Newsletter March 2019

The physicist working to reduce cow belches

When cows belch methane they make a big contribution to global warming. In a project designed to measure methane emissions from cows, Tekna member Øyvind Nordbø is applying his maths and physics background in a search to pinpoint the cows that burp the least, so that Norwegian farmers can breed them.
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Cutting climate gas emissions with electric roads

“Forget about range anxiety. In the future, we will drive on electric roads where our cars are charged while we are on the move,” says Tekna member Runar Søråsen.
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Electric ferries – a success for the climate and for Norwegian battery production

“By as early as 2022, so many electric ferries will be in operation that annual emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere will be 300 000 units less than at present, which corresponds to the discharges of 150 000 cars. Achieving zero emissions from Norwegian ferry operations by 2030 is by no means unrealistic,” say Ole Kristian Sollie and Edvard Sandvik of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
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Under starter’s orders in Brevik – emissions to be cut by half

How will Norway reach its goal of reducing climate gas emissions by at least 40 per cent in 2030 compared to 1990 and by 80 to 95 per cent in 2050, as required under the Climate Act?

In the industrial and mining sector Norcem’s cement production plant in Brevik could be about to break new ground with the introduction of full-scale carbon capture.
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Published: Monday, February 4, 2019