Strategic Research Area 2014 - 2023


Illustration Energy

Main goal

NTNU shall be the premise provider of the energy development and create values – economically, culturally and socially. NTNU will use its scientific technical profile, broad area of competences and multi-disciplinary skills to contribute to manage the large and complex challenges Norway and the world society are facing. The Strategic Thematic Area Energy will secure that NTNU address these challenges in an optimal way.

Main research topics

  • Technological solutions for new renewable energy, especially solar energy, bioenergy and offshore wind power
  • Energy efficiency and restructuring of energy systems in buildings
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • More effective recovery of oil and gas
  • Policy, innovation and civic engagement for eco-friendly energy
  • Smart energy systems (smart grids)

Collaboratorating research centres

EPRE consists of six goal-oriented multi-disciplinary research centres (NTNU-SINTEF) and three strategic initiatives:

Energy and Society | Contact Marianne Ryghaug

Sustainable Buildings | Contact Arild Gustavsen

Electric Energy and Energy Systems | Contact Erling Ildstad

Centre for Renewable Energy | Contact Gabriella Tranell 

Gas Technology Centre & Hydrogen technology | Contact Hilde Venvik 

Better Resource Utilization | Contact Jon Kleppe

CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS | Contact Olav Bolland

Industrial Ecology | Contact Edgar Hertwich

The Norwegian Hydro Power Centre | Contact Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug

Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry 

The Multiphase Flow Assurance Centre (FACE)

Innovative Natural Gas Processes and Products


Strategic Research Area Energy
IME faculty administration
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Visiting adress: 
O. S. Bragstads plass 2, room E-318


Telephone: +47 73 59 72 82


Professor Olav Bjarte Fosso



Our team includes 200 professors and 500 PhD candidates and postdocs working with basic research. In addition we educate 300 to 400 candidates to the energy sector every year.

Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research

Institutional Cooperation

Joint Research Centre NTNU - SJTU Shanghai Jiao Tong University