Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research

The centers were established by the Research Council of Norway in the wake of the Norwegian Climate Convention. The centres conduct long-term research at a high international standard, with the aim of tackling energy-related challenges. NTNU is the lead university for the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) and is involved in five other centres.

International CCS Research Centre - BIGCCS

The vision of the BIGCCS Centre is to enable sustainable power generation from fossil fuels based on cost-effective CO2 capture, safe transport, and underground storage of CO2. The centre develops new knowledge and technology required to accelerate deployment of large scale CCS, through international co-operation.

Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy - CEDREN

The centre conducts interdisciplinary research for technical and environmental development of hydro power, wind power, power line rights-of-way and implementation of environment and energy policies.

Bioenergy Innovation Centre - CenBio

CenBio aims at enabling sustainable and cost-efficient bioenergy by addressing the entire value chains of virgin biomass and biodegradable waste fractions, including their production, harvesting and transportation, their conversion to heat, power and biogas, and the handling and upgrade of residues to valuable products.

Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology

The main objective of the Centre is to give current and future companies in the Norwegian photovoltaic industry access to world leading technological and scientific expertise, thereby enabling this industry to grow into an important land-based industry in Norway.

Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology - NOWITECH

The objective of NOWITECH is pre-competitive research laying a foundation for industrial value creation and cost-effective offshore wind farms. Emphasis is on "deep-sea" (+30 m) including bottom-fixed and floating wind turbines.

The Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings - ZEB

The vision of The Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings, ZEB, is to eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions caused by buildings. This national research centre will place Norway in the forefront with respect to research, innovation and implementation within the field of energy efficient zero-emission buildings.