Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

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Can we really get rid of “all” fossil fuels within 2050?
One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century lies in the sustainable generation and use of energy, and universities play an important role.
On the 30th of January, Karoline Ullaland Hove from Greensight gave an update for the Bergen Energy Lab on the status of renewable energy and technology on a global and a local scale.
In a joint DIGSSCORE & Bergen Energy Lab lunch meeting, professor Kjersti Fløttum from the department of foreign languages spoke about "Language and climate action - conceptions and expressions of responsibility and obligation"
On the 29th of January, the Geophysical Institute, UiB and Statoil invited to a seminar on Statoil’s ambitions in offshore wind, industrial and research challenges
Christmas holidays are approaching and so is the end of the autumn semester for the Bergen Energy Lab.
Ernst Nordtveit, professor at the Faculty of Law, held a presentation for the Energy Lab on November 21. He gave and introduction to and analysis of the EU-ETS system, and how it is working (or not).
Read about the recent lunch meeting with Thor Øivind Jensen, associate professor at the Department of Administration and Organization theory
Read about the recent lunch meeting about the energy efficient HVAC system at HVL with Aina Eide from Sweco
Get up to date on what happened in the Bergen Energy Lab in October in this newsletter.
Did you know that the potential biogas resources in Hordaland amounts to about 240 GWh? That pellets can be used instead of coal in thermal power plants? Or that there is a biogas plant in Rådalen converting sludge into about 25 GWh of fuel quality bio gas per year? If you already knew this, you probably attended the Bergen Energy Lab half-day seminar on bioenergy on the 26th of October. If not,... Read more
Håkon Eidsvåg graduated from the master programme in energy in 2016 with a specialisation in solar cells. He wrote his master thesis about a solar absorber based on metal nanoparticles, and is now doing a PhD at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences on simulating different nanomaterials for the use in solar panels.
Runde Environmental Centre is an international research station that facilitates monitoring and research on the environment and serves as a test facility for ocean energy. On the 31st of October, Lars Golmen, partner in the Runde Environmental Centre and manager of the wave energy test site, gave an introduction to the center and spoke about recent ocean energy developments at the site.
Martin Greve is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics and Technology. On the 24th of October, he presented results from work carried out at the Bergen NanoStructures Laboratory including the use of metal nanoparticles to create highly efficient solar cells.
Jeff Graves is an architect working for ABO Plan & Arkitektur in Bergen, and the leader of the local BREEAM support network, BREEAM Support Hordaland. On the 17th of October, Jeff gave an introductory presentation to what BREEAM is and how it is used at the Bergen Energy Lab.
The Geophysical Institute is a hundred years in 2017. In October, the centenary was celebrated with a scientific symposium on climate, energy and geophysics.
In a joint Energy Lab/DIGSSCORE/CET lunch-meeting, professor Gisela Böhm from the Department of Psychosocial Science presented survey results on public acceptance of different energy sources.