A selection of IFE's research projects
NewLoop (2014-2016)
Bilateral-EU project – Norway-Poland. The project is called New-Loop, and aims for development of innovative chemical looping technologies for energy generation from solid fuels.
NoNSA - Norwegian Neutron Scattering Association
The Norwegian Neutron Scattering Association (NoNSA) is the organization for users of neutron scattering in Norway and the local branch of The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA).
Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives (NETP)
Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 (NETP2016) is a research collaboration between the IEA, seven leading research institutions from the Nordic countries and Nordic Energy Research. IFE is the Norwegian research partner.
Nordic PV - Solar Electricity from Materials to System Integration
The purpose of Nordic PV, a scientific project between Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), University of Uppsala (UU), Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), Danish Technological Institute (DTI) Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) funded by Nordic Energy Research, is to stimulate research and development related to solar electricity in order to strengthen the commercial development of solar cells in the Nordic countries.
North European TIMES model
The overall goal of the project has been to use bottom-up techno-economic models to examine the role Norway can play both as a provider of green energy, green products and storage capacity in hydro reservoirs.
Novel Production Technology for Silicon Products (NoSi) (2016-2018)
New Instrument for material analysies by use of the Neutron flux from JEEP II.
This EU project aims at monitoring energy efficiency trends and policy measures in Europe.
OLGA Verification and Improvement (OVIP2007-2009)
The OLGA Verification and Improvement Project (OVIP) is a joint industrial project sponsored by a group of oil companies. It was launched to verify OLGA against a large collection of oil and gas field data and to improve OLGA based on needs found from the field data work.
Operational Culture
The HRP has initiated the Operational Culture project in order to investigate the cultural aspects of operational behaviour at a national and organisational level.
Optimal water flooding based on natural water tracer data
A compact program for analysis, quality control, method development and application development involving the use of natural water chemistry and isotopes for reservoir monitoring purposes.
PEANO is a signal validation toolbox developed at Halden in the years 1995-98. It is based on neuro-fuzzy techniques and is able to track in real-time the expected behaviour of a complex process both in steady state and transient conditions. PEANO implements a fuzzy and possibilistic clustering algorithm to classify the operating region where the validation process has to be performed. The possibilistic approach (rather than probabilistic) allows a "don't know" classification that results in a fast detection of unforeseen plant conditions or outliers.
Performance of PV modules in arid areas – effect of soiling and module technology on yearly yield
In this project IFE collaborates with University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Scatec Solar to develop methodology to predict and optimize the efficiency of PV systems in arid areas.
PeTra (Petroleum Transport) is a computer code for multiphase flow in pipelines. It is now being developed in cooperation with Statoil ASA (Statoil), Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (Shell), Norsk Hydro Produksjon (Hydro) and SPT Group AS.
Pressure and stress interactions in sedimentary basins
The objective of the project is to increase the understanding of and to quantify the geological processes controlling fluid flow and stress in sedimentary basins.
Reactive flow in compacting rocks (2012 SIS)
The aim of the project was to further develop a numerical code for coupled porous flow, deformation and chemical reactions in a reservoir.
Regional Effects of Energy Policy
The SCORPIO core surveillance system has been delivered to several western type PWRs like Ringhals (Sweden), Sizewell B (UK) and Duke Power Co. (USA). A SCORPIO version for VVER reactors (SCORPIO-VVER) has been delivered to Dukovany NNP in Czech Republic. The SCORPIO system combines measurements and simulation to provide a best estimate of the core status on a continuous basis. In the predictive mode, the system calculates the core behaviour during planned power transients. Core control optimisation is facilitated by means of a strategy generator module.
Security of supply in a green power market - The challenges and opportunities of intermittent power
Silicon product control for better Li-ion batteries (Siproco Fobeliba)
In this project we investigate how we can make better rechargeable batteries. IFE's battery research focuses on developing silicon as a material for storing the lithium in Li-ion batteries.