ARC is involved in projects within renewable energy that range from testing and applying the newest technology to develop ethical and philosophical frameworks for how to use them. This involves projects for capturing CO2 and utilizing it on spot to grow fish feed from algea, constructing smart grids and developing technological solutions to facilitate the transition to renewable energy. The interdisciplinary thinking and practice that lies behind these projects is at the core of ARCs philosophy. They have already yielded exciting results, and some of them of an unexpected character! It turns out the salmon that eat the algea grown from CO2 are more resistant to lice then those fed conventionally. We are looking forward to those discoveries that lie ahead, and that might contribute to solve some of the challenges of our time.
Our Work Themes:
- Ethical and social science perspective of RE and CO2 management
- Distributed production and consumption (prosumption)
- Renewable electricity generation
- Sustainable thermal energy
- Energy from biomass
- CO2 management: Subprojects include iCCU, CHOCO, and NordCO2
- Charging Technology for small electric boats and air crafts.
This list will be updated as we engage in new projects.
Smart Senja – The Energy System of the Future
Smart Senja is about utilizing state-of-the art technologies to implement renewable energy on a larger scale. Senja is an island located at the end of the electrical grid, with a fast growing industry. They have surpassed the capacity of their main transmission lines, but rather then going for the conventional solution of constructing new main transmission cables they have taken part in this project of building the ‘Energy System of the Future’.
Climate Change – and the transition to a zero emission society
A series of videos based on six public seminars given by Andrea Tilche at UiT, during the winter and spring of 2019. They endeavour to open a broader discussion on the subject by looking at the physical, ideal, political, economic and social roots of the problem. The goal is to frame a proposal where Universities, as sites of cultural development and new generations, are essential actors of change in the transition towards a sustainable zero-carbon society .
Catalysts for Homogeneous conversion of CO2
The CHOCO research team is combining computational and experimental approaches to develop novel and selective catalysts for chemical conversion of small molecules such as H2 and CO2 . The main focus is on homogeneous catalysis, but also biocatalytic approaches are explored.
interdiciplinary Carbon Capture and Utilization
iCCU is an interdisciplinary project at UiT aiming at optimising industrially relevant technologies for chemical and biological CO2 Capture and Usage (CCU) by taking into account environmental, ethical, and business-related aspects.
The Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion
NordCO2 is a network for Nordic researchers working on chemical CO2 conversion in the Nordic countries.