Recent Submissions

  • Economic Feasibility of Semi-Underground Pumped Storage Hydropower Plants in Open-Pit Mines 

    Wessel, Michael; Madlener, Reinhard; Hilgers, Christoph (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This work aims at the economic evaluation of a semi-underground pumped hydro storage power plant erected in an abandoned open-pit mine. For the exploratory model-based analysis, we develop and apply both a simple deterministic ...
  • When Green Procurement Meets Complexity: The Case of Sustainable Neighborhood Projects 

    Hamdan, Hasan; De Boer, Luitzen; Baer, Daniela (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    In a rapidly urbanizing world, cities form the key context for a sustainable transition. The neighborhood scale is suggested as a successful scale to realize cross-sector, inter-organizational collaborations. The multifaceted ...
  • Evaluation of Synergies in the Context of European Multi-Business Utilities 

    Fuhrmann, Jens; Madlener, Reinhard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    In this paper, we evaluate selected multi-business utilities in the European energy market with regard to synergy potentials. To this end, we survey the development of the energy market in Europe and the performance of ...
  • A common soil temperature threshold for the upper limit of alpine grasslands in European mountains 

    Bürli, Sarah; Theurillat, Jean-Paul; Winkler, Manuela; Lamprecht, Andrea; Pauli, Harald; Rixen, Christian; Steinbauer, Klaus; Wipf, Sonja; Abdaladze, Otar; Andrews, Christopher; Barančok, Peter; Benito‑Alonso, José Luis; Fernández Calzado, Maria Rosa; Carranza, Maria Laura; Dick, Jan; Erschbamer, Brigitta; Ghosn, Dany; Gigaur, Khatuna; Kazakis, George; Mallaun, Martin; Michelsen, Ottar; Moiseev, Dmitry; Moiseev, Pavel; Molau, Ulf; Mesa, Joaquín Molero; di Cella, Umberto Morra; Nadeem, Imran; Nagy, Laszlo; Nicklas, Lena; Palaj, Andrej; Pedersen, Bård; Petey, Martina; Puşcaş, Mihai; Rossi, Graziano; Stanisci, Angela; Tomaselli, Marcello; Unterluggauer, Peter; Ursu, Tudor‑Mihai; Villar, Luis; Vittoz, Pascal (Journal article, 2021)
    While climatic research about treeline has a long history, the climatic conditions corresponding to the upper limit of closed alpine grasslands remain poorly understood. Here, we propose a climatic defnition for this limit, ...
  • An Exploratory Economic Analysis of Underground Pumped-Storage Hydro Power Plants in Abandoned Deep Coal Mines 

    Madlener, Reinhard; Specht, Jan Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This study researches the concept of underground pumped-storage hydro power plants in closed-down underground hard coal mines in Germany. After a review on how this could be realized technically, an economic feasibility ...
  • The U.S. coal sector between shale gas and renewables: Last resort coal exports? 

    Hauenstein, Christian; Holz, Franziska (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Coal consumption and production have sharply declined in recent years in the U.S., despite political support. Reasons are mostly unfavorable economic conditions for coal, including competition from natural gas and renewables ...
  • Music Teachers’ and Administrators’ Perspectives on Entrepreneurship in Norwegian Higher Music Education: An Exploratory Pilot Study 

    Toscher, Benjamin (Chapter, 2021)
    Arts entrepreneurship education has been increasingly offered in Nor- wegian Higher Music Education (HME) since 2011 (Watne & Nymoen, 2017). I argue that a teacher’s perspective and definition of entrepreneurship influences ...
  • Data for a meta-analysis of the adaptive layer in adaptive large neighborhood search 

    Turkeš, Renata; Sörensen, Kenneth; Hvattum, Lars Magnus; Barrena, Eva; Chentli, Hayet; Coelho, Leandro C; Dayarian, Iman; Grimault, Axel; Gullhav, Anders Nordby; Iris, Cagatay; Keskin, Merve; Kiefer, Alexander; Lusby, Richard Martin; Mauri, Geraldo Regis; Monroy-Licht, Marcela; Parragh, Sophie N.; Riquelme-Rodriguez, Juan-Pablo; Santini, Alberto; Santos, Vinicius Gandra Martins; Thomas, Charles (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Meta-analysis, a systematic statistical examination that combines the results of several independent studies, has the potential of obtaining problem- and implementation-independent knowledge and understanding of metaheuristic ...
  • Circular economy in manufacturing companies: A review of case study literature 

    Bjørnbet, Marit Moe; Skaar, Christofer; Fet, Annik Magerholm; Schulte, Kjersti Øverbø (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Manufacturing companies have played an important role in improving standards of living worldwide. However, in a linear setting, they are also linked to unsustainable production and consumption patterns. The concept of ...
  • Not so Different Altogether: Putting Lean and Sociotechnical Design into Practice in a Process Industry 

    Hekneby, Torbjørn; Benders, Jos; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Purpose: The shop-floor organization under lean production (LP) has been hotly debated for about three decades. As this organization concept leaves considerable room for interpretation, the content of lean-inspired changes ...
  • Technology adoption in a declining market 

    Hagspiel, Verena; Huisman, Kuno J.M.; Kort, Peter M.; Lavrutich, Maria; Nunes, Cláudia; Pimentel, Rita (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Rapid technological developments are inducing the shift in consumer demand from existing products towards new alternatives. When operating in a declining market, the profitability of incumbent firms is largely dependent ...
  • Relevance of Adult Higher Education on Knowledge Management in the Healthcare Sector 

    Vold, Aud Tone; Haave, Hanne Marit (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Organizations, including the healthcare sector, are subject to changes in market, technology and regulations. This requires enhanced and different types of knowledge, and has led to an increased demand for adult higher ...
  • Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in the European Energy System 

    Backe, Stian; Pinel, Dimitri; Askeland, Magnus; Lindberg, Karen Byskov; Korpås, Magnus; Tomasgard, Asgeir (ZEN Report;, Research report, 2021)
    Utviklingen av energisystemet drives av politiske ambisjoner for å dempe klimaendringene. Disse ambisjonene impliserer at energirelaterte klimagassutslipp må reduseres dramatisk i løpet av de neste tiårene. I tillegg til ...
  • Enterprise Systems and Blockchain Technology: The Dormant Potentials 

    Haddara, Moutaz; Norveel, Julie; Langseth, Marius (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    This paper surveys the current status of blockchain technologies integration and its potentials with enterprise systems’ (ES). The blockchain technology has received substantial attention since the recent cryptocurrency-boom. ...
  • The Role of Consumer Autonomy in Developing Sustainable AI: A Conceptual Framework 

    Bjørlo, Lena Vatne; Moen, Øystein; Pasquine, Mark (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Artificial intelligence (AI)-based decision aids are increasingly employed by businesses to assist consumers’ decision-making. Personalized content based on consumers’ data brings benefits for both consumers and businesses, ...
  • Verneombudets rolle i sikkerhetsarbeidet - case-studier i bygg og anlegg 

    Tinmannsvik, Ranveig Kviseth; Albrechtsen, Eirik; Kilskar, Stine Skaufel; Edwin, Kinga Wasilkiewicz (Research report, 2020)
    Rapporten beskriver resultatene fra en kartlegging der formålet har vært å få økt kunnskap om verneombudets rolle, utfordringer og muligheter knyttet til deres deltakelse i sikkerhetsarbeidet i bygg- og anleggsprosjekter. ...
  • Peer-to-peer trading under subscribed capacity tariffs - an equilibrium approach 

    Bjarghov, Sigurd; Askeland, Magnus; Backe, Stian (Chapter, 2020)
    Local peer-to-peer (P2P) markets are envisioned as a promising market design to integrate the increasing number of agents in the distribution grid. To incentivize grid-friendly consumption profiles, we suggest a subscribed ...
  • Demand Response as a Real-Time, Physical Hedge for Retail Electricity Providers: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Market Case Study 

    Blohm, Andrew; Crawford, Jaden; Gabriel, Steven Adam (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Residential demand response (DR) programs are generally administered through an electricity distribution utility, or an electric grid operator. These programs typically reduce electricity consumption by inducing behavioral ...
  • Development and modelling of different decarbonisation scenarios of the European energy system until 2050 as a contribution to achieving the ambitious 1.5°C climate target - Establishment of open source/data modelling in the European H2020 project openENTRANCE 

    Auer, Hans; Crespo del Granado, Pedro; Qei, Pao-Yu; Hainsch, Karlo; Löffler, Konstantin; Burandt, Thorsten; Huppmann, Daniel; Graabak, Ingeborg (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    The ambition of the openENTRANCE project is to develop and establish an open, transparent and integrated modelling platform for assessing low-carbon transition pathways of the European energy system. In this context, the ...
  • Innovasjonsarbeid i FME-ene, mars 2020 

    Gustavsen, Arild; Kvellheim, Ann Kristin; Medbø, Eirik Gjelsvik; Tomasgard, Asgeir; Coldevin, Grete Håkonsen; Kjølle, Gerd Hovin; Bergmann-Paulsen, Jonas; Brende, Hege; Claussen, Ingrid Camilla; Røkke, Petter Egil; Størset, Sigmund Østtveit; Mølnvik, Mona J.; Haug, Halvard; Marstein, Erik Stensrud (Research report, 2020)
    Fra innledningen. FME ZEN er et senter for miljøvennlig energi som skal utvikle løsninger for framtidens bygninger og byområder – løsninger som bidrar til at nullut-slippssamfunnet kan realiseres. FME ZEN skal vare i åtte ...

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