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IAEA Workshop, hosted by IFE Halden, on the Role of IT in Knowledge Management for Decommissioning
November 5-9, IFE Halden hosted an IAEA Workshop on the Role of IT in Knowledge Management for Decommissioning. 25 delegates from 20 countries were selected by the national missions of the IAEA to attend the workshop. The workshop was the second within a foreseen series of regular events organized within IFE’s framework agreement(s) with the IAEA and the first with such high number of participants and comprehensive programme.
The Belgium Nuclear Research Center (SCK-CEN) and the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) sign a Framework Cooperation Agreement
During the 62nd General Conference of the IAEA, on Tuesday 18 September, Eric van Walle, SCK-CEN Director-General, and Nils Morten Huseby, CEO of IFE, signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement. This agreement is the result of IFEs decision to permanently shut down the Halden reactor earlier this year.
IAEA has established a new initiative for digital technologies in decommissioning with IFE in Halden
The International Atomic Energy Agency and Institute for Energy Technology, (IFE) agrees on the establishment of a new initiative for digital technologies in decommissioning and nuclear knowledge management. This will give IFE access to the top scientists with unique competence on decommissioning in the further process, and give IAEA a spot to do capacity building, develop educational programs and training courses to secure best practice.
Founding Partners Sign Charter Establishing Neutron Source Consortium LENS
12 September 2018: Vienna, Austria — Representatives of eight European research infrastructures signed the Charter of the League of advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS) today at the International Conference of Research Infrastructures, ICRI2018.
Soon you will be able to safely charge your mobile phone during the night
Will reduce fire hazard to a fraction of the risk entailed with lithium-ion batteries (LiBs). The researchers are hoping that within a few years, this breakthrough will enable the development of completely safe electric aircraft, driverless vehicles and autonomous ships.
New project – POREX: Aims to develop new and groundbreaking technology for oil recovery
The aim of the POREX project is to take the laboratory down into the well, and to conduct tracer tests and analyses ‘in situ’, in the oil field.
GCE NODE and IFE sign collaboration agreement
Technology cluster GCE NODE and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) have signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration on research and innovation.
IFE's battery researchers have cracked a code that can revolutionize battery range and lifespan
Battery researchers at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) have solved a challenge which enables far better batteries.
IFE decides to close the Halden Reactor, but continues nuclear research activities
IFE's Board of Directors has decided to permanently close the Halden Reactor and to start decommissioning the reactor. IFE will continue its nuclear research activities, with focus on activities that do not depend on the reactor being operational. The closure of the reactor will not affect IFE's other operations.
IFE at the 4th international conference and workshop on increased oil recovery IOR Norway 2018 in Stavanger
An international conference organised by the National IOR Centre of Norway gathered people from oil companies, oil service, research institutes, universities and government for the fourth time to present and discuss research on increased oil recovery.
Statoil awards framework agreement for Integrated Operations, digital transformation consultancy
Statoil has awarded a framework agreement for business consulting services within Integrated Operations and digital transformation to the consortium: StepChange, Epsis and IFE Digital Systems, who is the research partner. We at IFE Digital Systems are happy to support Statoil’s digitalisation journey along with StepChange and Epsis.
Strategic review of future operation of the Halden reactor
IFE would like to provide an update on the strategic review of the future operation of the Halden reactor, as well as the functional problems with the first isolation valve.
IFE participated on China-Norway Science Day
The China-Norway Science Day was arranged in Beijing on April 17th, 2018. 221 delegates from Norwegian universities and research institutions participated in this big event. The goal is to strengthen the Chinese-Norwegian research collaboration.
Independent Safety Culture Assessment at IFE
At IFE, safety is priority number one. We are continuously working to strengthen and improve our safety culture. As part of this effort, IFE has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to perform an Independent Safety Culture Assessment (ISCA) and provide recommendations for further development.
PRESS RELEASE: Start-up of the Halden Reactor Postponed
The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) has postponed the planned start-up of the Halden Reactor during the week commencing 9 April. This is due to a fault that has been discovered in a valve.
IFE contributes to advanced education in materials science in Nigeria
Collaboration between IFE and scientists in Nigeria and Italy was the background for the lectures on different aspects of materials modeling in February 2018.
IFE and the JEEP II-research-reactor is an important ally for the ESS (European Spallation Source)
Prof. Andreas Schreyer, The Director of Science at ESS visited the JEEP II-reactor at Kjeller, Norway on January the 23rd. Prof. Schreyer underlined the importance of the JEEP II-reactor. “The JEEP II-reactor produces neutrons, which we need” said Prof. Schreyer. “IFE and the JEEP II-rector are important. The Institute develops instruments which are vital to the ESS. IFE is a recognized partner and we look forward to a long lasting cooperation”.
The “world longest ongoing” research project continues for a new three-year period.
The continuation of the OECD-NEA Halden Reactor Project research program for 2018-2020 was signed in Paris on the 8 of December 2017.
Safety assessment report of the JEEP II research reactor
IFE has received the complete report from the Integrated Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) in October 2017 from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Nuclear research in a new era
Safety always comes first at IFE. We continuously work on improving safety and our safety culture.

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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.