Upcomming Events

  • Sustainable Waste Systems

    January 23, 2019
    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Oslo is awarded the European Green Capital status in 2019, meaning that the city is considered a front-runner of environmental solutions. How does Oslo address one of the societal challenges, the handling of its waste? How can the city develop sustainable waste systems that are both cost-efficient and flexible for change? At this breakfast seminar NIFU...   Read More


Open Seminars

Possibilities in the Forest Industry

Wood is a versatile resource. Trees can become building materials, chemicals, energy, feed and nutrients. The saying is “Anything that can be made from oil can be made of trees“, but tree fibres can actually be used in even more ways than oil. With 37 per cent of the land covered with forest, Norway possesses renewable...   Read More

Perspectives from a Roundtable Policy Workshop

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

Measuring Footprints of Products and Processes

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

Resources for Our Future

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

Innovation Barriers and Industrial Implementation of Food Waste Recovery

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

The Structuration of Social-Technical Regimes

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



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