Highlights and news - Industrial Ecology Programme (IndEcol)
Highlights and news from IndEcol
Highlights and news from IndEcol
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
16.12.2020. Fireplug, CircWtE, SusWoodStoves - 3 new cutting-edge projects founded by the Norwegian Research Council involving the Industrial Ecology Programme.
Sustainable Settlements: An NTNU-Sustainability event in collaboration with FME-ZEN and Green2050. Keynote with Shoshanna Saxe, Panel debate with Freja Nygaard Rasmussen, Bendik Manum, Peter Schön, Mohamed Hamdy. Photo: Triantafyllia Pappa/NTNU (01.03.2023)
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.
Energy & Data Science for the Just Transition with keynote speaker Daniel M. Kammen.
Panel discussion on the Just Transition to a Zero-Carbon Energy System with Francesca Verones, Magnus Korpås, Edgar Hertwich, Helge Brattebø. Photo: Triantafyllia Pappa/NTNU (08.02.2023)
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).
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.
The Industrial Ecology Digital Lab provides sustainable digital solutions for sustainability research. (01.01.2021)
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)
IndEcol articles featured in Nature:
- Predominant regional biophysical cooling from recent land cover changes in Europe
- Systems approach to quantify the global omega-3 fatty acid cycle
- Coal-to-gas shift across across temporal and spatial scales
- Trade and the role of non-food commodities for global eutrophication
- Nanotechnology for environmentally sustainable electromobility
- Industrial ecology in integrated assessment models
- Identifying species threat hotspots form global supply chains
Norwegian SciTech News:
- Moose can play a big role in global warming
- Half of the species we know little about may be threatened with extinction (in Norwegian)
- Two Industrial Ecology professors named to international climate-related posts
- Abandoned cropland helps make Europe cooler
- More people and fewer wild fish lead to an omega-3 supply gap
- Francesco Cherubini serves as lead author of Chapter 6 for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
- Professor Anders Hammer Strømman - Selected Lead author of Chapter 10 of the 6th IPCC Asessment Report
- Professor Francesco Cherubini has contributed to WGIII Chapter 7 (Energy systems) and 11 (AFOLU) of the 5th IPCC assessment report.
- Researcher Helene Muri presented findings from the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees global warming at the Norwegian Environment Agency in Oslo.