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On behalf of BIR, Ostfold Research is conducting the study Quality recycling. The aim of the project is to define “Quality recycling”; assess how the waste fractions glass, metal, textiles and plastics can be utilised better and more efficiently recycled as material resources; Assess and describe the connection between increased efficiency of material utilisation from waste and “quality recycling”. The results will be used in BIR’s new waste and resource strategy for the period 2016-2020.

The EPD tool for the furniture industry was formally approved at a meeting of the project partners in Oslo on 28th January, attended by Trond and John. This followed formal approval of the tool by EPD Norway.

Ostfold Research, SIFO and Nofima invite to a Research Workshop about Food Waste Prevention in Oslo 19th November 2013. The workshop is organized in Collaboration with the Research Council of Norway, the ForMat Project and the FUSIONS Project.

Ostfold Research has published the article "Environmental assessment of chemical products from a Norwegian biorefinery" in Journal of Cleaner Production

The article is concerning the environmental profile of six different chemicals produced by Borregaard, one of the most advanced biorefineries in the world. Ingunn Saur Modahl is the main author, Clara Valente and Andreas Brekke are co-authors. Ostfold Research is in 2015 making an update of the LCA study for Borregaard, performing updates also of the six EPD's from 2010. You can read the article here (free of charge untill May 30, 2015). 

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