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Erik Svanes. Foto: Sverre Christian Jarild

Job title: Research Scientist
Degree: M.Sc.
Telephone: 97016051
Skype-ID: Ostfold Research - Erik Svanes

Research areas: Food and Packaging
Year of employment: 2006

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Erik works at the department for food and packaging at Ostfold Research. He is involved in projects aimed at mapping the environmental impact of products along the value chain, and to identify and quantify measures to reduce these impacts.

He has also been involved in projects in other areas, e.g. wastewater treatment, CCS (carbon capture and storage) and electricity production.

In addition he has participated in the development of ISO 14067, an international standard for the quantification and communication of Carbon Footprints.

He has a M Sc in chemical engineering, specializing in organic chemistry, from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU) in 1987, followed by a study of Environmental Protection at the Institute for Environment and Development at the University of Oslo in 1992-1993. He has been employed at the section for Environmental protection at Ostfold Research since August 2006.

He started his career as research scientist at Norsk Hydro in 1989-1992 and later worked as project leader at Ecolabelling Norway from 1993 to 2006, with the exception of the years 1999-2004 when he worked as consultant in the field of environmental protection.

His interests include yoga, meditation, movies, literature, music and outdoor activities.

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