IFE, Institute for Energy Technology, researches for a better future
Since 1948, we have been a frontrunner in international energy research. The knowledge we have developed has saved the petroleum industry several hundred billion Norwegian kroner. We have contributed to the development of ground-breaking cancer medicine, new solutions in renewable energy, more energy-efficient industrial processes, zero-emission transport solutions and future-oriented energy systems.
Our research reactors have led to better nuclear safety in our neighboring countries and around the world, and were also key in leading research on energy and materials in Norway. The reactor operations were terminated in 2018-2019, and IFE’s nuclear activities are currently in a transition phase, preparing for decommissioning.
IFE holds a license to own and operate nuclear plants and fuel storage facilities in Halden and Kjeller until 31 December 2028. The government agency Norwegian nuclear decommissioning (NND) will take over the license for the reactors and nuclear facilities to be decommissioned at a point before the IFE license period expires, with target date 1.1.2024.
At IFE, we build bridges between research, education and industry. We have extensive infrastructure and full-scale laboratories where theoretical models are transformed into commercial activities. IFE has unique expertise and systems within radiation protection and environmental monitoring of radioactive and chemical emissions. This makes us an important partner for companies that want to research, develop and produce new solutions for renewable energy and medicine using radioactive sources.
The digitalization of society is seeing the emergence of a new era. IFE has broad digital expertise and contributes to quality assurance and efficiency improvements for customers in the public sector and in trade and industry. When the next chapter in Norway’s history is written, it will be about how we adapt. We must create new and sustainable jobs. At IFE we have already begun – we are conducting research for a better future.