About IFE

Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent research foundation located in Norway at Kjeller and in Halden. IFE is in the forefront of several fields within international energy research, safety, environmental-, petroleum- and nuclear technology. IFE develops new technological solutions for the industry and public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE's Isotope Laboratories have an extensive activity in the field of nuclear medicine and development of new radiopharmaceuticals. IFE is also the host of the International OECD Halden Reactor Project.

Hole, Silje Aspholm

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IFE was founded in 1948, and is today an independent foundation. The annual turnover is approximately NOK 1 billion, and IFE has about 600 employees. IFE’s vision is to be an internationally leading energy research institute.

IFE's certificates

Downloadable IFE logos

IFE's ethical guidelines and basic values (pdf).

IFE's guidelines for ethical trade

Commercialization - IFE Invest AS

IFE annual report 2017 (pdf)

IFE annual reports - archive

IFE’s main tasks:

  • Develop profitable, safe and environmental friendly technology within renewable energy, petroleum extraction and CO2 management
  • Maintain and further develop national expertise within reactor safety, radiation protection and nuclear technology based on the Halden and JEEP II reactors
  • Utilise the Institute’s unique nuclear reactor safety expertise in other spheres of society
  • Conduct basic research in physics based on the JEEP II reactor at Kjeller
  • Administer the Halden Reactor Project, which is OECD's largest and longest on-going collaboration project in reactor safety
  • Maintain and further develop production, R&D, control and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals nationally and internationally


IFE’s research aims at contributing to the advancement of Norwegian technological expertise. IFE is the Norwegian centre of expertise on nuclear technology.

The Halden Reactor Project, administered by IFE, is an international research cooperation on reactor safety.

IFE also cooperates with “Lillestrøm Centre of Expertise” (Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrøm). The Centre has sprung out from the large number of technology- and science institutions at Kjeller, and is an interest organisation for knowledge enterprises in the region Nedre Romerike. More information at www.kunnskapsbyen.no

Video from the Lillestrøm region.

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