The board of Nordic Energy Research has selected 10 of the 90 applications for funding in the Nordic Energy Research Programme Sustainable Energy Systems 2050. The aim of the programme is to develop integrated solutions between renewables, low-carbon transport and grids & markets.

The ten projects cover solar energy, bioenergy, wind energy, smart grids, policy projects and projects in the field of transportation. A total of 100 MNOK is divided between 8 research projects and 2 industry projects. The project partners cover all the Nordic countries and come from universities, research institutions and industry.

The ten projects are:

  1. CO2 electrofuel (Sustainable transport fuels based on renewable energy and innovative CO2 electrolysis) project leader: Haldor Topsøe A/S
  2. Northsol (Solar Parks in the North) project leader: Norut Narvik
  3. Aquafeed (Conversion of solar energy to infrastructure-ready transport fuels using aquatic photobiological organisms as the hydrocarbon feedstock producer) project leader: University of Turku
  4. ENERWOODS (Wood based energy systems from Nordic forests) project leader: University of Copenhagen
  5. TOP-NEST (Technology Opportunities in Nordic Energy System Transitions) project leader: NIFU
  6. HEISEC (High Efficiency Integrated Solar Energy Converter) project leader: VTT
  7. N-I-S-F-D (Nordic Initiative for Solar Fuel Development) project leader: Chalmers University of Technology
  8. NORSTRAT (Nordic power road map 2050: Strategic choices towards carbon neutrality) project leader: SINTEF
  9. OffWind, project leader: IRIS
  10. STRONgrid (Smart Transmission Grid Operation and Control) project leader: NTNU

Read more on the programme page.