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Major investment in radiopharmaceuticals at IFE
The radiopharmaceutical company Algeta ASA has decided to place the pharmaceutical production of their new cancer treatment, Alpharadin, to IFE’s facilities at Kjeller.
Honourable prize to Tor Bjørnstad, Department Head of Reservoir and Exploration Technology
Society of Petroleum Engineers has awarded the prize ”Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award” for 2009 to Tor Bjørnstad (IFE) for his work in research and technology development for the petroleum industry.
The ChNPP Planner translated into Russian
In week 44, the VISIT department had a visit of two software specialists from Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) in Ukraine, who helped us translating the ChNPP Planner into Russian.
Exciting opportunities at IFE: A place in the sun
How does a researcher at IFE work? What drives them? Here you can meet one of IFE's solar cell researchers. Josefine Selj studies how porous silicon can be used to capture light in very thin silicon solar cells.
Exciting opportunities at IFE: carbon capturer
What is IFE doing in the area of carbon capture? Meet one of our researchers in the field. Ingo Machenbach is developing technologies for storage of the problematic CO2 gas in minerals.
IFE and the University of Oslo sign framework agreement establishing new Birkeland Centre
The Rector of the University of Oslo (UiO), Ole Petter Ottersen, and IFE’s President, Eva S. Dugstad signed a new framework agreement July 1st. UiO and IFE have had a formal collaboration since 1984, but the new agreement signifies a tighter and more comprehensive relationship.
Brighter future with new solar lab
Monday 20th of April King Harald V of Norway visited IFE to present the Gunnar Randers Research Prize and open the Institute’s new solar lab building.
IFE to develop offshore wind technology
On Wednesday 4th February, IFE’s central participation at Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology was announced.
Gunnar Randers Research Prize to Professor Roger Pynn, USA
The Prize is awarded to an outstanding researcher, and one of the pioneers in the neutron scattering field.
Major boost to solar cell technology research
On February 4th, the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) received funding for the establishment of a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (CEER) from the Research Council of Norway. The title of the Centre is "The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology".
SWBus 4.7 released
SWBus version 4.7 was released 19. December 2008
ProcSee 3.6 released
ProcSee version 3.6 was released 19. December 2008
Kazakhstan - A new member of the Halden Reactor Project
One more country, Kazakhstan, will be member of the Halden Reactor Project from 2009. The negotiations started in the beginning of 2008 and the Associated Party Agreement was signed in Halden 19th of September.
Enlarged Halden Programme Group meeting in Loen
The yearly EHPG meeting took place in Loen, however this meeting was a bit different, since it also was a part of the 50th anniversary of the Halden Reactor Project.
Successful anniversary seminar 11th June
The Seminar on Nuclear Safety and International co-operation was held at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel. The seminar was a part of Institute of Energy Technology’s 50th anniversary of the Halden Reactor Project.
3D Nuclear Core Data Viewer
At the EHPG-meeting 2008 in Loen, Norway, IFE demonstrated the first version of the Core Data Viewer. The application provides the user with a fully rotatable, semi-transparent, three-dimensional view of reactor core data, and enables the user to focus on interesting spots by filtering out parts of the core based on position and/or value. Various core data, like power density, Xenon distribution and burn-up distribution may be visualised. By selecting a specific fuel assembly, the user can study the individual fuel rods of the assembly in another 3D view.
Java plug-in for ProcSee
At the upcoming EHPG-meeting in Loen, Norway, researcher Hans Olav Randem of the ProcSee development team will present a paper describing an on-going activity to implement a Java plug-in to the ProcSee Run-Time Manager.
2008 - A year of celebration for the Halden Project
In June 1958, the contract establishing the Halden Project as an international OECD research programme was signed. The purpose of the project was to build a power producing research reactor to gain construction- and operation experience.
ProcSee 3.5.1 released
ProcSee version 3.5.1 is now released. The new version contains new features as well as corrections of identified errors.
ProcSee on mobile devices
IFE has demonstrated that ProcSee operator interfaces can be visualized on small mobile devices.

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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.