Ecosystems and Bioresources

Research Area

Ecosystems and Bioresources

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We address the preservation of ecosystem services, biodiversity, and climate regulation, under rising societal demands for bioenergy, food, and biomaterials.


AC2OCem

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AC2OCem   

In AC2OCem, pilot-scale experiments, as well as analytical studies, will be performed to bring the key components of oxyfuel cement plants to TRL6 with the aim of reducing the time to market of the oxyfuel technology in the cement sector. Funded by RCN, 2019-2022.
 


BIOPATH

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BIOPATH    

The primary objective of BIOPATH is to explore the interactions between future biofuel pathways, land transitions, and the regional climate, thereby offering novel science-based evidence to advance assessment frameworks of biofuel systems. Funded by RCN, 2019-2023    


BYMARKA

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BYMARKA

This project aims to map out the distribution of regional carbon footprints, globally, in high detail. With the results of this research it will be possible to zoom in on the geodemographic hotspots driving a region’s carbon footprint. Funded by RCN, 2019- 2021.
 


GreenPolymers

GreenPolymers 

This project will investigate novel sustainable platform chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass to produce bio-derived polymers for highly functionalized applications (e.g., automotive industry, coatings, packaging, etc). Funded by EEA grants, 2020- 2024.
 


MITISTRESS

MITISTRESS

MITISTRESS plans to map land uses and ecosystem stress levels in Norway and the Tibetan Plateau of China to quantify the cumulative effects on ecosystem services under a changing climate. Funded by RCN and Natural Science Foundation of China, 2019-2023.
 


ATLANTIS

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ATLANTIS

ATLANTIS project will develop models for quantifying impacts on species diversity and ecosystem service losses from marine plastic debris and marine invasive species within the life cycle assessment framework. Funded by European Research Council, 2020-2025.


Bio4Fuels

Bio4Fuels

The Centre aims to develop innovative technology and support industries to realize economic and sustainable conversion of lignocellulosic biomass and organic residues to transportation fuels, along with added value chemicals, heat and power. Funded by RCN and Industries, 2020-2024.
 


CARBO-FERTIL

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CARBO-FERTIL 

CARBO-FERTIL will develop innovations in pyrolysis and nutrient-rich waste recycling leading to biochar-fertilizer products as win-win solution for carbon-storage and food production. Funded by RCN, 2018- 2021.
 


IF-OWI

LIF-OWI

LIF-OWL aims to develop a comprehensive methodological framework for environmental and social life cycle assessment and validate it by applying it to a selection of offshore wind farms. Funded by: France Energies Marines and French National Research Agency, 2020-2023.
 


SLUDGEFFECT

SLUDGEFFECT

The project will identify environmental friendly ways to best handle sludge, exploit its energy and nutrient content, and reduce its concentration of hazardous substances, through implementing heat-based methods, such as pyrolysis. Funded by RCN, 2020- 2024.
 


BEST

BEST

BEST will combine LCA and dynamic energy-land use modelling to analyze the climate and environmental impacts of a diverse set of bioenergy technology alternatives, and of global bioenergy deployment pathways. Funded by RCN and The National Research Fund Luxembourg, 2019- 2023.
 


Bio4-7Seas

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Bio4-7Seas

The ambition of Bio4-7Seas is to provide a robust understanding of the climate change mitigation potential and environmental effects associated with a growing deployment of biofuels for deep sea fleet. Funded by RCN, 2020- 2024.    
 


CONSENSE

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CONSENSE

The project aims to assess the overall impacts of the Norwegian power generation and distribution on biodiversity using a holistic life cycle perspective, both for today's electricity system and future production scenarios for hydropower and wind power. Funded by RCN, 2020-2023.
 


MarILCA

MarILCA

This project will allow to integrate potential environmental impacts of marine litter, especially plastic, in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results. This will lead to a more comprehensive picture of potential environmental impacts. 2019-2025.
 


SusWoodStoves

SusWoodStoves

This project aims to ensure a sustainable wood stove future by achieving further knowledge in terms of emission reduction, energy efficiency increase, proper building integration, and value chain (techno-economic and socio-economic optimization). Funded by RCN and Industries, 2021-2025.
 


Completed projects