Energy, Transport and Buildings

Research Area

Energy, Transport and Buildings

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We address the nexus of energy, land and maritime transport, pollution, and climate associated with transformation pathways and human settlement.

Projects and Centres

Projects and Centres

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  • Project: Advanced Model Development and Validation for the Improved Analysis of Costs and Impacts of Mitigation Policies.
  • Funded by: European Commission
  • Project timeframe: January 2013 - December 2016

ADVANCE developed a new generation of advanced Integrated Assessment Models and applied the improved models to explore different climate mitigation policy options in the post-Paris framework. The project ended in December 2016.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman

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  • Project title: A Low-Cost Aluminium Ion Battery
  • Funded by: EU Horizon 2020
  • Project timeframe: June 2015 - May 2019

The overall objective of the ALION project is to develop aluminium-ion battery technology for energy storage application in decentralised electricity generation sources. Using an integrated approach, the ALION project will result in a technology with a much lower cost, and improved performance, safety and reliability, compared to current energy storage solutions.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman

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  • Project: Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies (Forskningssenter for Miljøvennlig Energi FME)
  • Funded by: Research Council Norway
  • Project timeframe: August 2012 - January 2019

Established in 2011, this national research centre conducts research that supports public and private decision makers in strategic decisions and policies that will promote environment-friendly energy technologies and lead to a sustainable energy system. The main objective is to strengthen the understanding of the economic, political, social and cultural aspects of the development and introduction of renewable energy and environmental technology.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman

  • Climate change mitigation in the maritime sector (CLIMMS)
  • Funded by: Research Council Norway
  • Project timeline: 2019-2023

With the decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of 2018 to reduce maritime GHG emissions by 50%, identifying, designing, and implementing cost efficient measures that deliver the required reductions in real seaway operations becomes a key priority for naval architects, shipbuilders, and owners.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman

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  • Project: Environmental Due Diligence of CO2 Capture and Utilization Technologies
  • Funded by: Gassnova and Research Council Norway
  • Project timeframe: March 2012 - March 2017

EDDiCCUT project will assess the environmental performance of novel carbon capture storage and utilization technologies. The main objective is to develop and apply an integrated systematic approach. Led by the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU, in collaboration with the Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University and Tel‐Tek in Porsgrunn, the project is supported by Gassnova and industrial partners.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman

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  • Project: European Green Vehicle Initiative

he European Green Vehicles Initiative is a public-private partnership dedicated to delivering green vehicles and mobility system solutions which match the major societal, environmental and economic challenges ahead. With a focus on the energy efficiency of vehicles and alternative powertrains, the EGVI partnership aims at accelerating research, development and demonstration of technologies allowing the efficient use of clean energies in road transport.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman

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  • Title: Monitoring Progress Towards Climate Targets in European Housing Stocks
  • Funded by: Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Project timeframe: 2013 - 2016

The EPISCOPE project studied the energy refurbishment processes and energy consumption in the housing sector, aiming to meet climate protection targets in 16 countries. Working with SINTEF, we developed building typology datasets and scenario models for the national residential building stock in Norway, as a basis for forecasting CO2-emissions towards 2050. The project concluded in 2016.


  • Project title: Environmental assessment of electric vehicle deployment pathways for Europe
  • Funded by: Research Council Norway
  • Project timeframe: October 2016 - December 2019

In this project, we are investigating the environmental implications of large-scale electric vehicle deployment in the passenger transport sector in Europe. We are mapping multiple factors, including future transport activities and the future electricity mix. Our resultant scenarios will guide European policy makers about optimal deployment pathway strategies.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman

  • Project title: Methods for Transparent Energy Planning of Urban Building Stocks
  • Funded by: ENERGIX programme of the Norwegian Research Council
  • Project timeframe: 2017 - 2020

The ExPOSe project develops methods for long-term energy planning of urban building stocks, with definition of data framework, building energy simulations together with dynamic building stock modeling, and scenario analysis under different analysis approaches taking into account building stock structural changes, flexibility, smart solutions, onsite renewable energy generation, energy import/export with the energy grids, and user behavior.

Contact: Professor Helge Brattebø


  • Title: Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies
  • Funded by: Research Council Norway plus R&D partners and industry
  • Project timeframe: 2019-2027

FME NTRANS will research the role of the energy system in the transition to the zero emission society.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman and Professor Edgar Hertwich


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  • Title: Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighborhoods in Smart Cities (Forskningssenter for Miljøvennlig Energi FME)
  • Funded by: Research Council Norway plus R&D partners and industry
  • Project timeframe: 2016 - 2024

The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (FME ZEN Centre) will enable the transition to a low carbon society by developing sustainable neighbourhoods with zero greenhouse gas emissions. The Centre will speed up decarbonisation of the building stock (existing and new), use more renewable energy sources and create positive synergies among the building stock, energy, ICT and mobility systems, and citizens.

Contact: Professor Helge Brattebø

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  • Funded by: Research Council Norway
  • Project timeframe: July 2015 - June 2023

The Smart Maritime SFI vision is the greening of maritime transport, enabling the Norwegian maritime cluster to be world leading in environmentally friendly shipping by 2025. This position will be gained through innovative use, improvement and combination of technologies which are not only cost, energy and emission efficient, but which also could increase revenues for the maritime industry.

Contact: Professor Anders Hammer Strømman