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New license for the JEEP II reactor at Kjeller
IFE receives a renewed license to operate the JEEP II research reactor and other nuclear facilities at Kjeller and the fuel instrumentation workshop in Halden.
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.
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 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.
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”.
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.

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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.