Hanne is Head of Research at NORSUS and responsible for coordinating the institute’s research areas. She also participates in relevant research projects.
Hanne graduated in 1992 from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with a degree in civil engineering (watercourse constructions). In 2013 she finalised her PhD thesis“Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electricity generation systems. Tracking and claiming in environmental reporting"at NMBU, Department of mathematical sciences and technology. The thesis attempts to describe how GHG emissions from electricity generation can be allocated to customers who are willing to pay an additional price for renewable electricity in order to improve the environmental profile of their own business, products and/or services.
Hanne started working at NORSUS in 1996. Her major research areas are environmental documentation and carbon accounting of products, processes and companies, based on LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology, with a focus on energy and waste treatment systems. She also has significant experience with tracking systems for electricity based on Guarantees of Origin, and how such systems might be used for environmental reporting, e.g. from her PhD work and as part of the EU-financed project RE-DISS II (Reliable disclosure systems for Europe). The outcome from the projects might, among other things, be used as a basis for sustainable innovations both in the private and public sector, as well as for developing incentives and policies in order to pro-mote a sustainable development.
Hanne took from January 1st 2021 office as Associate Professor II at Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management. She is teaching the courses FORN220 (Life Cycle Assessment - Environmental Impacts of Energy and Waste Systems) and FORN350 (Sustainable Management of Resources in a Circular Economy), as well as supervising master’s theses.