NORSUS har gjennomført livssyklusanalyser for å avdekke hva som er de mest miljøvennlige alternativene til engangsprodukter i plast på oppdrag av Bymiljøetaten i Oslo kommune. Kunnskapsgrunnlaget skal komme til nytte for innkjøpere av engangsprodukter i Oslo kommunes virksomheter.
Her finner du publikasjonen.
The research project Digitalized Node-trading with GO (DINGO) has been carried out in the period autumn 2018 to autumn 2021 in a collaboration between Becour AS, NORSUS, Stiftinga Vestlandsforsking, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Østfold Energi, Zephyr AS, Lyse produksjon AS, Sariba AS and Turku School of Economics. DINGO has resulted in a digital meeting place for large producers of green energy and companies that want to tell the outside world that they use renewable energy. NORSUS has led the work packages related to system development and has used innovation and organizational research in its implementation. Systems thinking, which is also found in value chain analyses and LCA, has also been important in "breaking the code" with the complexity of the research challenges associated with building the matching algorithms between production and consumption of energy.
Read more about the project (norwegian) here.
Vi ønsker alle våre kunder og samarbeidspartnere en riktig god jul og et godt nytt år!
I tradisjonens tro gir vi et beløp til en veldedig organisasjon i stedet for å gi en julegave til de ansatte. I år gir vi et bidrag til World Wide Fund for Nature.
Norway is a world leader in electric cars. There is no other country where electric cars make up such a large share of new car sales as here. However, the fact that the electric car is emission-free in the use phase does not mean that the electric car itself is climate-friendly. When using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), one can evaluate different fuels/technologies against each other in a holistic perspective. You can listen to Hanne Lerche Raadal, Head of Research, talk about LCA applied for electric cars at the #Klimakvarteret.
The #Klimakvarteret is a 15-minute digital lecture from a researcher on a topic related to climate change or climate solutions and is organized by the The Norwegian Climate Foundation .
On December 9th Avfall Norge, the Norwegian waste management and recycling association, held their Logistics seminar where results from the research project Innovative Waste Logistics were presented. Our colleagues Kari-Anne Lyng and Kjersti Prestrud presented the project and how calculations of costs and environmental impacts can contribute to more knowledge based solutions. In addition, Bente Flygansvær from BI Norwegian Business School, talked about how to reduce barriers related to the purchase of innovative and sustainable logistics solutions.
See (in Norwegian) here.
Today, our colleague Aina Stensgård will talk about the recent food waste figures at the digital food waste conference.
The conference is streamed live on regjeringen.no/matsvinn. It will also be possible to see recordings of the conference afterwards.
The report NORSUS has developed on behalf of Matvett is available here.
Our researcher Clara Valente participated on the behalf of NORSUS to the EU financed project RoBUTCHERconsortium meeting on November 19-20th 2021 in Budapest. The meeting was organized by the Obuda University and consisted in two parts: a session including updates from each working package and discussion on the Road to Exploitation of RoBUTCHER system on Friday 19th and a “Hands-on pig processing workshop” in the Hungarian countryside with traditional Hungarian activity on Saturday 20th
"The circular economy must function in the market, and for that to happen, we need standards that ensure quality, security, marketability and mutual credibility," says CEO Jacob Mehus of Standards Norway.
NORSUS supports this both through our research in the field and by contributing our expertise by participating in national and international standardization committees. Our senior researcher Anne Rønning participates in standardization related to e.g. circular economy and environmental standardization in the construction sector. Standards Norway has published a video related to its conference SirkulæriTET 2021 where Anne Rønning contributes together with sustainability director Catharina Bjerke, Vedekke, and other experts in standardization.
NORSUS has carried out study evaluating the environmental impacts of beer serving using different types of beer cups, based on life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The study was commissioned by the largest music festival in Norway, Øyafestivalen and was funded by Handelens Miljøfond. The aim of the project has been to contribute with increased knowledge about the environmental impacts of various solutions for beverage serving, and thus contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and plastic waste. The results show that the return rate and loss of cups after use impacts which type of glass that results in the lowest greenhouse gas emissions. This shows that the festival's system for collection and handling of beer cups, and the extent to which the festival audience returns the cups, influences which solution the festival should choose.
Festivaler som har et engangssystem der ølglassene kastes etter bruk kan oppnå en betydelig klimagevinst ved å innføre et innsamlingssystem og sende glassene til materialgjenvinning, for eksempel gjennom en panteordning. Bruk av frivillige eller andre til å oppnå en ekstra oppsamling ved å plukke opp ølglass og kildesortere gir en betydelig reduksjon av klimagassutslipp på grunn av reduksjon i svinn. På bakgrunn av studien anbefaler NORSUS at festivaler som ønsker å redusere sin miljøbelastning etablerer gode systemer for innsamling av ølglass, og at de kvantifiserer svinn og returgrad over tid. Bransjen som helhet oppfordres til å utveksle informasjon og erfaringer med hverandre.
The whole report can be found (in Norwegian) here.
Her kan du lese Øyafestivalens sak om rapporten.
On Thursday 28 October, NORSUS was represented at the event Energidagen 2021 a career day for students at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). The event is organised by the Energy and Environmental Engineering students' association and EnergiKontakten. Our researchers Irmeline de Sadeleer and Pieter Callewaert represented NORSUS and got the opportunity of talking to several interesting students. We are very satisfied with the event and look forward to potential opportunities in the future - both in the form of summer jobs - and potential future research positions.