Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Thermal Energy

Photo fireWe study thermal processes for energy conversion. Our technical basis comprise classic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, combustion and thermophysical properties.

We focus on the following applications:

  • Combustion
  • Bio-energy and biofuels
  • Thermal turbo machinery and power cycles
  • CO2 capture, transport (and storage) CCS


Photo of Terese LøvåsProfessor Terese Løvås, Head of research group

Photo: Thermal Energy peoplePeople - Thermal Energy



We participate in the following centre:

Working group



Main  research partners:

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands
  • Graz University of Technology (TUG), Austria
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), France
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Stiftelsen SINTEF
  • University College London (UCL), UK
  • University of Coimbra (UCOIMBRA), Portugal
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Main business partners:

  • Alcoa Norway ANS
  • ANDRITZ Energy & Environment GmbH (ANDRITZ), Austria
  • AT Biovarme AS
  • DCS Computing GmbH (DCS), Austria
  • Department Elkem Technology
  • Dovre AS
  • Elkem AS
  • Eyde-nettverket
  • Eramet Norway AS
  • Jøtulgruppen
  • Morsø AS
  • Norsk Biobrensel AS
  • Norsk Kleber AS
  • Saint Gobain Ceramic Materials AS