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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.
Three IFE physicists on prestigious team
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has picked the sharpest minds to form an elite team in complex physics. Three of its members are from the Institute for Energy Technology, IFE.
Gunnar Randers' Research Prize 2011
The prize ceremony will be at IFE Kjeller May 5. Professor Mogens H. Jensen from Denmark is awarded the prize for his groundbreaking basic research on complex matter systems.
ZEG - CO2-free energy technology for the future
The ZEG technology has potential for power production with 80-90 % efficiency with integrated CO2 capture to competitive costs.
ar-lab – augmented reality laboratory established
On Thursday November 29th, the company Augmented Reality Laboratory Norway AS (ar-lab) was established. AR is a further development of the virtual reality, VR, technology and is understood as a combination of digital models and the physical world by use of an advanced goggle. The new company will use AR technology to democratize the decision processes within urban planning and architecture. ar-lab will be located in Halden, Norway.
Emergency Process Information System for Loviisa NPP
During January-June 2010, IFE designed, implemented and installed an emergency process information system at the two units of Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland. The system is based on IFE’s software package for human-system-interfaces, ProcSee, and will be used in case of an emergency situation at the plant to enable remote monitoring of key process parameter values at the Finnish radiation authorities and at Fortum’s emergency monitoring centre. The system has passed Fortum’s and STUK’s acceptance testing and was put in operation in early August 2010.
Norway – a climate winner?
As a consequence of climate change, increased precipitation and higher temperatures, Norway may get a large surplus of power and cheaper electricity. Pernille Seljom at IFE, is one of the researchers involved in a project analysing how the climate changes may influence Norway’s energy system towards 2050.
United plan for new, offshore wind test plant
In these days the Norwegian research community is working intensely at realising a plan for a new ocean wind power test installation. The three centres for environment-friendly energy research NORCOWE, NOWITECH and CEDREN have joined forces in a plan to build a new, Norwegian large-scale infrastructure that will take offshore wind research a significant step forward.
Centre for research on CO2 storage opened
Thursday April 8 2010 was the official opening of the new SUCCESS centre established to advance research in the area of CO2 storage. The centre is hosted by Christian Michelsen Research (CMR), and IFE is a central partner.
New President at Institute for Energy Technology
Research Director Eva S. Dugstad has been appointed as new President at Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) with effect from May 1st 2010.
Official opening of the SUCCESS centre
April 8th 2010 at Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller.
ProcSee 3.7 released
ProcSee version 3.7 was released 24. March 2010
SWBus 4.8 released
SWBus version 4.8 was released 23. March 2010
New book: Physical principles of sedimentary basin analysis
What kind of physical changes happens in the geological layers at the base of the ocean? Mathematical modelling of sedimentary basins gives answers to such questions. The author of the book "Physical principles of sedimentary basin analysis" is Principal Scientist Magnus Wangen at IFE.

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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.