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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.
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.

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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.