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Norway to fund eight new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

The Research Council of Norway has granted funding to eight new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). Each new centre is guaranteed an annual allocation of NOK 15‒25 million for up to eight years.
Date: 27.05.2016

13 FME-søknader

13 søknader ble sendt inn til utlysningen av nye Forskningssentre for miljøvennlig energi.
Date: 13.09.2016

Active collaboration between Japan and Norway

The spotlight will be on environment-friendly energy at this year’s Japan-Norway Science Week. The event, organised for the third time, will be held in Tokyo 27–28 May.
Date: 13.09.2016


Date: 15.08.2014

Positive mid-term evaluation of Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research

The eight initial Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) received high marks from the panel of international experts that evaluated them half-way through their period of operation. There are, however, several areas where there is room for improvement.
Date: 06.06.2013

Powering up a new energy programme

The Research Council of Norway’s soon-to-be-concluded programme Clean Energy for the Future (RENERGI) will be handing over many valuable results to its successor. Preparations for the new programme are well underway.
Date: 27.06.2012

The RCN grant application process: step by step

A simple video is now available which explains the Research Council of Norway’s grant application system and how applications are processed.
Date: 21.09.2012

Charting a course for future energy solutions

As a major energy producer, Norway has an obligation to develop clean energy solutions both at home and internationally. Eight years of activities under the Research Council of Norway’s Large-scale Programme on Clean Energy for the Future (RENERGI) have produced many valuable results
Date: 04.10.2011

Three new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research

The new research centres will study the interactions between technology and society and will examine Norway’s energy policy challenges from a social science perspective.
Date: 15.02.2011

Tremendous opportunities for renewable energy

At the Renewable Energy Research Conference in Trondheim, 400 participants from Norway and abroad spent two intense days exchanging information. They agreed that research efforts must be accelerated in order to tackle global climate challenges.
Date: 07.12.2010

Cooperation with China gaining momentum

Leading Chinese and Norwegian researchers in the field of climate and energy technology have identified several areas for future research cooperation.
Date: 07.12.2010

Power grid in a global perspective

One of the greatest challenges of increasing the production of renewable energy is the actual transmission of the electricity to consumers. The International Energy Agency (IEA) is seeking to equip regulating authorities with the tools to optimally strengthen and expand power grids. Norway participates in several IEA working groups.
Date: 07.12.2010

New research alliances in the EU

Europe’s leading research institutions are joining forces to speed up the development of environment-friendly energy technologies. The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) officially launched four Joint Programmes on 4 June 2010, and an additional six programmes are under establishment.
Date: 07.12.2010

OWEC Tower wins Energy Founder Award for 2010

OWEC Tower, a Bergen-based company that envisioned a market for developing offshore wind farms long before others did, was awarded the Energy Founder Award for 2010. The company develops and supplies subsea constructions for large-scale offshore wind turbines.
Date: 07.12.2010