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Transition to a Sustainable Bioeconomy

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In collaboration with colleagues from academia, business and policy, SusValueWaste organised a dialogue session at the International Sustainability Transitions Conference in June 2017. The topic for dialogue was “Transition to a Sustainable Bioeconomy”.  The panel participants in the SusValueWaste-session drew attention to the heterogeneity of the bioeconomy. Encompassed in this economy is various interests and sectors...   Read More

How to Prevent Consumers from Wasting Food?

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Everyday, consumers are responsible for wasting fully edible food. COSUS is a reseach project with the aim of reducing consumers’ food waste. The project focuses on strategies that can encourage consumers to accept suboptimal foods before and after purchase. These suboptimal foods can for example have an expired best-before date or undesired shape or colour, but are still...   Read More

Animation film: The Bioeconomy in Norway

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The bioeconomy is predicted to be a driving force in the future Norwegian economy. Norwegian University of Life Sciences has made this animation film that gives a good introduction to the possibilities for building a strong bioeconomy in Norway. The country has an abundance of kelp, seaweed and timber and other nutritious bio-resources, that can be...   Read More

Knowledge Contribution: SusValueWaste Policy Brief No.1

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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

New Book: Food Waste Reduction and Valorisation

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Valentina E. Tartiu, Post Doc in SusValueWaste, has co-edited the recently published book “Food waste reduction and valorisation: Sustainability assessment and policy analysis” (Springer). The book presents an analysis framework for the food waste problem, which includes economic, environmental, social, political and regulatory dimensions. Also included in the book are, mapping methods for measuring food consumption...   Read More

New Post Doc in SusValueWaste

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A new postdoctoral fellow, Julia Szulecka, joins the SusValueWaste project. Julia will be based at TIK, UiO and work in the WP5 (Policy trends, complementarities and contradictions). She holds an MSc in Political Science from the VU Amsterdam and a PhD in Forestry and Land Economics from TU Dresden and the University of Padova. She is...   Read More

New Technology Enables Better Use of Rest-material from Poultry

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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

Exploring Policies for the Bioeconomy

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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

Perspectives from a Roundtable Policy Workshop

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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

Research Contribution: The Role of Trials and Demonstration Projects in the Development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy

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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

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