Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research
The MN Faculty plays an active part in three Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). The FME title is assigned for a period of eight years.
The objective of the scheme for Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) is to establish time-limited research centres which conduct concentrated, focused and long-term research of high international calibre in order to solve specific challenges in the field.
Centres with participants from the MN Faculty
BIGCCS Centre – International CCS Research Centre
BIGCCS Centre – International CCS Research Centre will enable sustainable power generation from fossil fuels based on cost-effective CO2 capture, and safe transport and underground storage of CO2. This will be achieved by building expertise and closing critical knowledge gaps of the CO2 chain, and developing novel technologies in an extensive collaborative research effort. BIGCCS is directed by Mona Jacobsen Mølnvik, SINTEF Energy Resarch.
SUCCESS Centre - SUbsurface CO2 storage – Critical Elements and Superior Strategy
SUbsurface CO2 storage – Critical Elements and Superior Strategy (SUCCESS) will work for successfully subsurface storage of CO2. Three geological characteristics as Storage Capacity, Injection Rate Limits and Confinement will be focused. SUCCESS is directed by Arvid Nøttvedt, Christian Michelsen Research (CMR).
The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology
The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology joins the major Norwegian scientific and industrial players in the field of photovoltaic technology. The Centre aims at further developing the strong, Norwegian photovoltaic industry and substantially contributing towards making solar energy a significant renewable energy source. The centre is directed by Erik Stensrud Marstein, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE).