Highlights and news - Industrial Ecology Programme (IndEcol)
Highlights and news from IndEcol
Highlights and news from IndEcol
July 2023. In this Review article, we discuss the role of LCA in evaluating and shaping strategies on the decarbonization of energy systems, circular economy, sustainable consumption, and sustainable finance.
01.03.2023. Net Climate Effects of Moose Browsing in Early Successional Boreal Forests by Integrating Carbon and Albedo Dynamics. New publication co-authored by Xiangping Hu, Cristina Maria Iordan and Francesco Cherubini.
1.12.2022. Paved roads provide a lot of services such as enabling us to travel and move goods. This study, published in Environmental Science & Tenchnology, assesses the global road material stock and the emissions associated with materials’ production.
Figure: Lola S. A. Rousseau
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
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
JiaJia Li IS4IE
05.07.2023. A successful IS4IE conference in Leiden, Netherlands, ended with Nils Dittrich and Jiajia Li being receiving awards for best posters on sustainable urban systems. In addition, Elisa Pastor Valles was runner-up for the Best overall Poster Award.
Photo: Francesca Verones/NTNU
January 2023. The RAINFOREST project will contribute to enabling, upscaling and accelerating transformative change to reduce biodiversity impacts of major food and biomass value chains. Funded by Horizon Europe.
Photo from kick-off meeting in Lerkendal Gård, Trondheim.
October 2022. ALIGNED PROJECT will advance the scientific field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and collaborate with industries and representatives from five bio-based sectors: construction, woodworking, textile, pulp and paper, and bio-chemicals.
Photo: Aligned project website
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.
20.06.2023. Francesca Verones was selected as lead author for the upcoming IPBES report on Biodiversity and business. This report aims to provide an assessment of the impacts, as well as the dependence, that businesses and biodiversity have.
Photo: Maren Agdestein/NTNU
October 2022. BAMBOO PROJECT will provide comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the effects of biomass trade from land and sea on biodiversity and ecosystem services and an improved way of identifying leverage points.
Photo from kick-off meeting in Leiden (The Netherlands) on bamboo website.
04.08.2022. More than half of data deficient species to be threatened by extinction. New publication in Communications biology by Jan Borgelt, Martin Dorber, Marthe Alnes Høiberg & Francesca Verones.
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.
21.04.2023. Professor Edgar Hertwich was awarded NTNU 's Prize for research and artistic activity as a recognition for particularly outstanding results and his extensive contribution in the international arena for climate research.
Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNU
Two IndEcol professors appointed to International panels
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
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
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