Institute for Energy Technology

The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway’s leading international energy research institute, carries out marketand technology-driven activities. Established in 1948, the Institute has a staff of 600, and an annual turnover of some USD 120 million. IFE has customers in more than 30 countries and collaborates with oil and energy companies worldwide.


Multiphase Flow & Flow
Assurance Research

A main objective of IFE’s research here is to contribute to the extension of safe and profitable use of multiphase transportation systems. Through nearly three decades of activity in this field the Institute has developed a range of multiphase flow models, including the OLGA system. A new model, Horizon, is now being developed to extend the possible transportation of untreated well flow.

Corrosion & Materials Research
Research in this field aims at developing corrosion mitigation methods for safe use of carbon steel in H2S and CO2 environments. Research on pH-stabilized glycol for corrosion control in gas condensate pipelines and scale control in MEG regeneration systems is an important part of the project portfolio.

Environmentally Friendly
Tracers & Tracer Simulators

Through a series of R&D programmes over the past 15 years, IFE has developed a range of efficient, environmentally friendly tracers and tracer simulators for field applications. IFE provides a worldwide field service in this area.

E-Field Operation & Work Processes IFE has more than 30 years of experience in human factors and control room research. Current R&D priorities are within e-field operation and work processes.

Solar Energy
Research and development of solar cell technology is important at IFE, both in the improvement of existing technology and the development of new solar cell technology. The Institute focuses primarily on silicon solar cells. A complete R&D silicon solar cell processing line combined with a characterization laboratory on solar cells make its laboratory unique in Scandinavia.

Wind Technology
IFE has been doing research on wind technology for thirty years, with the majority of current work now related to offshore wind technology. Tools for simulating offshore wind turbines, development of turbine blades, new turbine undercarriages and evaluation and improvement of different concepts are areas where IFE has a leading position.

Environmental Technology
The research activities are focused on CO2-management; capture, storage and industrial use, use of natural isotope systems for simulation and monitoring of natural processes and waste handling, including radioactive waste. IFE has developed a unique zero emission gas power concept (ZEG-technology). The ZEG technology has potential for power production with 80-90 % efficiency with integrated CO2 capture to competitive costs.

Hydrogen Research
IFE has since 1953 performed basic research on hydrogen storage materials (mental hydrates) and is an international leader in this field. Good access to neutrons from the JEEP II-reactor is crucial for this position.

The OECD Halden Reactor Project (HRP)
IFE is the operator of HRP, which is the largest international research project on nuclear safety in the world. 18 countries are participating in the project, including Japan, USA, France and Finland.

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