NoICE - NoICE - Nordic Icing Center of Expertise

Interreg Botnia Atlantica Osterbottens forbund

Period: 7.9.2018 - 10.3.2023

Content: Primarily the project builds the foundation for a permanent competence center that will help the private and public sector manage atmospheric icing problems. The center's task is initially to assist in combating atmospheric icing problems experienced by stakeholders in the Botnia Atlantica region, but later the geographical operational area might expand. Secondly, the center will conduct knowledge transfer of new icing control technologies by supporting concerned stakeholders with course activities and educational opportunities focusing on technologies to take control of the icing problems in their process setting.To reach this goal an across-industries communication network of companies and organizations troubled by Nordic winter icing will be created. This will be done with the assistance of local development groups in the Botnia Atlantica regions in Finland and Sweden. The center will then use this network as a channel for stakeholder communication and as a way to get feedback on specific issues related to icing that are faced by the stakeholders. During the project period a few common icing cases will be picked and the project parties will work to find solutions to these. The results of the case studies will be shared across the full network group. As the project advances the center will share current state-of-the-art technologies in forecasting icing events, material science approaches to ice-phobic surfaces and measurement technologies to quantify icing.The Icing Center can address ice on structures that forms when super-cooled water droplets contact the material surfaces. This includes clear ice, freezing rain, rime ice, mixed ice, frost ice and ice formed during supercooled large droplet conditions. Accumulated snow cannot be consideredContact persons:Raili HäggblomPhone: +358 50 4729 822Andreas WillforsPhone: +358 (0)44 780 5738E-mail: firstname.lastname@novia.fiProject homepage:

Focus area: Hållbar energiteknik

Campus: Vasa Wolffskavägen 33

Financers: Interreg - Botnia Atlantica, Österbottens förbund, Region Västerbotten

Project owner: Novia

Partners: Umeå University, Luleå University of Technology, University of Vaasa. Tampere University of Technology

Project manager: Andreas Willfors

Partners: Umeå University, Luleå University of Technology, University of Vaasa. Tampere University of Technology