Cleantech Östergötland

Ebbepark- city transformation by testbed setting

Ebbepark is a city district in transformation, that invites partners to develop their solutions to push ahead on the sustainable transformation.

A sustainable city, in constant change
The city district Ebbepark will play a significant role in the work of achieving Linköping’s goal of becoming a sustainable, climate neutral city. This is accomplished by staging the whole district as a testbed, in constant change, throughout the district’s lifetime. The focus of the tests carried out within the testbed are all sustainable solutions; environmental, socially and economically. This includes strategies for increased recycling, smart energy solutions, charging stations for electric vehicles and much more.

The district offers new opportunities for full-scale limited experiments with still-to-be-tested environmental technology. Businesses, organizations and scientists are given the opportunity to develop and test their ideas and products at full scale, while benefiting from a district which encourages knowledge-sharing and productive collaboration with universities and other businesses. Trials and checks can be carried out in some buildings, in certain apartments, in different workplaces and in public environments. This makes Ebbepark into a dynamic showcase and market place for sustainable solutions, attracting customers and other stakeholders from all over Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world. Of course, all the building materials are listed and approved by the SundaHus application. This application is a database that help in the process of choosing environmetally friendly building materials as well as providing a sound indoor environment for the people living and working in Ebbepark.

The location has also been the focus of a research project from Linköpings University: “A city free of interference”. The project aims to demonstrate the benefits and usefulness of visualizing 3-D scenario for city planning, traffic planning and building logistics during the city districts development.

Testing sustainable solutions
Ligna Energy is one of the companies that are developing their product in Ebbepark. By using organic electronic polymers and biopolymers from the forest they make green, cost-effective, largescale sustainable batteries for energy storage. The energy supply could be from solar cells- an excellent way to go totally fossil free!

Turning transports fossil-free in just minutes- that’s what happened when Energifabriken put a cistern of HVO100, replacing diesel, within the building site. After being in use for six months, the result is astonishing: the use of the HVO100 instead of diesel led to almost 80 tons of CO2 reduction! In addition, the builders are saving time and money, by avoiding a trip to any other gas station to fill up their trucks.

A company pioneering within solar cells is Epishine. Epishine produces indoor solar cells which use ambient or indoor lighting to power IoT sensors and other wireless products. They will continue their innovative development and showcase their products in Ebbepark.

A shower installed and used in the new gym, saves up to 90% of water use and 80% of energy demand from water heating. This is a Space Shower- a showpiece for the future of energy saving equipment and respects the future of water scarcity.

Welcome to the showroom to explore a new way of city transformation!


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