R & D partners
  • SINTEF Industry
  • University of Southeast Norway
  • NTNU
  • RISE Fire Research AS
  • University of Stavanger
  • University of Bergen
  • Gexcon AS
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • National Center for Scientific Research «Demokritos»
  • Eviny Elektrifisering AS
  • Equinor Energy AS
  • Gassco
  • Total Energies EP Norway
  • Safetec Nordic AS
  • Greenstat Hydrogen AS
  • Ballard Power Systems Norway
  • Air Liquide
  • Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
  • Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.
  • Technip Energies N.V.
  • Gasnor AS
  • GTRGaz
  • Møre- og Romsdal Fylkeskommune
  • BP Exploration Operating Company Limited

Partner descriptions

SINTEF is an independent, non-profit research foundation, one of the largest independent contract research organizations in Europe. It is a multidisciplinary organization performing contract research, ranging from basic through applied research to commercialisation of results. The research team New Energy Solutions has more than 20 years’ experience in hydrogen technology, varying from basic material research to coordination of demonstration projects, both nationally and internationally. Relevant examples with respect to safety, guidelines and public acceptance are related to projects on hydrogen heavy duty trucks.
University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is the fourth largest university in Norway. The University is based at eight campuses located in South Eastern Norway. USN’s ambition is to contribute to research based developments in working life and society.
The research group of Telemark Process Safety, Combustion and Explosion Laboratory at the Department for Process, Energy and Environmental Technology is a research group with long experience in industrial safety and research with a special focus on hydrogen and other energy carriers. The main research activity is on hydrogen safety for the whole value chain where the focus is on physical effects, pre-normative research and safe design of hydrogen systems. USNs research is both theoretical and experimental with laboratory facilities for studying effects of fire and explosions, among other things. The theoretical research is focused on development of tools for prediction of physical effects together with experimental results.

NTNU has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. Nicola Paltrinieri is part of the RAMS group within the NTNU department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. RAMS stands for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety. The RAMS group is multidisciplinary and has deep understating of both mathematical/physical tools and concrete industrial systems. The RAMS group is acknowledged as one of the world-leading academic group in the domain.
RISE Fire Research is a research institute, jointly owned by SINTEF and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. RFR offers fire technical expert services for a fire safe society to industries and parts of the society where fire constitutes a risk. We have one of Europe’s largest fire test facilities, and conduct small to large scale standardized and tailored fire tests, both for commercial assignments and in research projects. Our main activities are analytical and experimental research on fire safety, -dynamics, -prevention and mitigation, -testing, -investigations and risk assessment. We have high expertise in oil & gas fires and tunnel safety.
The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Various departments carry out research activities on hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy carriers for the whole value chain, from production, storage to usage. The department of safety, economy and planning carries out research and offers study programmes at all levels within Risk management and societal safety, Industrial economics and City and regional planning. The department has, over time, consistently been among Norway’s most productive research communities. Our research explores how risk analysis approaches can be associated with strength of knowledge dimensions to become an effective decision support tool for hydrogen systems.
University of Bergen (UiB) is a medium-sized European university with 20 000 students and 4 000 staff, spread across seven faculties and 90 departments and centres. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MN) hosts the activities related to the prioritised area Climate and Energy Transition, including a dedicated study program in energy technology. The Department of Physics and Technology (IFT) hosts the research group on Energy and Process Safety Technology (EPST). This group operates the HySALA infrastructure (under development), coordinates the Joint Industry Project (JIP) HyRISE on chemical inhibition of hydrogen explosions, is research partner and manager for WP3 in SH2IFT‐2, and hosts the researcher project “Safe Hydrogen Implementation: Pre-normative research for Ships” (SH2IPS). UiB is active in various national and international networks and initiatives that support safe and sustainable production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels. This includes the Norwegian Centre for Expertise (NCE) Maritime CleanTech (MCT), Ocean Hyway Cluster (OHC), International Association for Hydrogen Safety (IA HySafe), European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP), European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECHA), several initiatives under the International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme (Hydrogen TCP), the International Hydrogen Energy Centre (IHEC) initiative by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG), and various international conferences and seminars. UiB is also the host for the Norwegian Research School on Hydrogen and Hydrogen-based Fuels (HySchool), a joint initiative from UiB, UiO, NTNU, UiS, UiT, USN and NMBU.
Gexcon is a world-leading company in safety and risk management and advanced engineering analyses. We help our partners identify, prevent and mitigate toxic and flammable hazards in their facilities. Our solutions include advanced engineering software, expert consultancy and incident investigation, and laboratory and large-scale fire and explosion tests.
Partner Descriptions