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Research Contribution: What is the Bioeconomy?

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As part of SusValueWaste work package 1, the research paper “What is the Bioeconomy? A Review of the Literature” was published in Sustainability (open access) in July 2016. The aim of the article is to give a better understanding of the bioeconomy concept, since so far there has been little consensus about what the bioeconomy notion...   Read More

Resources for Our Future

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SusValueWaste seminar at NIFU 10th of May, 2016. Rob Weterings, a senior strategist for Sustainable Innovation at the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands, held his seminar on the topic Resources for our future. The seminar discussed various concepts and practices in sustainable resource management, from efficiency via circularity to substitution. Weterings presented different examples of resources and also...   Read More

Better Use of Food Surplus Can Feed more People and Give Positive Climate Effects

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According to a recent study from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, avoiding food loss can be an effective counteract on the growing food demand in the world. The study provides a systematic methodology to estimate consumer level food waste both on a national and global level, based on food availability and requirements. To calculate food requirements, the...   Read More

Innovation Barriers and Industrial Implementation of Food Waste Recovery

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SusValueWaste seminar at NIFU 05.04.2016. The seminar was about innovation barriers and industrial implementation of food waste recovery. An enormous amount of food waste is discharged worldwide which makes this an important topic when discussing sustainable development. Existing technologies can offer recovery and sustainability of high added-value ingredients inside the food chain. However, there are currently...   Read More

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Sustainability Transitions and its Strategic Dilemmas

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Frank Geels is Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, which is an inter-departmental institute at The University of Manchester. Geels held a presentation at University of Oslo (UiO) about dynamics and strategic implications of system innovation and sustainability transitions 18th of February. He talked about empirical evidence that shows that sustainability as...   Read More

The Structuration of Social-Technical Regimes

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SusValueWaste seminar at NIFU 16.02.2016. Post-Doctoral Fellow Lea Fünfschilling at CIRCLE, Lund University presented her research about institutional logics of the urban water sector in Australia. The base for her research was the multi-level perspective of transformation processes which is criticized for not considering tensions, conflicts and confusions within systems. Her presented paper offers a conceptual...   Read More

Rick Bosman on transition governance for the bioeconomy

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Rick Bosman from the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, DRIFT at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, visited the SusValueWaste-project at NIFU on the 12th of January 2016. We had a seminar under the title “Transition governance towards the bioeconomy: A comparison of Finland and the Netherlands” with participants from the University of Oslo, TIK, NIFU and the...   Read More

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