Member introduction

SINTEF is one of the largest independent research organizations in Europe with around 2000 employees. SINTEF creates value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop technological solutions that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is amultidisciplinary organisation with over 90% of the income coming from bilateral industrial research contracts
and participation in European or National research projects. The institute carries out industrial contract research, as well as basic research in close collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and the University of Oslo.
SINTEF Industry specialises in materials- and nano-technology, applied and analytical chemistry,
biotechnology and environmental sciences. The involved research groups have comprehensive competence on advanced chemical analysis, modelling, optimization of process units, separation processes and the material and energy integration of bio‐chemical and thermo‐chemical conversion pathways. The institute has extensive knowledge within biochemical (molecular biology, bioreactor design, operation and fermentation optimization) and chemical engineering (catalysis, thermodynamics, reactor modelling, mathematics and flow modelling). The discipline also involves the demonstration of the liability of a product or a process through
fundamental laboratory work, manifesting its usefulness in pilot scale operation and using the results to design and make cost estimates for a full‐scale process. Finally, competence within membrane synthesis, surfacemodification and characterization complement the knowledge on separation processes.

Direct contacts

Contact:Bernd Wittgens


This member is

  • Large enterprise

Member's key competencies

Industry served

  • Biomaterials/biorefinery
  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Metals & mining


  • Analytical lab
  • Modelling
  • Process design
  • R&D
  • Solutions
  • Technology

Products and services

  • Chemicals
  • Energy/green energy
  • Expertise
  • Fertilizer/nutrients

Technologies and solutions

Separation technologies

  • Membranes/filters
  • Nutrient recovery technologies

Supporting technologies and services

  • Infrastructure development
  • Process evaluation/redesign
  • Process optimization & efficiency

Member's place in the value chain

  • Components
  • Technology development
  • OEM
  • Technology provider
  • System integrator
  • Full plant delivery
  • EPC
  • Consumables
  • Service provider
  • Enduser/producer

Consortium partners

  • Build consortium
  • Co-ordinate the Writing process
  • Coordinator
  • Partner
  • Provide piloting site
  • Steering team participant
  • Writer

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