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Ola Norrman Eriksson

Research presentation

Ola Norrman Eriksson


Research subject: Environmental Science

In my role as Professor in Environmental Engineering, research, teaching and supervision of PhD students is included. Teaching is mainly performed within education programs in construction, energy and environmental engineering, while research and supervision primarily focuses on environmental assessment of technologies with a focus on life cycle assessment (LCA) in construction, energy and transport. In practice, all activities are conducted in collaboration with faculty colleagues and various businesses and organizations regionally and nationally.

I grew up in northern Stockholm and in 1997 I became a mechanical engineer specializing in energy at KTH. This was followed by graduate studies in chemical engineering at KTH, which ended with a PhD in Industrial Ecology in 2003. The thesis mainly includes life cycle analysis of municipal solid waste management using the computer model ORWARE. I moved to Gävle in 2004 and then began my employment at HiG. However, there is a continued connection to KTH as I am admitted as Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Strategies Research. To varying degree I also work part time at the research and consulting firm Profu.

Research ID: J-1472-2012





Scholarly articles, refereed

Petrovic, B., Eriksson, O. & Zhang, X. (2023). Carbon assessment of a wooden single-family building – A novel deep green design and elaborating on assessment parameters. Building and Environment, 233. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110093 [More information]
Arfan, M., Eriksson, O., Wang, Z. & Soam, S. (2023). Life cycle assessment and life cycle costing of hydrogen production from biowaste and biomass in Sweden. Energy Conversion and Management, 291. 10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117262 [More information]
Danevad, D., Sapounas, A., Hillman, K. & Eriksson, O. (2023). Life cycle assessment of greenhouse tomatoes for the Swedish market. Journal of Cleaner Production, 431, 139819-. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.139819 [More information]
Brändström, J. & Eriksson, O. (2022). How circular is a value chain? Proposing a Material Efficiency Metric to evaluate business models. Journal of Cleaner Production, 342. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.130973 [More information]
Arfan, M., Wang, Z., Soam, S. & Eriksson, O. (2021). Biogas as a transport fuel—a system analysis of value chain development in a Swedish context. Sustainability, 13 (8). 10.3390/su13084560 [More information]
Petrovic, B., Zhang, X., Eriksson, O. & Wallhagen, M. (2021). Life Cycle Cost Analysis of a Single-Family House in Sweden. Buildings, 11 (5). 10.3390/buildings11050215 [More information]
Ramirez Villegas, R., Eriksson, O. & Olofsson, T. (2020). Environmental payback of renovation strategies in a northern climate - the impact of nuclear power and fossil fuels in the electricity supply. Energies, 13 (1). 10.3390/en13010080 [More information]
Carlos-Pinedo, S., Wang, Z., Eriksson, O. & Soam, S. (2020). Study of the digestion process at a full-scale solid-state biogas plant by using ORWARE : Model modification and implementation. Waste Management, 107, 133-142. 10.1016/j.wasman.2020.03.036 [More information]
Ramírez-Villegas, R., Eriksson, O. & Olofsson, T. (2019). Combined Environmental and Economic Assessment of Energy Efficiency Measures in a Multi-Dwelling Building. Energies, 12 (13). 10.3390/en12132484 [More information]
Holmgren, M., Kabanshi, A., Langeborg, L., Barthel, S., Colding, J., Eriksson, O. & Sörqvist, P. (2019). Deceptive sustainability : Cognitive bias in people's judgment of the benefits of CO<sub>2</sub> emission cuts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 64, 48-55. 10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.05.005 [More information]
Guven, H., Wang, Z. & Eriksson, O. (2019). Evaluation of future food waste management alternatives in Istanbul from the life cycle assessment perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 239. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117999 [More information]
Petrovic, B., Myhren, J., Zhang, X., Wallhagen, M. & Eriksson, O. (2019). Life cycle assessment of a wooden single-family house in Sweden. Applied Energy, 251, 1456-1465. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.05.056 [More information]
Petrovic, B., Myhren, J., Zhang, X., Wallhagen, M. & Eriksson, O. (2019). Life cycle assessment of building materials for a single-family house in Sweden. Energy Procedia, 158, 3547-3552. 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.913 [More information]
Ramirez Villegas, R., Eriksson, O. & Olofsson, T. (2019). Life Cycle Assessment of Building Renovation Measures : Trade-off between Building Materials and Energy. Energies, 12 (3). 10.3390/en12030344 [More information]
Carlos-Pinedo, S., Wang, Z. & Eriksson, O. (2019). Methane yield from SS-AD : Experiences to learn by a full spectrum analysis at laboratory-, pilot- and full-scale. Biomass and Bioenergy, 127. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.105270 [More information]
Wallhagen, M., Eriksson, O. & Sörqvist, P. (2018). Gender Differences in Environmental Perspectives among Urban Design Professionals. Buildings, 8 (4). 10.3390/buildings8040059 [More information]
Guven, H., Eriksson, O., Wang, Z. & Ozturk, I. (2018). Life cycle assessment of upgrading options of a preliminary wastewater treatment plant including food waste addition. Water Research, 145, 518-530. 10.1016/j.watres.2018.08.061 [More information]
Djuric Ilic, D., Eriksson, O., Ödlund, L. & Åberg, M. (2018). No zero burden assumption in a circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 182, 352-362. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.031 [More information]
Eriksson, O. (2017). Energy and Waste Management. Energies, 10 (7). 10.3390/en10071072 [More information]
Eriksson, O. & Finnveden, G. (2017). Energy Recovery from Waste Incineration : The Importance of Technology Data and System Boundaries on CO<sub>2</sub> Emissions. Energies, 10 (4). 10.3390/en10040539 [More information]
Arushanyan, Y., Bjorklund, A., Eriksson, O., Finnveden, G., Soderman, M., Sundqvist, J. & Stenmarck, Å. (2017). Environmental Assessment of Possible Future Waste Management Scenarios. Energies, 10 (2). 10.3390/en10020247 [More information]
Eriksson, O. (2017). Nuclear power and resource efficiency-A proposal for a revised primary energy factor. Sustainability, 9 (6). 10.3390/su9061063 [More information]
Wallhagen, M., Malmqvist, T. & Eriksson, O. (2017). Professionals' knowledge and use of environmental assessment in an architectural competition. Building Research & Information, 45 (4), 426-442. 10.1080/09613218.2015.1118264 [More information]
Hadin, Å., Hillman, K. & Eriksson, O. (2017). Prospects for Increased Energy Recovery from Horse Manure : A Case Study of Management Practices, Environmental Impact and Costs. Energies, 10 (12). 10.3390/en10121935 [More information]
Hadin, Å., Eriksson, O. & Hillman, K. (2016). A review of potential critical factors in horse keeping for anaerobic digestion of horse manure. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 65, 432-442. 10.1016/j.rser.2016.06.058 [More information]
Ramirez Villegas, R., Eriksson, O. & Olofsson, T. (2016). Assessment of renovation measures for a dwelling area - Impacts on energy efficiency and building certification. Building and Environment, 97, 26-33. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.12.012 [More information]
Eriksson, O., Bisaillon, M., Haraldsson, M. & Sundberg, J. (2016). Enhancement of biogas production from food waste and sewage sludge : environmental and economic life cycle performance. Journal of Environmental Management, 175, 33-39. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.03.022 [More information]
Hadin, Å. & Eriksson, O. (2016). Horse manure as feedstock for anaerobic digestion. Waste Management, 65, 506-518. 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.06.023 [More information]
Ljunggren Söderman, M., Eriksson, O., Björklund, A., Östblom, G., Ekvall, T., Finnveden, G., Arushanyan, Y. & Sundqvist, J. (2016). Integrated economic and environmental assessment of waste policy instruments. Sustainability, 8 (5). 10.3390/su8050411 [More information]
Eriksson, O., Hadin, Å., Hennessy, J. & Jonsson, D. (2016). Life cycle assessment of horse manure treatment. Energies, 9 (12). 10.3390/en9121011 [More information]
Eriksson, O., Jonsson, D. & Hillman, K. (2016). Life cycle assessment of Swedish single malt whisky. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112 (1), 229-237. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.07.050 [More information]
Andersen, N., Eriksson, O., Hillman, K. & Wallhagen, M. (2016). Wind turbines’ end-of-life : Quantification and characterisation of future waste materials on a national level. Energies, 9 (12). 10.3390/en9120999 [More information]
Eriksson, O., Bisaillon, M., Haraldsson, M. & Sundberg, J. (2014). Integrated waste management as a mean to promote renewable energy. Renewable energy, 61, 38-42. 10.1016/j.renene.2012.04.024 [More information]
Wallhagen, M., Glaumann, M., Eriksson, O. & Westerberg, U. (2013). Framework for Detailed Comparison of Building Environmental Assessment Tools. Buildings, 3 (1), 39-60. 10.3390/buildings3010039 [More information]
Finnveden, G., Ekvall, T., Arushanyan, Y., Bisaillon, M., Henriksson, G., Gunnarsson Östling, U., Ljunggren Söderman, M., Sahlin, J., Stenmarck, Å., Sundberg, J., Sundqvist, J., Svenfelt, Å., Söderholm, P., Björklund, A., Eriksson, O., Forsfält, T. & Guath, M. (2013). Policy Instruments towards a Sustainable Waste Management. Sustainability, 5 (3), 841-881. 10.3390/su5030841 [More information]
Andersson, M., Eriksson, O. & von Borgstede, C. (2012). The Effects of Environmental Management Systems on Source Separation in the Work and Home Settings. Sustainability, 4 (6), 1292-1308. 10.3390/su4061292 [More information]
Eriksson, O. & Bisaillon, M. (2011). Multiple system modelling of waste management. Waste Management, 31 (12), 2620-2630. 10.1016/j.wasman.2011.07.007 [More information]
Eriksson, O. & Baky, A. (2010). Identification and testing of potential key parameters in system analysis of municipal solid waste management. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 54 (12), 1095-1099. 10.1016/j.resconrec.2010.03.002 [More information]
Gentil, E., Damgaard, A., Hauschild, M., Finnveden, G., Eriksson, O., Thorneloe, S., Kaplan, P., Barlaz, M., Muller, O., Matsui, Y., Ii, R. & Christensen, T. (2010). Models for waste life cycle assessment : Review of technical assumptions. Waste Management, 30 (12), 2636-2648. 10.1016/j.wasman.2010.06.004 [More information]
Assefa, G., Glaumann, M., Malmqvist, T. & Eriksson, O. (2010). Quality versus impact : Comparing the environmental efficiency of building properties using the EcoEffect tool. Building and Environment, 45 (5), 1095-1103. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.10.001 [More information]
Glaumann, M., Svenfelt, Å., Malmqvist, T., Finnveden, G. & Eriksson, O. (2009). Development of an environmental rating tool for buildings through a new kind of dialogue between stakeholders and researchers. ArchNet - I J A R, 3 (1), 116-130. External link [More information]
Eriksson, O. & Finnveden, G. (2009). Plastic waste as a fuel - CO<sub>2</sub>-neutral or not?. Energy and Environmental Science, 2 (9), 907-914. 10.1039/B908135F [More information]
Assefa, G., Glaumann, M., Malmqvist, T., Kindembe, B., Hult, M., Myhr, U. & Eriksson, O. (2007). Environmental assessment of building properties - where natural and social sciences meet : the case of EcoEffect. Building and Environment, 42 (3), 1458-1464. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2005.12.011 [More information]
Finnveden, G., Björklund, A., Carlsson Reich, M., Eriksson, O. & Sörbom, A. (2007). Flexible and robust strategies for waste management in Sweden. Waste Management, 27 (8), S1-S8. 10.1016/j.wasman.2007.02.017 [More information]
Eriksson, O., Finnveden, G., Ekvall, T. & Björklund, A. (2007). Life cycle assessment of fuels for district heating : a comparison of waste incineration, biomass- and natural gas combustion. Energy Policy, 35 (2), 1346-1362. 10.1016/j.enpol.2006.04.005 [More information]
Ekvall, T., Assefa, G., Björklund, A., Eriksson, O. & Finnveden, G. (2007). What life-cycle assessment does and does not do in assessments of waste management. Waste Management, 27 (8), 989-996. 10.1016/j.wasman.2007.02.015 [More information]
Eriksson, O., Carlsson Reich, M., Frostell, B., Björklund, A., Assefa, G., Sundqvist, J., Granath, J., Baky, A. & Thyselius, L. (2005). Municipal Solid Waste Management from a Systems Perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 13 (3), 241-252. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2004.02.018 [More information]
Assefa, G., Björklund, A., Eriksson, O. & Frostell, B. (2005). ORWARE : an aid to Environmental Technology Chain Assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 13 (3), 265-274. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2004.02.019 [More information]
Assefa, G., Eriksson, O. & Frostell, B. (2005). Technology assessment of thermal treatment technologies using ORWARE. Energy Conversion and Management, 46 (5), 797-819. 10.1016/j.enconman.2004.04.011 [More information]
Eriksson, O., Olofsson, M. & Ekvall, T. (2003). How model-based systems analysis can be improved for waste management planning. Waste Management & Research, 21 (6), 488-500. [More information]
Eriksson, O., Frostell, B., Björklund, A., Assefa, G., Sundqvist, J., Granath, J., Carlsson, M., Baky, A. & Thyselius, L. (2002). ORWARE : a simulation tool for waste management. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 36 (4), 287-307. 10.1016/S0921-3449(02)00031-9 [More information]

Other articles (popular science, debate etc.)

Finnveden, G., Ekvall, T., Björklund, A., von Borgstede, C., Eriksson, O., Forsfält, T., Guath, M., Henriksson, G., Ljunggren Söderman, M., Stenmarck, Å., Sundqvist, J., Svenfelt, Å., Söderholm, P. & Åkesson, L. (2013). Regeringen måste satsa på resurseffektivt samhälle. Dagens nyheter (2013-04-01). [More information]
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