Nordic Energy Research Programme (2007-2010)

Nordic Energy Research’s main research programme for 2007-2010  had  a total budget of 150 million NOK, with 86 million NOK provided by Nordic Energy Research. The program consisted of 16…

Nordic Energy Research’s main research programme for 2007-2010  had  a total budget of 150 million NOK, with 86 million NOK provided by Nordic Energy Research. The program consisted of 16 high quality cooperative projects. The thematic areas of the program were climate and energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, hydrogen technology and energy markets.

Nordic Energy Research launches new large research programmes every fourth year. From 2011 to 2014 our main research programme is “Sustainable Energy Systems 2050”  focusing on one overall theme.

Associated projects

Standards for measuring energy use in buildings with district heating (2007-2010)

Efficient energy production requires the ability to compare different sources of primary energy in terms of their wastefulness. This project developed systems, methods and credible data for calculating how much energy is lost along the way from energy production to the end-user in the building sector and how local industry can be a source of heating and cooling

Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership (2007-2008)

In cooperation with industry, this network built a strong partnership seeking to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen as a common vehicle fuel in the Scandinavian countries. The project continues with other funding, and has the vision is to make the Scandinavian region one of the first where hydrogen is commercially available from a network of refueling stations

How climate change will affect the energy sector (2007-2010)

This project improved the decision framework of the Nordic energy sector in the face of the imminent impacts of climate change. Uncertainty about the future of renewable energy resources under climate change is a key issue for the energy sector. While some renewable energy sources may experience an increase in productivity, others may decrease

Devising policies for integrating electricity from many small sources (2007-2008)

This project aimed to improve the integration of distributed generation as an important tool for developing a well-functioning electricity market in the Nordic region and North-West Russia. Distributed generation means electricity generated from many small energy sources

Nordic network for sustainable energy systems in isolated locations (2007-2010)

The Nordic Network for Sustainable Energy Systems in Isolated Locations (NordSESIL.net) created network of stakeholders interested in the use of sustainable energy solutions in communities in isolated parts of Nordic region. Much of the Nordic region, especially to the North and West, is isolated from national grid systems – creating a unique energy challenge

Nordic graduate school in biofuel science and technology (2007-2010)

Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy in the Nordic countries, is also the renewable energy form than can most readily be converted into transport fuels. The Nordic Graduate School in Biofuel Science and Technology played an important role in educating Nordic graduate students in this important field

Assessing policies for energy market integration (2007-2010)

The further integration of national energy markets is critical in achieving a more sustainable, secure and affordable energy system. This project developed a better understanding of the functioning of energy markets and the implementation and effects of instruments and regulatory regimes

Nordic Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen Storage Materials (2007-2010)

This Centre of Excellence synthesised, characterised and modelled new materials for use as the primary component in hydrogen storage for mobile applications such as cars and boats

Nordic Centre of Excellence in Photovoltaics (2007-2010)

The Nordic Centre of Excellence in Photovoltaics (PV) strengthened the cooperation between universities, research institutes and industry in the field of solar energy

Renewable production of hydrogen using algae (2007-2010)

Hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources is regarded as a highly promising option for energy storage and transportation in the future. This project produced new scientific knowledge related to certain Nordic algae, which has significant potential as a high producer of hydrogen gas

Analysing the effects of wind energy in the Nordic grid (2007-2010)

Due to environmental concerns, increase in electricity demand and improved wind power economy, the power production from wind energy is growing very fast.  This project aimed to develop models for studying the implications of operating the Nordic grid with a large amount of electric power and energy coming from wind farms

Improving the energy efficiency of wood-based biofuels (2007-2010)

To avoid the biofuel industry competing with food production, non-edible plants are a more sustainable alternative for raw materials in fuel production. Using Nordic softwood and hardwood, this project aimed to maximise efficiency at every stage of production of wood-based fuel-ethanol

Automatic meter reading forum (2007-2008)

A common forum was established to encourage cost-effective implementation of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) solutions in the Nordic countries. By constantly communicating consumption and price information between the electricity meter and the distributor, Automatic Meter Reading allows for much smarter use of electricity

Arranging the Energy Climate Technology Conference (2007-2009)

This project put on an annual conference, bringing together experts in the energy sector from across the Nordic and Baltic regions to discuss energy issues and topics with a clear focus on future challenges facing the industry

Adapting fuel cells for cold climates (2007-2009)

The project developed efficient and durable technologies for fuel cell powered vehicles operating in sub-zero environments. The project resulted in a fully operational fuel cell powered forklift and a 40% reduction in production costs

Making the paper industry more energy efficient (2007-2009)

With rising energy costs, the consequence of saving energy in the mechanical pulping sector has an important impact on the future competitiveness of the Nordic pulp and paper industry. This project aimed to promote increased energy efficiency through new knowledge about essential wood fibers

Standards for measuring energy use in buildings with district heating (2007-2010)

Efficient energy production requires the ability to compare different sources of primary energy in terms of their wastefulness. This project developed systems, methods and credible data for calculating how much…

Efficient energy production requires the ability to compare different sources of primary energy in terms of their wastefulness. This project developed systems, methods and credible data for calculating how much energy is lost along the way from energy production to the end-user in the building sector and how local industry can be a source of heating and cooling.

Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership (2007-2008)

In cooperation with industry, this network built a strong partnership seeking to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen as a common vehicle fuel in the Scandinavian countries. The project continues with…

In cooperation with industry, this network built a strong partnership seeking to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen as a common vehicle fuel in the Scandinavian countries. The project continues with other funding, and has the vision is to make the Scandinavian region one of the first where hydrogen is commercially available from a network of refueling stations.

How climate change will affect the energy sector (2007-2010)

This project improved the decision framework of the Nordic energy sector in the face of the imminent impacts of climate change. Uncertainty about the future of renewable energy resources under…

This project improved the decision framework of the Nordic energy sector in the face of the imminent impacts of climate change. Uncertainty about the future of renewable energy resources under climate change is a key issue for the energy sector. While some renewable energy sources may experience an increase in productivity, others may decrease.

Devising policies for integrating electricity from many small sources (2007-2008)

This project aimed to improve the integration of distributed generation as an important tool for developing a well-functioning electricity market in the Nordic region and North-West Russia. Distributed generation means…

This project aimed to improve the integration of distributed generation as an important tool for developing a well-functioning electricity market in the Nordic region and North-West Russia. Distributed generation means electricity generated from many small energy sources.

Nordic network for sustainable energy systems in isolated locations (2007-2010)

The Nordic Network for Sustainable Energy Systems in Isolated Locations (NordSESIL.net) created network of stakeholders interested in the use of sustainable energy solutions in communities in isolated parts of Nordic…

The Nordic Network for Sustainable Energy Systems in Isolated Locations (NordSESIL.net) created network of stakeholders interested in the use of sustainable energy solutions in communities in isolated parts of Nordic region. Much of the Nordic region, especially to the North and West, is isolated from national grid systems – creating a unique energy challenge.

Nordic graduate school in biofuel science and technology (2007-2010)

Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy in the Nordic countries, is also the renewable energy form than can most readily be converted into transport fuels. The Nordic Graduate…

Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy in the Nordic countries, is also the renewable energy form than can most readily be converted into transport fuels. The Nordic Graduate School in Biofuel Science and Technology played an important role in educating Nordic graduate students in this important field.

Assessing policies for energy market integration (2007-2010)

The further integration of national energy markets is critical in achieving a more sustainable, secure and affordable energy system. This project developed a better understanding of the functioning of energy…

The further integration of national energy markets is critical in achieving a more sustainable, secure and affordable energy system. This project developed a better understanding of the functioning of energy markets and the implementation and effects of instruments and regulatory regimes.

Nordic Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen Storage Materials (2007-2010)

This Centre of Excellence synthesised, characterised and modelled new materials for use as the primary component in hydrogen storage for mobile applications such as cars and boats

This Centre of Excellence synthesised, characterised and modelled new materials for use as the primary component in hydrogen storage for mobile applications such as cars and boats.

Nordic Centre of Excellence in Photovoltaics (2007-2010)

The Nordic Centre of Excellence in Photovoltaics (PV) strengthened the cooperation between universities, research institutes and industry in the field of solar energy

The Nordic Centre of Excellence in Photovoltaics (PV) strengthened the cooperation between universities, research institutes and industry in the field of solar energy.

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