Northern European Innovative Energy Research Programme

The Northern European Innovative Energy Research Programme (N-INNER) is a programme fostering unconventional and innovative solutions for sustainable energy systems. Nordic Energy Research operates the programme on behalf of the…

The Northern European Innovative Energy Research Programme (N-INNER) is a programme fostering unconventional and innovative solutions for sustainable energy systems. Nordic Energy Research operates the programme on behalf of the Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Estonia.

Associated projects

Next generation fuel cell materials

This project aims to facilitate the development of fuel cells with low weight, compact design and low cost. A wide implementation of fuel cells will contribute to lower CO2 emissions and improve air quality, especially in urban areas

Northern Light Emitting Diode initiative

This project brings together a wide range of research fields from materials to social sciences. The participants aim to develop a new type of white Light Emitting Diode (LED) which has a high light quality and is 30% more efficient than common low-energy bulbs

Creating better membranes for CO2 separation in biofuel production

To increase the efficiency of biofuel production, certain gasses need to be separated from the process. Zeolite membranes are particularly suited to this task, but are not a commercialised technology yet. This project aims to maximise the efficiency of these membranes

Efficient production of fuels from biomass

Biofuels from cultivated plants or waste products play an important role in reducing the consumption of fossil fuels in the future. This project makes use of an interdisciplinary approach in developing processes for new, biomass-based synthetic fuels

Converting light and water into Hydrogen

Solar energy is an abundant resource, and hydrogen has potential to be a central energy carrier in our future energy systems. This project aimed to make the production of hydrogen-based fuels using solar energy more cost-efficient

Using nanotechnology to increase fuel cell durability (2007-2010)

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are considered a cornerstone technology for a future hydrogen-based economy. However, high costs of materials and insufficient durability hindered widespread its utilisation.  This project used carbon nanotubes (CNT) and nanofibres (CNF) to increase the durability of this promising technology

Creating more efficient algae-based biofuels (2008-2010)

In producing biomass fuels, it is important to compare production alternatives for various primary sources. This project aimed at optimising algal culturing as a source for biodiesel production, as algae have several advantages to land based biomass. Algae reproduce several times a day, their lipid content is higher than that of terrestrial plants, algal production does not compete for land with food production

Developing membranes and conductors for fuel cells (2007-2010)

Materials play a significant role in the efficiency of advanced energy technologies. This project developed highly efficient materials for fuel cells and carbon capture and storage. Activities focused both on membranes for the separation hydrogen and on materials with high electrical conductivity

Testing organic solar cells (2007-2010)

This project aimed to find ways to enhance our understanding of how best to use organic materials for the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It developed a platform for the evaluation of organic photovoltaic solar cells

Promoting bioenergy in the Baltic Sea Region

The Bioenergy Promotion project promotes the development of sustainable production and commercialisation of biomass in the Baltic Sea Region. Nordic Energy Research is one of 33 partners from 10 countries…

The Bioenergy Promotion project promotes the development of sustainable production and commercialisation of biomass in the Baltic Sea Region. Nordic Energy Research is one of 33 partners from 10 countries in this EU-funded project.

SmartGrids European Research Area Network

Grid related challenges in the future are especially related to strong consumer response, large scale supplies of renewable electricity and high levels of distributed generation. This European Research Area Network…

Grid related challenges in the future are especially related to strong consumer response, large scale supplies of renewable electricity and high levels of distributed generation. This European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) aims meet these challenges through harmonisation and mutual opening of national research programmes. Nordic Energy Research has extensive experience in the field of transnational research, which makes it possible for us to play an active role in facilitating calls for research proposals.

Next generation fuel cell materials

This project aims to facilitate the development of fuel cells with low weight, compact design and low cost. A wide implementation of fuel cells will contribute to lower CO2 emissions…

This project aims to facilitate the development of fuel cells with low weight, compact design and low cost. A wide implementation of fuel cells will contribute to lower CO2 emissions and improve air quality, especially in urban areas.

Northern Light Emitting Diode initiative

This project brings together a wide range of research fields from materials to social sciences. The participants aim to develop a new type of white Light Emitting Diode (LED) which…

This project brings together a wide range of research fields from materials to social sciences. The participants aim to develop a new type of white Light Emitting Diode (LED) which has a high light quality and is 30% more efficient than common low-energy bulbs.

Creating better membranes for CO2 separation in biofuel production

To increase the efficiency of biofuel production, certain gasses need to be separated from the process. Zeolite membranes are particularly suited to this task, but are not a commercialised technology…

To increase the efficiency of biofuel production, certain gasses need to be separated from the process. Zeolite membranes are particularly suited to this task, but are not a commercialised technology yet. This project aims to maximise the efficiency of these membranes.

Efficient production of fuels from biomass

Biofuels from cultivated plants or waste products play an important role in reducing the consumption of fossil fuels in the future. This project makes use of an interdisciplinary approach in…

Biofuels from cultivated plants or waste products play an important role in reducing the consumption of fossil fuels in the future. This project makes use of an interdisciplinary approach in developing processes for new, biomass-based synthetic fuels.

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