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Circular Economy Research

Circular Economy Research

A circular economy aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.

Today's economic model of "take, make, dispose" is reaching its physical limits and must be replaced. Resource scarcity, climate changes, waste accumulation and pollution are challenges that our society will face in the near future. A change towards circular economy will be crucial for value creation, economic growth and waste- and resource management in the coming decades. Circular economy provides solutions for how to create more value out of less resources and will provide vast opportunities for innovation and business creation for those who master circular economy.

Through our research on circular economy, SINTEF develops competence and technology through cross-disciplinary cooperation to assist our customers in creating their future business: Profitable and sustainable.


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Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen

Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen

Senior Research Scientist

Relevant information

CO2 as a raw material becomes a "game changer" for the industry

CO2 emissions equivalent to what 2,200 cars produce in a year can be turned into new products using biotechnology. In the EU project PyroCO2, the greenhouse gas CO2 will become a profitable business, at the same time the project will contribute to zero emissions and a sustainable economy.

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