Organic waste and other residual materials from bio-industries and households are of increasing value in today’s economy. Substances that have long represented a cost to the economy are now becoming a valuable resource. Exploiting the full potential of these resources requires increased innovation, systemic change as well as better regulation and governance.
The SusValueWaste-project addresses these issues by analysing value chains inside and across different sectors of the bioeconomy. We analyse a number of industrial cases from different parts of the bioeconomy and collaborate with highly relevant industry actors. The aim of the project is to help policymakers better govern and regulate the organic waste industry and the industry actors to identify and exploit new opportunities in the circular bioeconomy.
The project is managed and coordinated by NIFU in close cooperation with research partners in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.The project has a total budget of 40 mill NOK (4,5 mill EUR) and will run from 2015-2019
Norilia, one of the industry partners in SusValueWaste is building a new factory for better utilization of their rest-material, in collaboration with Felleskjøpet Agri. Newly developed hydrolysis technology will enable better use of rest-raw material from chicken and turkey into high value nutrients. The nutrients can be used for both food and feed. The construction of... Read More
An important part of SusValueWaste is to study the process of policy formulation and implementation for developing a sustainable bioeconomy. The project has already published scientific articles on policy related topics, organised various events where policy has been in focus, and we have now gathered some of the key findings in a SusValueWaste Policy Brief From fossil fuels to a bio-based economy: Identifying the rationales for... Read More
One important aim in SusValueWaste is to give policymakers input of how to govern the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy. So far in 2017, the project has organised two different events where policy for the bioeconomy has been the main focus. Implementation of the Bioeconomy strategy The Norwegian Government launched its Bioeconomy strategy in late 2016.... Read More
The bioeconomy is gaining in political importance in Norway and elsewhere in the world. The Norwegian Government launched its much awaited bioeconomy strategy Familiar resources- undreamt of possibilities (Kjente ressurser, uante muligheter) in late 2016. The strategy emphasises cross sectorial challenges, and draws up long term objectives for the bioeconomy. SusValueWaste Policy Workshop at NIFU 25th... Read More
Demonstration projects and trials are tools for companies to learn and reduce risk linked to innovations. This article aims to give an overview of trials and demonstrations projects literature and highlight important findings relevant to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. Studies have shown that demonstration projects and trials play an important role in developing new bio-based... Read More
Grand challenges such as climate change and growing inequality call for transformative changes in our society. Innovation will play a major role in coming up with solutions. The identified UN sustainable development goals can serve as direction, but a big and important question is: How to design, implement and govern innovation policies that can help form... Read More
SusValueWaste is organizing a dialogue session “The transition to a sustainable bioeconomy” at the 8th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference in Gothenburg 28th-29th of June 2017. Three of the researchers in the SusValueWaste-team are also presenting a paper at the Conference. We hope to see you there. Please find more information at the IST-Conference webpage.
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