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Publications

Life Cycle Assessment of the existing protein food consumption in Norway

This report summarizes the work on establishing the average environmental impact of production of protein food consumed in Norway using the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) method. The study is a part of Work Package 1 in the research project FoodProFuture (“Innovative and Sustainable Exploitation of Plant Proteins in Fu...

Evaluating the odour properties of refreshed recycled plastics

This study compares malodour in refreshed recycled plastics with virgin materials and attempts to evaluate the refreshment process for recyclates. Broad agreement with previous analytical tests was found by human panels for evaluating the odor of recycled and virgin plastics. Very long refreshment times are necessar...

The inventory and life cycle data for Norwegian hydroelectricity

In 1998 Ostfold Research performed a comprehensive LCA study of electricity from 8 Norwegian hydropower stations, including the distribution net and losses by distribution on high and low voltage, respectively (Vold et al., 1998). Emissions from inundation of land were not included due to limited research. At that t...

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): implementation as learning

With colleagues from OsloMet, Ellen-Marie Forsberg has published an article in Journal of Responsible Innovation about the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the Research Council of Norway (RCN). For the RCN’s RRI approach, the concept of learning is important, and this perspective piece...

Relation between greenhouse gas emissions and economic profit for different configurations of biogas value chains

A case study on different levels of sector integration.

Biogas production through anaerobic digestion of organic waste and manure can potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several sectors such as the waste, transport, energy and agricultural sector. The aim of this scientific paper was to study the effect of different levels of sector integration in biogas value...

Methodological accounting tool for climate and energy planning in a Norwegian municipality

The scientific article is part of the Klimareg project, a research project financed by Oslofjord Research Fund for strengthening the data and methodology and improving the tools used in Norwegian municipal and regional Climate and Energy planning. The aim of the article is to present a methodology to support the Cli...

Systematic environmental assessment of end-of-life pathways for domestic refrigerators

Rigorous and fair comparison of end-of-life handling options for domestic refrigerators is much more complicated than simple policy perspectives such as the waste hierarchy might suggest. The drive towards product reuse over material recycling merits particularly close attention. This study explores the factors that...

Food waste quantification in primary production.

The Nordic countries as a case study

Denne artikkelen omhandler svinn i primærproduksjonen av mat i Danmark, Finland, Norge og Sverige, både fra landbruk, akvakultur og fiske. Det er et resultat av flere års samarbeid mellom forskere i disse fire landene. Svinn defineres som alt materiale som var produsert for å konsumeres av mennesker men av forskjell...

State of the art in S-LCA

integrating literature review and automatic text analysis

“The publication is the result of a collaboration between Ostfold Research and the Roma Tre University and Sapienza University of Roma (Italy). The aim of the study is to classify the wide variety of contributions on Social LCA for tracking the development of different themes and for defining and classifying the mai...

Reduction of environmental impacts through optimisation of biogas value chains.

Drivers, barriers and policy development

Biogas production from anaerobic digestion of organic resources can potentially contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in several sectors and can play a central role in both the bioeconomy and the circular economy. Several European countries have political goals to increase biogas production and to in...

Optimising anaerobic digestion of manure resources at a regional level

This paper presents an optimisation model, which was developed to give decision support on methods of managing livestock manure resources within a region. The overall objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock manure and at the same time obtain economic profitability for the farmer. The model was...

Packaging Strategies That Save Food

A Research Agenda for 2030

The Packaging Saves Food Research Group is a unique and global team of experts, hailing from the Nordic countries, the UK, the USA and Australia, and bringing together a wide range of academic disciplines, including material science, supply chain management, design, food quality, consumer psychology and environmenta...