - International CCS Research Centre

The Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings - ZEB

Centre for Environmental design of renewable energy. (CEDREN)

Bioenergy Innovation Centre

The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology

Aase Dragland | alfa
Further information:
http://www.sintef.no

More articles from Power and Electrical Engineering:

nachricht Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot
21.07.2017 | Stanford University

nachricht Team develops fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes
18.07.2017 | University of Washington

All articles from Power and Electrical Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Manipulating Electron Spins Without Loss of Information

Physicists have developed a new technique that uses electrical voltages to control the electron spin on a chip. The newly-developed method provides protection from spin decay, meaning that the contained information can be maintained and transmitted over comparatively large distances, as has been demonstrated by a team from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute. The results have been published in Physical Review X.

For several years, researchers have been trying to use the spin of an electron to store and transmit information. The spin of each electron is always coupled...

Im Focus: The proton precisely weighted

What is the mass of a proton? Scientists from Germany and Japan successfully did an important step towards the most exact knowledge of this fundamental constant. By means of precision measurements on a single proton, they could improve the precision by a factor of three and also correct the existing value.

To determine the mass of a single proton still more accurate – a group of physicists led by Klaus Blaum and Sven Sturm of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear...

Im Focus: On the way to a biological alternative

A bacterial enzyme enables reactions that open up alternatives to key industrial chemical processes

The research team of Prof. Dr. Oliver Einsle at the University of Freiburg's Institute of Biochemistry has long been exploring the functioning of nitrogenase....

Im Focus: The 1 trillion tonne iceberg

Larsen C Ice Shelf rift finally breaks through

A one trillion tonne iceberg - one of the biggest ever recorded -- has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, after a rift in the ice,...

Im Focus: Laser-cooled ions contribute to better understanding of friction

Physics supports biology: Researchers from PTB have developed a model system to investigate friction phenomena with atomic precision

Friction: what you want from car brakes, otherwise rather a nuisance. In any case, it is useful to know as precisely as possible how friction phenomena arise –...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Closing the Sustainability Circle: Protection of Food with Biobased Materials

21.07.2017 | Event News

»We are bringing Additive Manufacturing to SMEs«

19.07.2017 | Event News

The technology with a feel for feelings

12.07.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system

21.07.2017 | Earth Sciences

Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot

21.07.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Vortex photons from electrons in circular motion

21.07.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>