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Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future

HighEFF will spearhead the development and commissioning of emerging, energy efficient and cross-sectorial technologies for the Norwegian industry with the primary objectives:

  • Enable 20-30 % reduction in specific energy use and 10 % in emissions through implementation of the developed technologies and solutions; hence support the EU target of 40 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and 27 % increase in energy efficiency by 2030.
  • Allow value creation for the Norwegian industry by developing 15-20 new innovative solutions for energy and cost-efficient plants, energy recovery and utilization of surplus heat.
  • Develop methods and tools for analysis, design and optimization of energy efficient systems.
  • Build an internationally leading Centre for strategic research within industrial energy efficiency.
  • Generate 6 KPN, 8 IPN, 6 DEMO and 4 EU spin-off projects
  • Enable competence building by educating 22 PhD/Post.docs candidates, 50 MSc candidates, and training/recruitment of 30 experts in industrial energy efficiency.
  • Disseminate and communicate project results; 150 journal articles and conference papers.

Project start

September 2016

Project duration

96 months

Project partners

SINTEF ER (Lead), 14 Research Partners (incl. AIT), 37 Industry Partners

Funding line

Norwegian Call for "New Centers for Environment-friendly Energy Research”

Project website


AIT contacts

René Hofmann