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Hafenstrom at the DestinE Information Meeting

Hafenstrom recently participated in the DestinE information meeting, a significant event under the Horizon project [...]

Hafenstrom at Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger

Hafenstrom recently participated in the Nordic Edge Expo, a biennial event focused on smart city [...]

Hafenstrom Participates in Project Application Led by AIOTI

Hafenstrom has recently participated in a project application led by the Alliance for IoT and [...]

Hafenstrom Presents Status on Norwegian Health Pilot in Horizon 2020 Project AURORAL

Hafenstrom recently presented the status of the Norwegian health pilot, which is part of the [...]

Hafenstrom Presents Status in Horizon 2020 Project “SPADE”

Hafenstrom recently presented the status of Work Package 1 (WP1) in the Horizon project “SPADE” [...]

Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2025-2035

This report provides an analysis of the power electronics market for electric vehicles, with insights [...]

5 Key Areas Metal-Organic Frameworks Can Help Decarbonize

ccording to IEA’s 2023 update to its net zero roadmap, carbon capture technologies, more efficient [...]

Electric and Fuel Cell Buses 2025-2045

Buses are the most common form of public transport in the world and are integral [...]

Optical & Radio Frequency Metamaterials

In ‘Optical and RF Metamaterials Markets 2024-2034: Technology, Market, and Forecasts,’ IDTechEx comprehensively examines the [...]

Chemical Recycling and Dissolution of Plastics 2024-2034

Creating a circular economy is an essential sustainability target for stakeholders across the plastic value [...]

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

Meeting net-zero emissions targets will, above all, require swift and meaningful emissions reductions, which are [...]

New Regulations Targeting Forever Chemicals

The signing of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in 2001 marked a [...]

Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits 2024-2034

What are the benefits and challenges for Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits? Photonic Integrated [...]

3D Electronics/Additive Electronics 2024-2034

IDTechEx’s report ‘3D Electronics/Additive Electronics: 2024-2034″ analyses the technologies and market trends that promise to [...]

Advanced Li-ion Battery Technologies 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Forecasts

The global market for Li-ion battery cells alone is forecast to reach US$380 billion by [...]

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 2024: Emerging Applications, Alternatives, Regulations

“Forever chemicals”, the colloquial term for the family of chemicals known as PFAS, is coming [...]

Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft 2024-2044

This report provides comprehensive detail, from the basic pros and cons of the different electric [...]

Lidar 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts

In recent years, with the development and progress of autonomous-driving features, the automotive industry has [...]

Printed and Flexible Sensors 2024-2034

This report characterizes the markets, technologies, and players in printed and flexible sensors. The latest [...]

Quantum Technology: The Double-edged Sword in Fighting Cybercrime

The battle to secure communications is intensifying. Over the last twenty years hacking has grown [...]

Materials Informatics 2024-2034

Materials Informatics represents an R&D paradigm shift by fundamentally accelerating the time from innovation to [...]

Anode Free Zinc Battery Could Store Renewable Energy

        Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, could help decrease the world’s [...]

6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041

        One billion dollars hit the table in 2020 to kick start 6G communications. As [...]

Greener Air Traffic Operations (Horizon 2020 Project)

Funding: European (Horizon 2020)Duration: 01/20 – 06/23        The perception of environmental problems especially global [...]

Smart Cities Pivot to Water

Water is the elephant in the room. As the IDTechEx report, “Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: [...]

Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031

        Energy storage systems became an unavoidable asset along the different segments of the electricity [...]

New calculation models and methodologies – GIFT Project

Hafenstrom has provided new content and calculation models for electric ferries in the GIFT project. [...]

First Solar’s Photovoltaic Technology Completes 25 Years of Testing

        Determining how many years a solar panel will last can take, well, years. Intended [...]

Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041

        Smart cities are now much more ambitious. That means new materials are their biggest [...]

Smart Cities: Nothing New Under the Sun

        Check out those images of the city of the future and most of them [...]

Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041

        Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have seen a significant growth in sales over recent years [...]

Hafenstrom – Presentation from Incheon International Ocean Forum in South Korean

         Hafenstrom had the opportunity to present some of the knowledge and projects we have [...]

Holy Grail of Energy Storage Technology Receives Two Grants

        RheEnergise is one of only a select handful of businesses to have been awarded [...]

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2021-2031

The Importance of Charging Infrastructure           Consumers have range anxiety; range sells electric vehicles. [...]

European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

       The European Commission has decided to launch a €1 billion call for research and [...]

Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea and Air 2021-2041

        ‘Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea and Air 2021-2041’ puts IDTechEx’s core electric vehicle forecasts in [...]

Electric Ferry GIFT Project

        The Energy consumption of an electric ferry is affected by many external and internal [...]

E-ferry battery and charging (GIFT project)

       The GIFT project address energy flexibility on islands. Energy flexibility depends ultimately on knowledge [...]

Hafenstrom engagements in H2020 projects

       Electric ferries is an important contribution to reducing emissions. However, ferries may strain the [...]

Mirror Like Photovoltaics Get More Electricity out of Heat

       New heat-harnessing “solar” cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can’t convert to [...]

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing 2020-2030

        The new IDTechEx report, “Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing 2020-2030” assesses a multi-billion dollar [...]

The Evolving Energy Grid Demands High Energy Storage, and Power Output

       The electricity grid is undergoing its first evolution since the invention of the power [...]

Materials for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

       Traction batteries and motors in electric vehicles (EVs) are very different to the powertrain [...]

Efficient Low-Cost System for Producing Power at Night

        Researchers have designed an off-grid, low-cost modular energy source that can efficiently produce power [...]

Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040

        Only the new IDTechEx report, “Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040” covers the [...]

Sensors 2021-2041

      The new 238 page IDTechEx report, “Sensors 2021-2041” uniquely analyses the whole subject in [...]

For Solar Boom, Scrap silicon for This Promising Mineral

      When it comes to the future of solar energy cells, say farewell to silicon [...]

Advanced Electric Cars 2020-2040

        In their simplest form, an electric car consists of an energy storage device powering [...]

Record Conversion for Perovskite Solar Cells

        A team of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has created [...]

Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2020-2030: Technologies, Markets and Players

        The battery market has suddenly become alive again in recent years. On one hand, [...]

Li-ion Battery Recycling: 2020-2040

        With the rapid adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the demand for Li-ion batteries will [...]

1st TRIMIS Horizon Scanning Session

       The Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) is an open-access transport [...]

Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses 2021-2040

Battery Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses in China, Europe, US and India: Forecasts, [...]

Innovation Radar Project

        The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information and data gathered by independent experts [...]

Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

        A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead [...]

5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2020-2030

       5G is considered one of the largest market opportunities in the coming years, with [...]

Internet of Things 7th SC 41 Standardization

        The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of devices around the world [...]

Project SeNSE ( Horizon 2020 )

       The SeNSE proposal aims at enabling next generation lithium-ion batteries with a silicon-graphite composite [...]

Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040

        This new 230 page IDTechEx report, “Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040” concerns electricity [...]

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by [...]

GIFT Horizon 2020

What is Horizon 2020 ?         Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation [...]

Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero-Emission kW-MW 2020-2040

        This is the future of much electric power generation, displacing heating oil to power [...]

Norway Approves Floating Offshore Wind Project

        The Ministry of Petroleum and Industry in Norway has approved the plans for development [...]

Be careful what you wish of

       With tech giants targeting the transport sector, could local authorities lose control of their [...]

Environmental Gas Sensors 2020-2030

        Poor air quality causes more deaths annually than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. A lack [...]

Over and above

       The influence of intelligent streetlights is spreading. David Crawford finds that San Diego’s deployment [...]

The shape of things to come

        A consortium of European partners has demonstrated how the Internet of Things (IoT) can [...]

Electric Vehicles 2020-2030: 2nd Edition

       Electric Vehicles 2020-2030 is the most definitive market report for the electric vehicle industry [...]

Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

       There is a strong agreement that the market for electric vehicles is increasing, but [...]

New Green Technology Generates Electricity “Out of Thin Air”

              Electrical engineers and microbiologists have created a device they call an [...]


       The VICINITY IoT Platform is a free, open, and decentralized IoT platform. Compared to [...]

Enova enables power shore

        Enova has support schemes for shore power that include onshore infrastructure and shore power [...]

Enova gjør landstrøm mulig

        Enova har støtteordninger for landstrøm som inkluderer infrastruktur på land og landstrømsystemer i eksisterende [...]

Anti-Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night

        What if solar cells worked at night? That’s no joke, according to Jeremy Munday, [...]

P2P Parking – a Tromsø pilot project

        Since ancient times people lived in villages, but with the emergence of needs and [...]

SAH Stakeholder Conference: Connecting the dots in the agri-tech network

       On behalf of the IoF2020 Communication Team we would like to invite you to [...]

Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040

        IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called “Robot Shuttles and Autonomous [...]

Electric Trucks 2020-2030

        Along with the rest of the automotive sector, the medium and heavy-duty truck market [...]

Luxury cruise air emissions in Europe

        When it comes to nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions, cruise ships are also of great [...]

Green Shipping Programme

Norway establishes the world’s most efficient and environmentally friendly shipping.         Norway has committed itself [...]

RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2019-2029

        IDTechEx Research has analyzed the RFID market for over 20 years. This report provides [...]

5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2019-2029

        2019 marks the year for 5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G) to come to life, with [...]

The 2019 State of Energy Management

Smart Energy Decisions conducted the 2019 State of Energy Management survey, sponsored by Urjanet and [...]

The Battle of the Batteries

Carbon-based hybrid power capacitors:         How can hybrid power capacitors be best used and improve [...]

Radars 2020-2030: Technologies, Future Trends, Forecasts

       This report investigates the market for radar technology, specifically focusing on automotive applications. It [...]

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing 2020-2030

      “Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing 2020-2030” assesses a multi-billion dollar opportunity from major unsolved [...]

The Li-ion Battery Supply Chain 2020-2030

        The expanding growth of electric vehicles is creating a huge demand for Li-ion batteries [...]

Smart Parking success in arctic city Tromsø

The Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action VICINITY integrated smart solutions for buildings integrating sharing [...]

Internet of Things (IoT) 2017-2027 and 5G Market and Forecasts 2019-2029

Internet of things (IOT)Researched in late 2016 with ongoing updates, this unique report on the [...]

Electric Buses 2020-2030

Electric Buses Reinvented: $265 Billion Market         This report of over 200 information-packed pages is [...]

Testing begins for combined wave and solar system

        This week, Eco Wave Power (EWP) applied for a new PCT (international patent) and [...]

Welcome indoors, solar cells

        Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor [...]

In-Mold Electronics 2019-2029: Technology, Market Forecasts, Players

        In-mold electronics (IME) is a process of integrating printed decorations and electronic circuitry with [...]

Dual LIquid Vector for hydrogEn Refueling Station

        HySiLabs is proposing a liquid fuel technology capable of producing hydrogen on-site and on-demand. [...]

‘Deforming’ solar cells could be clue to improved efficiency

        Solar cells and light sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage [...]

Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries 2020-2030

        The continued growth of electric vehicles has led to a question on its most [...]

Future of Cities Report

STRIA Roadmaps:         Cooperative, connected and automated transport, Transport electrification, Vehicle design and manufacturing, Low-emission [...]

The Future of Road Transport – Implications of automated, connected, low-carbon and shared mobility

STRIA Roadmaps:         Cooperative, connected and automated transport, Transport electrification, Vehicle design and manufacturing, Low-emission [...]

Distributed Generation: Minigrid Microgrid Zero Emission 2018-2038

        Grid electricity is being bypassed. Extension of national grids is nowhere near keeping up [...]

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

               Electric vehicles and their batteries are becoming a far larger business than most realise. [...]

AIOTI WG03 IoT Standardisation political guidelines for the mandate of the next European Commission coming from new EC president Ms Ursula von der Leyen

               Ms Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission, presented [...]

Hafenstrom is now member of AIOTI

               Newly elected AIOTI Management Board               Each two years AIOTI is electing its leadership. [...]

Innovative Enterprise Bucharest 2019

        Today, innovation is the key to business success. It is the transformation of a [...]

Dynamic electric road system to be built in Sweden

        The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) announced the pre-commercial procurement results for the electric road [...]

Scientific device creates electricity from snowfall

         UCLA researchers and colleagues have designed a new device that creates [...]

Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Megawatt 2019-2029

                The future of energy harvesting will not be an extension of the past. [...]

Public consultation on the European Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)

              The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) contributes to the EU’s integrated maritime [...]

Hackathon Open Sea Lab

A joint EMODnet, Copernicus, ICES joint event  4-6 September 2019, Ghentkick-off 24 May, BrusselsRegistration: Here [...]

Clean Planet for all: the role of oceans

Event: EU sustainable energy week. At Brussels, Wednesday 19 June 11.00 – 12.30 Registration: here [...]


               Development of a Decision Support System for increasing the Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure based [...]

Shore electricity expansion

        There is great activity in Norwegian ports to reduce emissions of climate and environmental [...]

NEK arranges free battery and energy storage seminar on April 26!

    Short summary                Batteries will become an increasingly important part of [...]

Ship Shore electric capacity in Norway harbours

Main findings – summary         The survey shows that one numerous ports can offer both [...]

Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039

        California and Europe are pumping millions into development of electricity-generating roads using piezoelectrics. Piezos [...]

Marine drones – the GLIDER project

1. Introduction        This is a description of the content and results of the work in [...]

Norway challenges the cruise industry to operate emission free

        Environmental regulations are tightening up everywhere, but nowhere faster or firmer than in Norway’s [...]

World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP)

        The potential for climate change due to increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere [...]

Norwegian coastal cities and fjords ask for lower emissions

        Emissions from greenhouse gases increase and are a major problem for coastal cities and [...]


        Hafenstrom has been an active partner in the Horizon2020 funded project VICINITY ( since [...]

INTEGRATION OF GORENJE SMART APPLIANCES – Hafenstrom & Vicinity2020 Contribution

         Hafenstrom and Gorenje has participated in joint projects since 2016. With a continent-wide market [...]

TESTING PNI PARKING SENSOR – Hafenstrom & Vicinity2020 Contribution

       The VICINITY project ( has provided Hafenstrom with the opportunity to explore technology and [...]

The Global Carbon Project

       The Global Carbon Project (GCP) integrates knowledge of greenhouse gases for human activities and [...]

Electric ferries to come

        The largest connections in Troms are well-suited for electrification, and Enova has given the [...]


       Representatives from VICINITY visited the Tromsø pilotsite at Teaterkvarteret on both the 9th and [...]


IMPORTANT NOTICE. Please note the following:Submissions for the “Open Call #2” of the VICINITY project [...]

Digital Utilities Europe 2019

        Bringing the Digital Transformation Ahead        ACI is pleased to announce that the 4th [...]

Hafenstrom AS med i stort EU-prosjekt om fornybar energi

       Hafenstrom skal sammen med Harstad kommune, Hålogaland Kraft, NTNU og 15 andre europeiske aktører [...]

What does the future hold for the diesel generator industry ?

       The diesel generator market is being pushed in different directions by a variety of [...]

How 1kWh battery can reduce peak load by 40%

Bo Normark speaks at the INVADE OSLO 2018 conference 10.10.18 at Oslo Airport Park Inn [...]

AirBnB for Parking

        Shared parking combines the power of public available smart technology with citizen engagement.   Build [...]

Report on can new batteries fulfill EV promises

     Introduction         Every few years, one or two research companies claim to have a [...]

Introducing MWC19

Book your space before it’s sold out here:  Exhibit at MWC19Speak at MWC19, submit your [...]

SmartCities Council Europe

        Valencia, in Spain, is using a unique global platform that helps measure and compare quality [...]

Nordic Smart Cities 2018 – Dream it, Build it, Live it

Event Tickets: Here               Event Date: 23 October until 24 October         The 4th edition of [...]

Effective advanced business case writing

Workshop Schedule:   03-Oct-2018: Oslo,  Norway About Business Case Writing         A business case is [...]

Organic solar cells to be used in roof tiles generating power

        An international team of materials scientists from France, Russia and Kazakhstan found a way [...]

Lead Acid Battery Alternatives Set to Become Big Business

        Cleantech Hub reports that a mere 13% of lead acid batteries are recycled in [...]

Arctic Frontiers Science 2019 – Call for Papers

Event Artic Frontiers Submission:  Submission Form     Event: Abstract submision closes on Tuesday 25 September 2018, [...]

Self-Powering Smart Cities

        The cost of renewable energies such as tidal and wave power [...]

First Announcement: 9th Workshop on Flexible & Printed Electronic Industry, 22 October 2018, Athens, Greece

Event: Targeting the Digital Transformation       Event Date: 22 October 2018        It is our great [...]

Clean Energy for All Europeans

Manos Hotel Premier Wednesday 21st November 2018 Event Details  Event Brochure  Website  Register to Attend [...]

Smart Security Week Awards, 1 week left

2017 winning organizations Signicat, Orange, Darktrace, SK Telecom and TrustInSoft.         Highlight of the Smart [...]

Wave and Tidal Power: Success Under 10MW

        The new IDTechEx Research report, Wave, Tidal and Hydro Power 1W-10MW 2018-2038 observes that the [...]

Gas Sensors for Internet of Things

        Poor air quality is a growing threat to the public health. Knowing the information [...]

H2020 VICINITY-Newsletter Special Edition-August 2018

        Deadline for the 1st open call was June, 15th 2018. Within this deadline 45 [...]

Energy Harvesting Pivots: Big Orders Taken for New Types by New Companies

        Energy harvesting reports rehearsing the old vibration harvesting, piezoelectric and thermoelectric options and applications [...]

VICINITY solution is offered on 5G platform LoRaWAN

            5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), says the optimist, will revolutionize our life as the 3G/4G [...]

Scaling innovation in Transport for smart cities 2016

The conference Transport for smart cities 2016 gathers about 200 selected practitioners and leaders from [...]

Helt elektriske havneanlegg

Hafenstrom AS og Mo Industripark AS har søkt Enova om finansiering av landstrømanlegg ved Rana [...]

Utslipp fra trafikk i Tromsø

Hafenstrom har bidratt i prosjektet “Utslippsberegninger fra trafikk i Tromsø” som har utredet potensialet for reduksjoner [...]


Hafenstrom har lykkes med nytt prosjekt i verdens største forsknings- og innovasjonsprogram Horizon 2020. Med [...]

ENOVA satser på landstrøm

Enova sin satsing på sjøtransport har gitt resultater. – Vi VIL HA MER LANDSTRØM, sier [...]

New project – VICINITY

VICINITY Project Description The VICINITY project will build and demonstrate a bottom-up ecosystem of decentralised [...]

New project – FlexNett

smartgrid flexibility

New project – The New Electric Brand

Norwegian Government presented in March 2015 its new climate targets. Norwegian emissions should be cut by [...]

Første maritime batterikonferanse 16./17.mars

First Maritime Battery Forum conference the 16th and 17th of March. The conference will take [...]

Er EU på veg til å miste klimamålene for transport til 2050

Intressegruppen Transport & Environment skriver i en analys av en OECD rapport att EU:s medlemsländer [...]

Participates in multi-million R&I Action funded by ENERGIX

Under høstens utlysning i Forskningsrådets største program ENERGIX deltok Hafenstrom og fikk gjennomslag for prosjektet Fleksibilitet [...]


 Direktivet ble vedtatt i EU den 21. november 2012 og sikrer at  grensene for  svovelinnhold [...]

Shore electricity for ships in Port of Kristiansand

Capt. John Bye on «Dina Star» is satisfied to turn off his engine at quai [...]

EU agrees on law to make ships measure CO2 emissions

For the first time, the shipping sector will have to monitor its carbon emissions under [...]

Smart and energy efficient grids

Hafenstrom participated in conference on smart and energy efficient grids organised by Deutsch-Norwegische Handelskammer November 18, [...]

Blue growth

Hafenstrom deltok på “Blå tilvekst sine utfordringer og muligheter i havregion Skagerak/Kategat 26./27.november i Fredrikstad. [...]

Flex-Chew Workshop

 the FLEX-ChEV project discuss future activities in coordination with stakeholders and companies. The workshop is [...]

Cluster participation

  Cluster development Nye partnere i AMK Arena Maritim Klynge ønsker Mosjøen Havn KF og [...]


 Projects Hafenstrom participates in the BEPPo project, co-financed by ERDF under the Interreg IVB North [...]

Vår strategi

 Idéen til selskapet kom i forbindelse med gruppearbeidet til workshop  i NCE Smart Energy Market, [...]