Research at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Research at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Research Groups

Research Groups

Process and Power

Power, processes, systems and components are our main research focus. We work with energy efficiency in all industrial processes, especially in oil and gas, metal and food industry. Multiphase transport is an additional and important part of our research activities.

 

Sustainable Energy Systems

The sustainable energy systems group works with integration of energy systems. Our aim is to increase sustainability, using diverse technologies and applications

 

Thermo Fluids

Our research group focusses on both fundamental and applied research in the general areas of thermal energy and fluid mechanics.

 

 

Industrial Ecology Programme

Industrial Ecology is the study of the material side of the economy and society and investigate how resource use contributes to welfare, as well as how and where the environmental impacts occur. Our teaching and research activities bridge technology and the social sciences.


PhD Studies

PhD Studies

Photo: IllustrationSupervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research, which is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided in these degree programmes are designed to produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

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Research Projects

Research Projects

  International projects

Our FP7, Horizon 2020, EEA and other international projects.
 
ALPHEUS  ALPHEUS will improve reversible pump/turbine (RPT) technology and adjacent civil structures needed to make pumped hydro storage economically viable in shallow seas and coastal environments with flat topography.  2020-2024 Pål-Tore Storli
ANNULIGhT An Innovative Training Network (ITN) on instabilities, ignition and blow-off in annular gas turbine combustors. It is funded by the European Commission under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. 2017-2022 James Dawson
BIOTENMARE Innovation in recycling technologies of sewage and sludge and other biowaste-energy and matter recovery   Helge Brattebø
CoolCern Large Hadron Collider detector cooling with R744 refrigeration technology 2019-2023 Armin Hafner
ECCSELERATE

ECCSELERATE is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aimed at increasing the use and ensuring the long-term sustainable operation of the ECCSEL ERIC RI.

2020-2023 Morten Grønli
ERC Starting Grant: ATLANTIS Whales, waste and sea walnuts: incorporating human impacts on the marine ecosystem within life cycle impact assessment 2020-2025 Francesca Verones
ERC Starting Grant: TAIAC Breaking the paradigm: A new approach to understanding and controlling combustion instabilities 2016-2021 Nicholas Worth
HiSTORIC   2018-2020 Carlos Dorao
HydroFlex Aims to develop new technology permitting highly flexible operation of hydropower stations. 2018-2022 Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
  IEA EBC Annex 79 Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation  2018-2023 Vojislav Novakovic
   ILO Transport   Richard Wood
Marinet2 Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies 2017-2021 Lars Sætran
MultiPACK MultiPACK aims at demonstrating the performance and efficiency of the next generation of standardised integrated cooling and heating packages for commercial and public buildings based on environment-friendly carbon dioxide. 2016-2020 Armin Hafner
OceanNETs OceanNETs will investigate the feasibility and impacts of emerging ocean-based NETs through a transdisciplinary research approach.   2020-2024 Anders Strømman
ROCOCO2HP  Develop efficient real-time optimal control (RTOC) for the carbon dioxide (CO2) heat pump as a part of a building energy supply system and validate its reliability experimentally  2020-2024 Natasa Nord
SiNoPSE Sino-Norwegian Partnership on Sustainable Energy (INTPART project)  2016-2019 Vojislav Novakovic
SisAI Pilot  SisAI Pilot aims to demonstrate a patented novel industrial process to produce silicon (Si, a critical raw material), enabling a shift from today’s carbothermic Submerged Arc Furnace (SAF) process to a far more environmentally and economically sustainable alternative: an aluminothermic reduction of quartz in slag that utilizes secondary raw materials such as aluminium (Al) EoL scrap and dross, as replacements for carbon reductants used today.  2020-2024 Johan Berg Pettersen

Norwegian projects

Norwegian projects

Projects mainly from the Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
 
ABC4Soil Advanced Biochar Fertilizers for Multiple Ecological Benefits in Soil Conditioning 2018-2021 Terese Løvås
ANSYS   2018-2020 Terese Løvås
BattMarine Safety and modelling of new and aged Li-ion Batteries 2018-2022 Odne S. Burheim
BEST Bioenergy’s role in a sustainable future 2019-2022 Anders Arvesen
BIGH2   2018-2021 Terese Løvås / James Dawson
BIOPATH Advancing biofuel pathways with regional climate change implications 2019-2022 Francesco Cherubini
BYMARKA Modeling consumption-based carbon footprints for European cities in high resolution using machine learning techniques 2019-2021 Daniel Moran
CleanTex   2018-2021 Trygve Eikevik
Condilight   2019-2020 Guangyu Cao
COPRO   2016-2020 Lars O. Nord
DeGas

A new technological solution for preventing environmental effects of air 

supersaturation downstream hydropower plants 

2020-2024  
DiHI-Tech   2018-2020 Jason Hearst
EDemoTeC   2017-2020 Lars O. Nord
ENERSENSE Energy and sensor systems   Odne Stokke Burheim
EnPe EnPe - Capacity Building in Renewable Energy, Education and Research 2014-2020 Ole J. Nydal
EnPe EnPe - Energize Nepal Project 2016-2020 Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
EnPe EnPe - MSc in Oil and Gas Technology 2014-2020 Ole J. Nydal
EVD4EUR Environmental assessment of electric vehicle deployment pathways for Europe 2016-2020 Anders Strømman
ExPOSe Methods for Transparent Energy Planning of Urban Building Stocks  (ENERGIX) 2017-2021 Natasa Nord
GASPRO Research project GASPRO Fundamental insight into biomass gasification using experiments and mathematical modelling (ENERGIX) 2017-2022 Terese Løvås
GasTech Demonstration of Gas Switching Technology for Accelerated Scale-up of Pressurized Chemical Looping Applications (Era-Net) 2017-2020 Morten Grønli
GrateCFD   2017-2020 Terese Løvås
HES-Off

Innovative Hybrid Energy System for Stable Power and Heat Supply in Offshore Oil & Gas Installation

2018-2022 Lars O. Nord
ICR Internally Circulating Reactor 2016-2020 Shahriar Amini
Mind-P Nutrients in a Circular Bioeconomy: Barriers and Opportunities for Mineral Phosphorus Independence in Norway (BIONÆR) 2017-2020 Daniel Müller
MITISTRESS Strategies to Mitigate Pressures on Terrestrial Ecosystems from Multiple Stressors 2019-2022 Francesco Cherubini
Opptre Energy upgrading of wooden dwellings to nearly zero energy level 2018-2021 Laurent Georges
Ormel2   2018-2021 Trygve Eikevik
OxyFun Fundamentals of Pressurized Oxy-fuel Combustion for Natural Gas Semi-Closed Combined Cycles (CLIMIT) 2017-2020 Ivar Ertesvåg
Redu Redu - Kompetanseløftet 2020 2015-2021 Sigrun Jahren
ReFood   2017-2020 Trygve Eikevik
SARC Swing Adsorption Reactor Cluster 2017-2020 Shahriar Amini
UnDID Understanding behaviour of District heating systems Integrating Distributed sources (FRINATEK - Unge forskertalenter) 2017-2021 Natasa Nord
WallMix Near-wall mixing by free-stream turbulence 2019-2022 Jason Hearst
ZEB Lab A1, Ventilasjon, Energiforsyning, Styringssystem, Målesystem 2015-2025 Hans Martin Mathisen
  Carbo-Fertil 2018-2021 Francesco Cherubini
  Compressor system fundamentals  2019-2020 Lars Eirik Bakken
  DeepGeo 2017-2020 Erling Næss
  Digital Compressor system  2019-2021 Lars Eirik Bakken
  EERA - Hydropower 2019-2021 Pål T. Storli
  HeliX-Tanks 2017-2020 Trygve Eikevik
  Identifying the dominant hea transfer mechanism during two-phase flow (FRINATEK) 2018-2022 Carlos Dorao
  IEA EBC Annex 70: Analyse av faktisk energibruk i bygningsmassen 2018-2020 Helge Brattebø
  Infrastruktur HighEFF lab 2017-2027 Morten Grønli m.fl.
  NorBioLab II Infrastruktur 2018-2027 Terese Løvås
  NON-DISR SLUG 2018-2021 Jason Hearst
  Norsk representasjon og deltakelse i Multifunksjons-varmepumper i NZEB - Annex 49 under IEA 2018-2020 Laurent Georges
  Skoler på vent 2018-2021 Guangyu Cao
  Turbulence-plankton interactions. A mechanistic approach 2016-2020 Helge Andersson
  Unravelling the mechanisms controlling droplet growth dynamics during condensation on micro-patterned surfaces (FRIPRO toppforsk) 2018-2023 Maria Fernandino
  Varmtvann 2030 2017-2021 Natasa Nord

Centres (FME, SFI)

Centres (FME, SFI)

We participate in the following centres:
 
FME Bio4fuels Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy 2017-2024 Terese Løvås / Anders Strømman
FME HighEFF Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future/HighEFF 2017-2024 Truls Gundersen/Trygve Eikevik
FME HydroCen Norwegian Research Center for Hydropower Technology 2016-2024 Liv Randi Hultgreen
FME NCCS NCCS is an international research cooperation on CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) 2018-2024 James Dawson
FME NTRANS Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies 2019-2027 Anders Strømman
FME ZEN The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities 2016-2024 Hans Martin Mathisen
SFI Metal Production Resource efficient metal production from a clean industry 2016-2020 Daniel Beat Mueller
SFI SmartMaritime Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector 2015-2023 Anders Strømman
  FRIC Fire Research and Innovation Centre    2019-2024 Ivar Ståle Ertesvåg
  LowEmission Low Emission Research Centre 2019-2026 Nicholas Worth

Contact

Contact

Photo portraitProfessor and Head of Department Terese Løvås at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

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