Highlights and news from IndEcol

Highlights and news from IndEcol

Research highlights

Research highlights

Two IndEcol professors appointed to International panels

Photo of Francesco Cherubini and Edgar Hertwich

March 2022. IndEcol is proud to share the latest appointments of professors Francesco Cherubini and Edgar Hertwich to two new International panels positions. With their scientific expertise, they are going to contribute to climate related projects. 

Photo: Titt Melhuus/NTNU




18.02.2021.  New publication at Nature Sustainability: The land–energy–water nexus of global bioenergy potentials from abandoned cropland. Authors: Jan Sandstad Næss, Otavio Cavalett & Francesco Cherubini.

Photo: Colourbox


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15.02.2021. The carbon footprint of materials production has risen from 5 billion tons CO2e in 1995 to 11.5 billion tons in 2015, driven mostly by investment, according to a paper in Nature Geoscience by Edgar G. Hertwich.

Fig. 1: GHG emissions from material production


09.03.2021. Five professors from Industrial Ecology ranked among the top 2% Scientists in the world according to Sandford’s University list. This study measures the high-quality research performed in the field of Environmental Sciences of our group.

Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU



February 2021. LCA and scenario analysis of a Norwegian net-zero GHG emission neighbourhood: The importance of mobility and surplus energy from PV technologies. C.Lausselet, K.M.Lund and H.Brattebø. Published at Building and Environment

Photo: Asplan Viak and Elverum vekst.



April 2020. 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 ERC, Horizon 2020.

Photo: Marthe A. Høiberg/NTNU


Sand Paper

Photo: Sand and machine

21.05.2021. Is crushed Norwegian rock the solution to the global sand crisis? A new publication Sustainability of the global sand system in the urban era co-authored by Mark Simoni and Daniel Müller in One Earth.

Photo: Mark Simoni/NTNU


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16.12.2020.  Fireplug, CircWtE, SusWoodStoves - 3 new cutting-edge projects founded by the Norwegian Research Council involving the Industrial Ecology Programme.

Photo: Unsplash.com

Other news

Other news


Losing ground in biodiversity hotspots worldwide
: Agriculture is eating into areas that are important in protecting some of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Most of this new agricultural land is being used to grow cattle feed. (29.10.2020)


Fewer cows, more trees and bioenergy
. Francesco Cherubini serves as lead author of Chapter 6 for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land.


Abandoned cropland helps make Europe cooler
. Abandoned cropland — or land cover change more generally — and its role in regional climate can help to us adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change. And by improving agricultural systems, we can free up land for multiple uses.


EXIOBASE update: v3.8
.We just released a new update for the EXIOBASE 3 MRIO time-series of monetary tables: v3.8. It is a full re-estimate of the time-series, but still relies heavily on "now-casting" economic structure (and environmental extensions).


Tiny homes to fix the climate?
 New blog post by Prof. Edgar Hertwich (12.12.2020)


The Industrial Ecology Digital Lab
provides sustainable digital solutions for sustainability research. (01.01.2021)

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