The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF (GTS) was established in 2003 and is the largest centre for gas technology research and education in Norway. GTS provides new knowledge and technology which will contribute to efﬁcient, environmentally friendly and proﬁtable utilization of natural gas.
The GTS focuses on exploring and exploiting the synergism of multidisciplinary research based on NTNU and SINTEF’s expertise that encompasses the entire value chain from the energy source to the end user.
The mission of GTS is to act as a common interface in gas technology R&D between NTNU/ SINTEF and the market.
More speciﬁcally, GTS will:
1. Increase the visibility of gas technology R&D at NTNU/SINTEF, both externally and internally
2. Promote new R&D opportunities and initiatives
3. Inﬂuence Norwegian national priorities
4. Ensure top quality education and recruitment of students and researchers
5. Be active in networking and internationalization activities
6. Promote internal coordination and synergism in gas technology R&D at NTNU/SINTEF
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
NTNU represents academic eminence in technology and natural sciences as well as in other
academic disciplines. Its academic scope ranges from technology, the natural sciences, the social
sciences, the humanities, medicine, architecture to fine art. Cross-disciplinary cooperation at
NTNU results in innovative and creative solutions.
The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. SINTEF’s
goal is to contribute to wealth creation and to the sound, sustainable development of society.
SINTEF generates new knowledge and solutions for its clients, based on research and
development in technology, medicine, the natural sciences and the social sciences.
Statoil is an integrated oil and gas company with substantial international activities and is a strategic partner of GTS. The resources from Statoil finance cooperation projects and activities relevant for realizing the New Energy strategy of Statoil. The resources fund PhD and postdoctoral fellowships, laboratory equipment, network building and management of the GTS. During 2004-2009 a full professorship in hydrogen technology has been funded by Statoil under the GTS cooperation. The position is held by Associate Professor Hilde J. Venvik, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU. The agreement aims to further develop the cooperation between NTNU/SINTEF and Statoil.