News from Institute for Energy Technology
In pursuit of the perfect tracer
IFE is designing new tracers that can reveal how much oil is left in the fields.
Joint press release: Patent application for new alumina technology approved
The joint patent application by Nordic Mining and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) for a new technology for extraction of alumina from aluminium/calcium-rich minerals has been approved by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (Patentstyret).
Joint press release: Lightbridge and IFE sign contract
Lightbridge and IFE sign contract for irradiation testing and related activities at Halden reactor. The agreement is a strategic milestone toward generating data for regulatory approval of Lightbridge metallic nuclear fuel.
IOR Centre boosts optimism in the oil industry
Large conference event in Stavanger gathered 300 people to celebrate the first year of the National IOR Centre of Norway, a joint centre run by the University of Stavanger, IRIS and IFE.
Award to research article with authors from IFE
The IFE scientists, István Szöke and Niels-Kristian Mark, are among the authors of an article honored with award Bernard Wheatley Award for 2014.
New human and technological challenges in Aviation
The Oslofjordfondet assigned the project Advanced Large -scale Management of the Air traffic control Research (ALMAR) 5 million kroner for research on new concepts and safety in aviation. Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Edda Systems and Avinor together receive a budget of 10 million kroner (50 % in-kind contribution) to research these topics in the time period of 2015-2017.
Halden Project – Agreement 2015-2017 and license renewal of the Halden Reactor for 6 years
The OECD Halden Reactor Project has been operated under NEA auspices since 1958 and is the largest international research program carried out and hosted in Norway, currently with 19 member countries.
Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant – Monitoring of safety critical electrical cables (LIRA)
IFE is running a project at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) in Russia to improve their ability to monitor cable conditions. An important tool is the LIRA system from Wirescan.
National IOR research centre with high ambitions
– The new IOR centre’s goal is to increase oil recovery rates up towards 70 %, states Centre Manager Merete Vadla Madland. Today’s recovery rates are currently at the level of 46 % on the Norwegian Shelf. Only 1 % increase in the recovery rate is equivalent to 300 billion NOK in increased revenues for the Norwegian society.
IFE establishes a new company, Restrack AS
November 1st 2013 the company Restrack AS was established, a spin-out from IFE. The company will provide tracer services to the petroleum industry, a technology essential to enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
Designers of floating wind turbines use the simulation model 3DFloat, developed by IFE
An industrial project sponsored by the Research Council of Norway and Statoil, will in November perform a wave tank test of a new design for offshore floating wind turbine, the OO Star Wind Floater
Thorium testing in the Halden Research Reactor
In 2013 a project for testing thorium fuel was started in the Halden Research Reactor. The aim is to qualify thorium as light water reactor (LWR) fuel.
Students learn about neutron scattering in the JEEP II reactor
In order to study materials at atomic level, advanced instruments and techniques are required. The JEEP II reactor at Kjeller produces neutrons that make it possible to “see” even the smallest and lightest of atoms, like hydrogen and carbon.
Development of new neutron detectors
Right now, important steps are being made in the design and development of new, large-scale neutron detectors that will be part of the instrumentation in the world’s most powerful neutron source; the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden.
Collaboration between Norway and Ukraine in the nuclear field
30th November 2012 an intergovernmental agreement of cooperation between Norway and Ukraine was signed in Oslo. The agreement focuses in particular on the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine, and on the on-going work concerning nuclear safety and radiation protection in Ukraine.
Multiphase technology - the best Norwegian invention since 1980
Multiphase technology was elected by Aftenposten's specialist committee as the best Norwegian invention since 1980. The computer programme OLGA is the basis for multiphase technology and is developed at IFE.
Solar energy awakening in Norway
One of Europe's largest solar heating systems and a large PV system for production of electricity are installed in Lillestrøm close to Oslo.
CPPF - a new research centre focusing on enhanced operation and safety in the oil industry
IFE is one of six research partners in the new collaborative environment CPPF. The vision is to improve the lifetime and value contribution of petroleum facilities while assuring safety for people, environment and assets.
On board the "Hurtigruten" with hydrogen in mind
In June 2012, 48 researchers from 22 countries shared knowledge and ideas at a conference aboard the Hurtigruten Cruise Ship.
Annual Report 2011 is available in English

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The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent international research foundation based in Kjeller near Oslo. IFE is at the forefront of several research fields within energy research, environmental and nuclear technology, and develops new technological solutions for industry and the public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE has about 600 employees and an annual turnover of about NOK 850 Million.
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