Background and activities

Arne Bredesen (69) is professor of Refrigeration Engineering at Department of Energy and Process Engineering at NTNU and former leader of NTNUs thematic, multi-disciplinary energy research team from 2000 to 2013. His areas of expertice are: • Refrigeration, heat pumps and energy systems • Applied thermodynamics • Compressor technology • Energy and Environment • Natural gas technology • Fishery technology In addition to the science Bredesen is concerned with developing and leading strategic multi-disciplinary team-work organizations, combining research and education (NTNU-SINTEF). • He has been member of the Energy Committee in NTNF, as well as Head of the Board of the national research programs on natural gas (SPUNG) and fishery technology (FITEK); Assistant leader of NFR Board of Industry and Energy, as well as board member of SINTEF, IFE, SINTEF Energy and SINTEF Fishery and Aquaculture. Bredesen has been working actively to develop international cooperation within research and education; with USA (MIT), China (Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Tsinghua University), Japan (KIFEE) and EU (ECCSEL and SEEIT). Bredesen was educated from NTH, as mechanical engineer in 1969 and PhD in 1974.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Nekså, Petter; Hafner, Armin; Bredesen, Arne Mathias; Eikevik, Trygve Magne. (2016) CO2 as working fluid - technological development on the road to sustainable refrigeration. 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants GL2016 : Proceedings.
  • Bredesen, Arne Mathias; Ertesvåg, Ivar Ståle. (1999) Energikvalitet. Et energieffektivt Norge.


  • Bredesen, Arne Mathias; Bolland, Olav; Svendsen, Hallvard Fjøsne; Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Gether, Harald; Frivik, Per-Erling; Røkke, Nils. (2004) Foresight CO2 Management. 2004.
  • Bredesen, Arne Mathias. (2000) SINTEF-rapport TR A5171. Kap. 1: Rammebetingelser for et energieffektivt Norge 1.6 Energikvalitet: Energi i Norge - Ressurser, teknologi og miljø. 2000.
  • Nekså, Petter; Bredesen, Arne Mathias. (2000) Short Course on CO2 Refrigeration Technology (SC7). 2000.
  • Bredesen, Arne Mathias. (1999) Energikvalitet og virkningsgrader. 1999.
  • Rekstad, Håvard; Nekså, Petter; Bredesen, Arne Mathias. (1999) Measurements on semi-hermetic pre-series CO2 compressors. 1999. ISBN 82-594-1675-1.
  • Strømmen, Ingvald; Flesland, Ola; Nesse, Norvald; Hardarson, Vidar; Magnussen, Ola Magnus; Bolland, Olav; Bredesen, Arne Mathias; Slettedahl, Jøran; Kramer, Kjartan; Stene, Jørn; Song, Xiaomei. (1994) Kompendium i fag 65165 Næringsmiddelteknologi. 1994.