Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

News archive for Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

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.
September brought several interesting presentations to the Bergen Energy Lab. We heard about electricity markets, a new renewable cluster in Bergen, solar energy and much more. Read about this, as well as upcoming events, in this edition of the Bergen Energy Lab newsletter.
Jørgen Knutsen graduated from the UiB energy master in 2015 with a specialization in thermal machinery. In his master thesis, he performed energy, exergy and exergoeconomic analysis for an existing combined heat & power unit with an imagined waste-heat recovery unit attached.
Karina Garnes Reigstad, advisor at the Department of Business Development in the City of Bergen, held a presentation in Bergen Energy Lab on September 26.
On the 19th of September, Endre Tvinnereim, senior researcher at UniResearch Rokkansenteret and Center for Research on Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), presented the following paper: Physical changes and risks to humans: Explaining what people in four European countries associate with climate change
The half-day seminar arranged by the Bergen Energy Lab and the ENE centre at NHH discussed some of the major challenges in designing efficient and sustainable electricity markets.
On the 12th of September, Tor Sørevik from the Department of Mathematics held a presentation in Bergen Energy Lab. He talked about research challenges within the field of Photovoltaic Solar Energy, and his collaborations with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.
Kristine Domaas Klemetsen was one of the first graduates from the master’s programme in Energy at UiB. She wrote a master thesis about the wake effects at the Sheringham Shole wind farm, in cooperation with the company Aquiloz. Now she works as an Energy Engineer at GK in Bergen, contributing to large energy reductions in industrial buildings.
Finn Gunnar Nielsen was the head of the R&D project where the first full-scale prototype of a floating wind turbine was developed. He held a talk at Bergen Energy Lab the 29th of August, telling the story of Hywind from the idea was born to the world’s first floating wind farm currently being installed in Scotland.