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Energy research at NTNU: NTNU Energy

NTNU Energy is one of NTNU's strategic research areas in the period 2014 - 2023.

Development and integration of a renewable and sustainable energy supply is a key challenge for the world community. NTNU commits itself to contribute to such a transition by minimizing the ecological footprint in developing the existing resources, and to massively invest in research related to renewable energy sources, storage solutions, energy consumption and transportation.

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Sustainability in NTNU's energy research

Renewable energies play a very important role in the UN sustainable development goals. But reducing CO2-emissions doesn’t always agree with nature. NTNU Energy's research teams work interdisciplinarily in order to tackle this and other issues.


Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research

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HydroCen Research Centre: hydropower in the future renewable energy system.

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NTRANS Research Centre: the role of the energy system in the transition to a zero-emission society.

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ZEN Research Centre: zero emission neighbourhoods in smart cities.

In addition to these three Centres where NTNU is the host, NTNU is a partner in the following Research Centres for Environment-friendly Energy: NCCS, CINELDI, HighEFF, Bio4Fuels, MoZEES and SUSOLTECH.

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