News items

15.10.2020
8 millioner tonn plast i havet hvert år, i følge WWF. Plasten truer ikke bare dyrelivet, men også oss. Med konkrete tiltak der problemene er størst, skal årets TV-aksjon ta plasten ved rota. NORSUS støtter TV-aksjonen direkte gjennom et direkte giverbeløp, men også gjennom viktige forskningsprosjekter. Våre forskningsprosjekter på plast har fokus på å økt […]
12.10.2020
This week, the International Conference on LCA of Food, LCAFOOD 2020, is being held for the 12th time. The event was supposed to be in Berlin, but will be held digitally this year. NORSUS' participation includes 5 researchers and in total they will hold 3 platform presentations and present 4 posters. [Read more...]
12.10.2020
The Norwegian Climate Foundation ((https://klimastiftelsen.no/), Norway's green think tank and established in 2010, works for a society without emissions of human-made greenhouse gases. NORSUS has followed the Climate Foundation for several years and is impressed by the important work and dissemination activities run by the foundation. “We are proud to be a member and hope to contribute with our expertise and research into the Foundation's work,” says Hanne Lerche Raadal, Head of Research at NORSUS. [...]
07.10.2020
To nye styremedlemmer ble valgt på årsmøtet i Emballasjeforsk 9. september 2020, hvorav en av dem er vår egen Aina Stensgård, som også koordinerer forskningsområdene mat og emballasje. «Som miljøforsker håper jeg å kunne bidra til å ivareta miljøhensynet. I NORSUS jobber vi alltid med å se helheten, og derfor tror jeg at mitt hovedfokus […]
06.10.2020
Simon Saxegård som er forsker ved NORSUS skal holde en presentasjon om Miljøvurderinger av biogass på Tekna Ung Østfolds arrangement Tekna X: Klima og sirkulær økonomi. Arrangementet finner sted på Litteraturhuset i Fredrikstad onsdag 7. oktober kl 18. Tekna X er Teknas nye og populærvitenskapelige formidlingsserie om spennende temaer som opptar unge, som tar sikte […]
24.09.2020
MarILCA – Marine Impacts in LCA – skal integrere mulig miljøpåvirkning fra marin forsøpling, spesielt plast, i LCA-resultater. Dette vil føre til et mer sammensatt bilde av mulig miljøpåvirkning for å kunne identifisere kompromisser forbundet med bruk av plast og andre materialer i et produktsystem. Prosjektet skal gå fra 2019-2025 og er initiert av forskere fra NTNU, PUCP og CIRAIG.  PacKnoPlast er […]
10.09.2020
Kari-Anne Lyng from NORSUS is the Norwegian representative in IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Energy from biogas which is an international group working with dissemination of knowledge regarding biogas across the member states. From 9. to 11. September 2020 IEA Bioenergy Task 37 arranged their biannual meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with the final SCCER Biosweet conference, organised by the Swiss Competence Center for Bioenergy Research. Kari-Anne held a presentation with the title Life Cycle Assessment of the Products and Services of an Anaerobic Digestion Plant based on the results from the research project Bærekraftig Biogass (Sustainable Biogas) and results from the report (available in Norwegian only)
07.09.2020
On August 24th, a popular Norwegian TV series addressing a range of societal facts and myths, scrutinised recycling and source sorting. Our Head of Research Hanne Lerche Raadal was interviewed to explain how climate accounting is conducted for recycling systems. [...]
03.09.2020
John Baxter, in collaboration with Professor Eirill Bø of BI Norwegian Business School, has published the article «Transparency as a Driver for Logistical Efficiency in WEEE Collection and Transport» in the journal Logistics. The paper builds on previous work on the effectiveness of complex reverse-logistical operations. This paper addresses the relationships between key stakeholders – […]
01.09.2020
Kari-Anne will this week hold a presentation with the title Green public procurement of collection and treatment of biowaste at SDEWES 2020which is an international yearly conference with the topics Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. The conference was originally planned to be arranged in Cologne, but will be held electronically due to the Covid19 situation. The work that will be presented is preliminary results from the research project Innovative Waste Logistics (Innovativ Avfallslogistikk), funded by the Norwegian Research Council and led by NORSUS.