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Three celebrations in one – new EU project, new laboratories, and the 100th anniversary of the NTNU Waterpower lab

On Monday 12 June, Trondheim is making a name for itself as a new European research capital for climate change technology, now that NTNU and SINTEF have been jointly awarded coordinator status for the European CCS infrastructure project ECCSEL ERIC.

The day kicked-off with this film:

Energy laboratories for the future – the presentations:

NTNU and SINTEF provide for the Green Transition, with excellent laboratories

Gunnar Bovim, Rector of NTNU
Gunnar Bovim, Rector of NTNU. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

Inge Gran’s presentation: To succeed, we must work across borders

Inge R. Gran, President for SINTEF Energy Research
Inge R. Gran, President for SINTEF Energy Research. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

Norway as host for ECCSEL ERIC and the importance of research infrastructure, Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation.

Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

Official handover of the ECCSEL ERIC plaque

Wolfgang Burtscher presents the ECCEL ERIC plaque to Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde and Sverre Quale, direktor of the ECCSEL laboratories.
Wolfgang Burtscher presents the ECCEL ERIC plaque to Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde and Sverre Quale, direktor of the ECCSEL laboratories. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

Possibilities and challenges for the Green Transition, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, State Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Carbon Capture and Storage possibilities and ECCSEL. What is new within CCS research?, Sverre Quale, ECCSEL project director

Director of the ECCSEL laboratory Sverre Quale. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen
Director of the ECCSEL laboratory Sverre Quale. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

The Waterpower laboratory’s significance for the Norwegian society now and in the future, Oluf Ulseth, Chief Executive of Energy Norway

Oluf Ulseth, Chief Executive of Energy Norway
Oluf Ulseth, Chief Executive of Energy Norway, Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

Opening ceremony in the renewed Thermal Energy laboratories with guided tour

Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, State Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy opened the laboratory by burning off a chain as a part of the formal opening.
Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, State Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy opened the laboratory by burning off a chain as a part of the formal opening. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen
Nils A. Røkke presenting the illustration that show the research areas of the laboratory.
Nils A. Røkke, Executive Vice President Sustainability – SINTEF and Terese Løvås, NTNU, presenting the illustration that show the research areas of the laboratory. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen
Mona Mølnvik, Research Director SINTEF, presenting new and vital laboratory infrastructure.
Mona Mølnvik, Research Director SINTEF, presenting new and vital laboratory infrastructure. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

 

Mario Ditaranto, Senior Research Scientist - SINTEF, presenting the HIPROX facility.
Mario Ditaranto, Senior Research Scientist – SINTEF, presenting the HIPROX facility. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

The Waterpower laboratory: then and now

Hege Brende, Centre Director FME Hydrocen, presentin HydroCen at the Waterpower laboratory.
Hege Brende, Centre Director FME Hydrocen, presentin HydroCen at the Waterpower laboratory. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

 

Guest studying intricate details in at the Waterpower laboratory.
Guest studying intricate details in at the Waterpower laboratory. Photo: NTNU/Thor Nielsen

 

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