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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.
IAEA mission says research reactor operator in Norway is committed to safety
A team of eight reactor experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has for one week undergone the safety of the JEEP II research reactor at Kjeller. The expert group concludes that IFE strongly emphasizes safety and security work in its operations.
International expert group reviews the safety of IFE's research reactor at Kjeller
Between 3 and 10 October, a group of eight international reactor experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will review the operational safety of the JEEP II reactor at Kjeller. This will lead to a review of the safety culture at IFE in March 2018.
Official opening March 20 of the new research center for environment-friendly energy - MoZEES
The new FME center is dedicated to development of materials, components and technology for use of batteries and hydrogen in zero emission transport systems. It will be a special focus on the maritime sector.
Cost reduction measures at IFE
IFE has experienced a significant market downturn in several of its business areas in the energy sector in the second half of 2016. Experimentally-based R&D for the nuclear power industry continues to be financially challenging in the current market environment of low energy prices. In addition, several other sectors at IFE have been significantly affected by the substantial drop in oil prices with subsequent reduction in activities.
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.
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).
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.
Solar energy awakening in Norway
One of Europe's largest solar heating systems and a large PV system for production of electricity are installed in Lillestrøm close to Oslo.
On board the "Hurtigruten" with hydrogen in mind
In June 2012, 48 researchers from 22 countries shared knowledge and ideas at a conference aboard the Hurtigruten Cruise Ship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".

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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.