Kari-Anne works as a senior researcher at NORSUS and is coordinator for the research areas waste resources, energy, biogas and transport. She has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engi-neering from NTNU, with specialisation in ecodesign. In 2018 she finalised her PhD degree at NMBU. The title of the thesis was Reduction of environmental impacts through optimisation of biogas value chains. Drivers, barriers and policy development. Reduction of environmental impacts through optimisation of biogas value chains. Drivers, barriers and policy development..
Kari-Anne works in research projects involving the assessment of environmental impacts of prod-ucts and services, which serves as decision support for strategy development, product improve-ments, procurement or policy development, among other things. Her particular interests are life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, circular economy, waste resources, biogas and research as input to policy development.
Additionally, Kari-Anne is the Norwegian representative in IEA task 37 Energy from biogas. She was previously a part of the Technical Committee of EPD Norway, where she participated in the work of Eco Platform to harmonise Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in Europe.