Projects

A selection of IFE's research projects
LiMBAT
LiMBAT - Metal hydrides for Li-ion battery anodes. The project is a coordinated effort between IFE, UiO and SINTEF to systematically investigate the correlations between morphology and properties of metal hydride-based conversion type anodes in Li-ion batteries. The obtained understanding could pave way for anodes with superior capacity compared to the current state-of-the art.
LongZEG – Zero Emission Gas Power. Long Term System and Material Test (2009-2010)
Previous projects have identified the ZEG process as an especially promising method for producing hydrogen and electricity from natural gas with CO2 capture (CCS) in an efficient and cost-effective way.
Modelling of Solar Grade Silicon Crystallization Processes
The main purpose of this project is to analyse by modelling and verify by materials characterization the distribution of impurities during silicon crystallization and the formation of dislocations in the crystal lattice during cooling of the solid material. The Norwegian Research Council funds this project which runs from 2008 to 2010. It joins the efforts of two departments at IFE, the Computational Materials Processing department and the Solar Energy department.
MoZEES - Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems
New Norwegian Research Center on Zero Emission Energy Systems with focus on battery- and hydrogen technology for transport applications
Nanoparticle complex fluids
These materials form a class of advanced and smart materials that exhibits dramatic changes in their rheological behaviour with a rapid, reversible and tunable transition from a liquidlike, free-flowing state to a solidlike state upon the application of an external field.
Nanopyme
Nanocrystalline Permanent Magnets Based on Hybrid Metal-Ferrites (EU project no. 310516
Neutron examination of nano structured materials.
The small angle neutron scattering instrument SANS in the JEEP II is used for examination of nano structures in soft materials and biomaterials. Some examples of such materials is polymer, carbon nano tubes, micro emulsions and magnetic liquids.
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)
ODIN/PUS2
New Instrument for material analysies by use of the Neutron flux from JEEP II.
ODYSSEE-MURE
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.
Out-of-the-loop-performance
PEANO
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.