Background and activities

Raquel is a Research Coordinator at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, at NTNU, where she works with project development and coordination targetting international collaboration, with a special focus on the European Framework Programmes. She is also the coordinator for Sub-Programme SP5 (Sustainability, Techno-Economic Analysis, Public Acceptance) under EERA's Joint Programme Bioenergy.

Background/education: Raquel obtained a MSc degree in Engineering Physics from the Technical University of Lisbon in 2004 and a PhD degree in Industrial Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2013. Her PhD research focused on the environmental assessment of energy systems, using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

Previous work experience: Between 2012 and 2016, Raquel was an advisor at Enova SF, a Norwegian governmental agency owned by the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Enova works towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, development of energy and climate technology and a strengthened security of supply in Norway. At Enova, Raquel was responsible for reporting the greenhouse gas effects of the measures receiving funding from the agency. She was also involved in collaborative projects between Enova and the Norwegian Environment Agency focusing on estimating the energy and greenhouse gas reduction potentials of measures targeting the land-based industry sector in Norway.

Raquel has been involved in several national/EU funded research projects within the fields of energy and environment, such as the FP6 funded project SEEWEC (Sustainable Economically Efficient Wave Energy Converter), FP6 funded project WATERWEB (Water resource strategies and drought alleviation in Western Balkan agriculture), and EDDiCCUT (Environmental Due Dilligence of CO2 Capture and Utilization Technologies), funded by the Norwegian agency Gassnova and industry partners.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Jorge, Raquel Santos. (2013) Environmental consequences of electricity transmission and distribution - a life cycle perspective. 2013. ISBN 978-82-471-4597-5.


  • Skaar, Christofer; Solli, Christian; Jorge, Raquel Santos. (2015) Project evaluation using LCA and EEIOA: A case study of Enova supported projects. Life Cycle Management Conference 2015 (LCM2015) . ISM-CyVi , CIRAIG and [avniR]; Bordeaux. 2015-08-30 - 2015-09-02.
  • Jorge, Raquel Santos; Peters, Glen Philip; Hawkins, Troy Robert. (2008) Comparing physical and monetary units in environmental analysis using Input-Output models. The Intermediate Input-output Meeting, Seville, Spain, July 9-11, 2008 ; 2008-07-09 - 2008-07-11.