Stiftelsen SINTEF (www.sintef.no) is the largest independent contract research organisation in Scandinavia and the 4th largest in Europe having around 2100 employers performing in the order of 9000 individual projects with an annual turnover of about 377 M€. It is a multidisciplinary organization with over 90% of the income coming from bilateral industrial research contracts and participation in European or National research projects. The institute carries out industrial contract research, as well as basic research, mainly in close collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and the University of Oslo. The institute SINTEF Materials and Chemistry is heavily involved in, and puts strategic emphasis on, biorefinery research for conversion of biomass to valuable products and energy.
The Department of Industrial Process Technology has extensive knowledge within chemical engineering, thermodynamics, reactor modelling, mathematics and flow modelling. Extensive and interdisciplinary work within oil and gas operations has generated a strong generic knowledge base for process design, optimization and integration, which is now utilized for research towards biorefinery.
The Departments of “Process Intensification and Catalysis” has long term competence within catalysis, material science and process development, and has recently been involved in a number of projects related to pyrolysis of lignin and lignocellulose, bio-oil upgrading and biomass reforming, including desulphurization, dehydration, hydrolysis, cracking reactions, synthesis and characterization of micro-and mesoporous materials, metal oxides, zeolites, different carrier materials, perovskites etc., separation and purification technologies.
Sintef Materials & Chemistry
Process Intensification and Catalysis
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654371