News from the Institute for Energy Technology
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
Success stories from research-driven innovation
The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske, opened IFE’s Innovation Day, March 22nd. About one hundred participants from private business, private equity companies, the research community and public administration took part in the event.
Halden technology to be adapted and implemented in new research reactor
IFE is delivering a complete experimental system for the new research reactor, Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR) currently under construction in Cadarache, France. This is the first complete system delivery performed by IFE’s sector for Nuclear Safety and Reliability (NUSP).
ProcSee 3.8 released
ProcSee version 3.8 is released and available for download
American nuclear control room operators in Halden
- We believe your research will pay huge benefits for the next generations of nuclear operators, and we'd like to encourage all of you to continue to pursue excellence in control room design, states the feedback from the American crew.
The fuel cell car is here
These days, the first “real” hydrogen cars are rolling out on Norwegian roads. IFE is among the few, lucky ones with access to one of these rare models.
Promising results for aluminium production with CO2 capture
- We have proved that the concept is technically viable, and believe that it is possible also at large scale, says Project Manager Johann Mastin from IFE’s Environmental Technology Department.
IFE hosted Nordic seminar on materials for Gen IV nuclear power
Close to 70 attendants from 12 countries took part in the NOMAGE4 seminar in Halden, from October 30 to November 1st. NOMAGE4 is a Nordic forum for material research related to the next generation, Gen IV, nuclear reactors, established in 2009.

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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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