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MILEN9103 – Renewable technology in the road transport sector, emissions and challenges

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Course content

This course is part of the MILEN research school, 9100 series. The 9100 courses are characterized by a multidisciplinary focus on topics related to energy, climate and the environment. Typically courses will involve, in addition to lecturers by senior researchers, speakers from the business sector, from the bureaucracy and politicians. Students are expected to participate actively into discussions related to the overarching topic of the specific 9100’ course in workshop sessions and in organized discussions.

MILEN 9103 focuses on the move from conventional combustion engines to electric or hydrogen technology. We will in the course discuss consequences for the environment and the power sector of substituting a substantial part of fossil energy used in road transport with electric energy in Norway.

Learning outcome

The course will provide knowledge on, 1. The status of hydrogen transport technology and on electric transport technology, and 2. On the global warming potential of different hybrid and electrics, hydrogen fuel and fossil fuel combustion engines.


The course is primarily intended for PhD students admitted to a program at a Norwegian University or University College.
For registration please contact the MILEN administration, see contact information below.
PhD students from other Universities than UiO must in addition apply s a visiting PhD students. Admission is primarily for students involved in the MILEN research school.


Recommended previous knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


The lectuers will be provided as part of the mini-conference Renewable technology in the road transport sector, emissions and challenges The lecturers include: Øystein Ulleberg, IFE; Helge Seljeseth, SINTEF; Anders Strømman, NTNU; Mads Greaker, SSB / CREE; Stig Hvoslef, Akershus County; Eva Solvi, Transnova; Marianne Ryghaug, NTNU and CenSES.

Attendance during the two day seminar is obligatory.

May 6th. and 7th. 2013


The essay / report has to be evaluated as “pased” by a person with senior expertise (meaning at least PhD degree) and also approved by the MILEN research school administration. MILEN research school organizes this assessment. Presentation in a MILEN research school seminar colloquium.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Facts about this course






The course will only be organized spring 2013


Spring 2013

Teaching language



UiO Energy