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IFE supports American control room modernization program
The U.S. Department of Energy, together with Idaho National Labs (INL) and several nuclear utilities, has started a major program to support the modernization and long-term operation of the existing U.S. nuclear fleet. INL has contracted IFE to support studies at the INL control room simulator in order to develop and test control room concepts and tools, and to measure the benefits and potential drawbacks of these tools.
A new impulse: Carbon capture and storage
Dr Asunción Aranda of the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway outlines in this article a new impulse for CO2 capture, utilisation and storage.
Big cheers for two new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research
It was a day of joy and triumph at IFE when the decision about the new FME centres was announced. Both applications with IFE as host institution were granted. IFE will be leading one Research Centre for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology, and one Centre for zero emission transportation; Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems. Additionally, IFE is partner in one centre, Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy, hosted by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Director General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) featured a keynote speech at the Enlarged Halden Programme Group (EHPG) meeting in Norway
The 39th meeting of the EHPG gathered 250 delegates from 22 countries
Recover for the future - The IOR Norway 2016 conference
A large international conference organised by the National IOR Centre of Norway gathered almost 300 people from oil companies, oil service, research institutes, universities and government to present and discuss research on increased oil recovery.
Pilot project in Norway: hydrogen from small hydro power plants
A new research study shows potential for profitable hydrogen production from small hydro power plants. – This can be a good option in a start-up market, says Scientist Pernille Seljom from the Department of Energy Systems at IFE (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.

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IFE seeks PhD Candidate within silane decomposition reactor technology
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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