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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

Innovation Policy for the Future

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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

Research Contribution: Governing Contending Policy Rationales in the Bioeconomy Transition

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As part of SusValueWaste’s policy work package, the research paper “Directionality across Diversity: Governing Contending Policy Rationales in the Transition towards the Bioeconomy” was recently published in Sustainability (open access). The aim of this paper is to get a better understanding of whether, and how, the bioeconomy consists of contending rationales for governance and policy-making. A discourse analysis of...   Read More

Measuring Footprints of Products and Processes

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SusValueWaste seminar at NIFU 15th of November, 2016. When greening products or processes, the greenest alternative is not always self-given. Changes at some point in a life cycle, can make challenges at another stage and result in undesired environmental effects. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a method that thoroughly investigates the impact of all the stages...   Read More

NoRest Conference – Joining Forces for Knowledge

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The NoRest conference in late October 2016 gathered experts from different research disciplines, governmental organisations and industry. The aim was to share information and stimulate innovation and collaboration in the Nordic bio-economy. Various topics were on the conference agenda, ranging from technical solutions in manufacturing to research in policies for system changes – all topics playing...   Read More

Collaboration with the BioSmart-research Project

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SusValueWaste and BioSmart are both research projects part of the BIONAER-programme.The projects share the bioeconomy focus, but differ in several aspects. At the same time there are some areas that the two projects have in common. In September 2016, SusValueWaste visited BioSmart for a joint workshop in Trondheim. This was an opportunity for the two research...   Read More

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