ISES 2013 - Day 3 - Unni Steinsmo (CEO, Sintef) - Innovation


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Two different perspectives on innovation will be presented. The first one, given by SINTEF, with a research point of view and another one given by an experienced entrepreneur. The session will highlight the key role that research and innovation will play towards a more sustainable future

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ISES 2013 - Day 3 - Unni Steinsmo (CEO, Sintef) - Innovation

  1. 1. Technology for a better society 1 Research is a part of the solution ISES June 15th Trondheim President/CEO SINTEF Unni Steinsmo " In SINTEF you can dream the big dreams and make them come true. "
  2. 2. Technology for a better society SINTEF 1950 – 2013: From a contract office at NTNU to one of the largest contract research institutes in Europe •CUSTOMERS: Annual turnover 3 billion NOK – Customers in 60 countries •SCIENCE: International leading competence within natural science, technology, health and social sciences. •PEOPLE: 2,100 employees from 70 nationalities. 51% of our researchers have a Ph.D.
  3. 3. Technology for a better society Our innovation model is a non linear model From problem definition through origination and refinement of ideas to transformation into something useful ” "Problems set and solved in the context of an application"
  4. 4. Technology for a better society Our ethical guidelines for research ½You must conform to the rules of science ½You must be honest ½You must be firm ½You must be generous ½You must be transparent ½You must be aware 4 The need to build trust. We need a dialogue about the social contract between the researcher and the society.
  5. 5. Technology for a better society 5 This is our time. The great challenges. The great possibilities. Our responsibility: To take care of the environment, To manage the resources, to create the jobs of the future and the good society.
  6. 6. Technology for a better society The challenge: Energy use and Climate change 6 Business as usual – 6DS New policies – 4DS Sustainable – 2DS 58 Gt 40 Gt 18 Gt The world
  7. 7. Technology for a better society The possibility: Technologies 7 Energy effiency CCS Renewable energy The world
  8. 8. Technology for a better society Quest for fundamental understanding ? No Yes Yes No Pasteurs Quadrant: basic science and technological innovation Donald E. Stokes 1997 Pure basic research (Bohr) Use-inspired Basic research (Pasteur) Pure applied research (Edison) We need all types of research! A holistic approach, basic research, technology, knowledge about people and society is needed to take the right decisions and deliver the solutions. Consideration of use
  9. 9. Technology for a better society The Research Council of Norway has nominated research centres of high international standard to solve various challenges in the fields of energy and the environment. 1. BIGCCS Centre – International CCS Research Centre 2. CEDREN - Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy 3. CenBio - Bioenergy Innovation Centre 4. NOWITECH - Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology 5. The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology 6. ZEB - The Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings 7. CenSES - Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies 8. CREE - Centre for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy
  10. 10. Technology for a better society State of the art post-combustion capture technologies have an energy penalty on a power plant in the range of 7-10 percentage points (with a CO2 capture rate of around 90%) State of the art CO2 capture technologies are efficient separation processes, and we should probably not expect dramatic improvements in the overall performance of the capture process Research carried out by SINTEF and other organizations in recent years have shown that emissions from CO2 capture plants is a manageable problem 10 CO2 capture technology is ready for commercial deployment today
  11. 11. Technology for a better society CCS Developments in energy requirement for Post-Combustion CO2 capture 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Electricity for flue gas blower Electricity CO2 compression Steam for CO2 separation Efficiency loss Breakdown %
  12. 12. Technology for a better society 12 CCS In Salah gas field, Algeria • InSAR monitoring has measured accurate elevation of the surface (10 to 40 mm) corresponding to the extension of CO2 plume 2000 m below. • Surface monitoring of CO2 reviled a well leakage that was quickly remediated
  13. 13. Technology for a better society 13 CCS Example of monitoring: Biannual 3D seismic on Sleipner Seismic profiles of the growing CO2 plume from 1994 to 2006 verifies that no CO2 has escaped
  14. 14. Technology for a better society Solar electricity- getting closer to grid parity PV learning curve: Source: Breyer and Gerlach, 2010 The steepest learning curve among renewable technologies - 22 % price reduction for every cumulative doubling of capacity. Average annual growth 40 % last decade.
  15. 15. Technology for a better society 15 Offshore Wind Cost savings by optimising spar buoy design
  16. 16. Technology for a better society Zero Emission Buildings: The ambition Energy standard, single family houses in Norway -100 -50 0 50 100 150 200 250 Today's average standard Buildings code, 2007 Passive house standard Net zero energy Plus energy Annuallyenergydemand/production:kWh/m2 Energy demand Energy production Source: SINTEF Byggforsk
  17. 17. Technology for a better society The ZEB research activities: Five areas that interact and influence each other – WP1 Advanced materials technologies – WP2 Climate-adapted low-energy envelope technologies – WP3 Energy supply systems and services – WP4 Use, operation, and implementation – WP5 Concepts and strategies
  18. 18. Technology for a better society A partnership for sustainability: The European Energy Research Alliance