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Press release: Increased governmental funding to handle Norway's nuclear waste
The Norwegian Government today published the national budget proposal for 2018. IFE is pleased that the Norwegian State is taking responsibility for the handling of nuclear waste and the challenges associated with future decommissioning of research reactor facilities in Norway.
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.
A new impulse: Carbon capture and storage
Dr Asunción Aranda of the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway outlines in this article a new impulse for CO2 capture, utilisation and storage.
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).
Joint press release: Patent application for new alumina technology approved
The joint patent application by Nordic Mining and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) for a new technology for extraction of alumina from aluminium/calcium-rich minerals has been approved by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (Patentstyret).
Designers of floating wind turbines use the simulation model 3DFloat, developed by IFE
An industrial project sponsored by the Research Council of Norway and Statoil, will in November perform a wave tank test of a new design for offshore floating wind turbine, the OO Star Wind Floater
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Official opening of the SUCCESS centre
April 8th 2010 at Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller.
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.

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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.