Dear LowEmission friend,

Another year has passed, and we are pleased to present you with the 2021 edition of the LowEmission annual report. The topic of Norway's emissions – and how to reduce them – is as relevant as it ever was, which makes developing an array of solutions to reach our climate goals all the more important.

We look forward to another year of research and collaboration with our partners. Read on to get the latest update about our activities.

Stefania Gardarsdottir
Acting LowEmission Centre Director


LowEmission annual report 2021

Get the full story about our activities in 2021 in the latest edition of our Annual Report.

LowEmission now on LinkedIn

Be sure to follow the brand new LowEmission LinkedIn page to get updates as soon as they are ready. We will also continue sending newsletters periodically of course.
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Arendalsuka and COP26

LowEmission, along with FMEs NCCS, NorthWind and NTRANS, contributed to a high-level report presented at Arendalsuka. The report was titled "Nordsjøen som plattform for grønn omstilling". LowEmission also co-wrote to another report, in collaboration with the same group of research centres. This second report was presented at COP26, the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, UK. That report was titled "The North Sea as a springboard for the green transition".

LowEmission webinar series

The LowEmission autumn webinar series was kicked off in September. The webinars showcase some of the work done in the Centre this year and have stimulated discussions and exchange of ideas between the researchers and industry partners in the Centre. The webinars have been well received, with 30-100 participants for each! Here is the full list.

  • 30 Sept
    TotalEnergies - Energy from Waves and tides (Innovation Challenge)
  • 7 Oct
    SINTEF - Towards estimation of long-term power demand for installation on the NCS
  • 14 Oct
    SINTEF - Offshore heat-to-power cycles - How we are solving design and operational challenges?
  • 21 Oct
    SINTEF - NCS C+: The Norwegian Continental Shelf
  • 28 Oct
    SINTEF - Electrical Power Components; Challenges due to load variations, power electronics and new materials
  • 04 Nov
    SINTEF - Hydrogen Fuel Cells – more than just H2 + ½ O2 → H2O
  • 11 Nov
    SINTEF - Reducing emissions by reducing water production
  • 25 Nov
    SINTEF - Feasibility and environmental analysis for a 100 km tie-back solution with cold-flow
  • 2 Dec
    SINTEF - Case study Partial Decarbonization of Johan Castberg by Ammonia Addition in Fuel
If you have not attended a LowEmission webinar yet and want to be added to our webinar mailing list, send an email to Tore Lyngås.


Four more spin-off projects have been awarded funding during the course of 2021. Congratulations to the teams behind CleanOFF Hub, DeMoKab, LINCCS and Ocean Grid.
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LowEmission Consortium Days 2021

The centre had its first major in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic on 17-18 November in Trondheim. You can read all about it in this blog. Read more
Audience at LowEmission Consortium days 2021

Offshore energy hubs: a useful tool to decarbonise the Norwegian continental shelf's energy system

Offshore energy hubs are poised to play an important role in the North Sea's green transition. These hubs will serve as connecting points and storage sites for the energy produced with offshore renewables. Building them optimally to get the best results at the lowest possible cost will require careful analysis. … Read more
Concept illustration of an offshore energy hub with wind turbines in the background.

Wind energy for offshore installations:
Opportunities and challenges

Natural gas represented approximately 50% of the Norwegian production of oil equivalents in 2020. However, not all gas extracted from the Norwegian Continental Shelf is transported to land. Part of it is burnt in low-efficiency, single-cycle gas turbines … Read more
Wind turbines in the foreground, with oil platforms in the background.


Acting Centre Director: Stefania Osk Gardarsdottir

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