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13 May 2022

Electric Flying Boat Might Transform Travelling

A Norwegian company is now developing a small electric seaplane that can transform local passenger traffic on a large scale. The design of the hull is currently being tested in SINTEF's towing tank in Trondheim. The Research Council of Norway is providing NOK 16 million in funding for the seaplane project. The money will be used to get a full-scale prototype in the air within three years.
7 Jun 2021

Robotic Microplankton Sniffer Dog

The microscopic, free-floating algae called phytoplankton — and the tiny zooplankton that eat them — are notoriously difficult to count. Researchers need to know how a warming climate will affect them both. A new kind of smart, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle can help.
2 Jun 2021

Introducing 3D Printing Under Water

The project will allow for in-situ repairs of subsea components like flowlines and conductors, by use of additive manufacturing techniques - significantly extending the lifetime of the assets.
12 May 2021

Elkem Establishes Vianode Dedicated to Advanced Battery Materials

Elkem has successfully commissioned its industrial pilot for battery materials in Kristiansand, Norway, starting industrial scale pilot production for customers. As the next step towards large-scale production, Elkem is now establishing Vianode as a new company and brand dedicated to develop and produce sustainable and high quality active anode materials to meet the needs of the exponentially growing electric vehicles marketplace.
11 Jan 2021

Hungry Salmon Revealed with Sound Waves and AI

The feed cost represents about 50 percent of the costs of farming salmon. But how do we know if the salmon is hungry or still full? Researchers have rethought to find answers. The result is less wastage and pollution - and enough food for the salmon.
17 Dec 2020

The Aquaculture Industry's New Maintenance Robot

This ROV can fully operate on its own, and follow along with fish's behaviour and health with its Argus eyes - all while keeping a safe distance. It even inspects the technical standard of the enclosure while it's at it
13 Oct 2020

Elkem receives Enova financial support for planning Northern Recharge

Elkem has received NOK 10 million in financial support from Enova to fund the initial planning of the potential large-scale battery materials plant in Norway, named Northern Recharge.
6 Apr 2020

Robotic Turtles for Fish Farms

Robotic turtles used for surveillance could help prevent escapes from salmon farms. The "turtle robots" are paving the way for a technology that improves monitoring inside sea cages.
17 Dec 2018

Making Sense of Opposite Views on Fuel Cell Vehicles

Fuel cell vehicles are being trialled in mines, on farms, in construction, on roads, as boats, as trains.
8 Nov 2018

ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
18 Jul 2017

Solar panel cleaning robot

t a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with today's task. Hundreds of square metres of solar panels are waiting to be cleaned - as quickly and effectively as possible. And without the use of chemicals or any unwanted discharges to the natural environment. The robot is the result of a joint project between Norwegian researchers and the Hungarian company ProDSP Technology.
12 Jun 2017

Robot ships will be energy independent

IDTechEx reports on electric boats correctly predicted the advent of autonomous electric ships. We even see them becoming energy independent using such things as solar roads as rugged decking and airborne wind energy in the form of tethered drones flying at up to 1000 meters where the winds are consistent and have four times the energy.
3 Apr 2017

Air could be the world's next battery

Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy cannot be used immediately when it is generated, it needs to be stored until it is needed.
27 Dec 2016

Astronauts to get help from snake robots

Researchers are looking into how a snake robot might carry out maintenance work on the International Space Station, study comets, and explore the possibility of living and working in lava tunnels on the Moon.
10 May 2016

Green light for plant-based food packaging

Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and tells us when it is no longer fit to eat will result in less waste.
2 Nov 2015

Researchers to develop energy harvesting power roads

Over the course of their lifetimes all constructions, including roads and bridges, should generate more energy than they consume.
10 Sep 2009

ReVolt Technology applies for $30 million government research grant

ReVolt Technology applies for $30 million in government research grants accelerating development of innovative zinc-air batteries for vehicles and renewable energy storage.
2 Jan 2009

Finding better materials for solar cells

New research could lead to cheaper solar cells with vast potential
26 Jan 2006

Scoop: Tracetracker to present and exhibit

Tracetracker to present and exhibit at the Food Traceability conference Dallas Feb 1-2