Augustenborg -Turning a Troubled District into an Attractive, Resilient Eco-City
The Augustenborg district in Malmö was ambitiously rebuilt to manage flooding problems and socioeconomic challenges. As a result of solutions based on ecosystem services, the area is now an attractive neighbourhood and an example of a successful sustainable makeover of an urban district.
National Geodata Strategy Aims to Ensure a More Robust, Efficient and Sustainable Society
Sweden’s National Geodata Strategy is based around five societal challenges that geodata – geographic data and information – will help to solve. Key elements of the strategy are: increasing collaboration; harmonising geodata standards; and making them open and available for both the public and private sectors.
Electric Vehicles on Land and Water Provide Shortcut to a Sustainable City
Tomorrow’s sustainable transport is well underway in Gothenburg. The city is launching a bus route with emissions-free vehicles powered by renewable electricity and an all-electric ferry offering quick, low-carbon public transport over the city’s river.
The Living Lab Shaping the Housing of Tomorrow
What will future, sustainable housing look like? HSB Living Lab is a research and demonstration arena, consisting of real homes for students and guest researchers. This exciting project innovates on site, enhancing the sustainability and quality of present and future homes and buildings.
Gothenburg Takes District Heating to a New Level of Sustainability
Some 90 percent of Gothenburg’s apartment buildings are connected to the district heating network, a well-proven solution with a number of environmental benefits. But the district heating system has now been further improved using new technology to enable storage of heat for fluctuating needs.
Energy, Heat and Steam Generated from 99% Renewable Fuels
Hörneborgsverket, a biofuel-based cogeneration plant, is at the heart of Övik Energi’s energy production. Hörneborgsverket produces roughly equal amounts of district heating, steam, and electricity. Some 99% of the fuels used at the plant are renewable, and the steam is distributed to local industries.
World-Class Biorefinery for Sustainable Cellulose Production
Domsjö Fabriker is part of the Aditya Birla Group, the world’s largest of viscose fibre producer. This cutting-edge biorefinery is developing the textiles of the future for the world’s catwalks, from northern spruce trees. This is creating a sustainable bioeconomy that uses the forest’s unique renewable resources.
MTC – a Full-Scale Test Bed for New Solutions within Waste and Pollution
Increased efforts in environmental technology is crucial to achieve a more sustainable use of society’s resources. MTC in Umeå specialises in the implementation of emerging environmental technologies, focusing on waste, contaminated water and contaminated soil.
Algae Project’s Reduction of CO2 and Production of Biomass Is Climate Win-Win
Two pilot projects in Sweden are using algae cultivation to achieve a number of sustainable effects. Besides reducing carbon dioxide emissions and purifying waste water to minimise over-fertilization, the algae cultivation produces energy-rich algae mass that can be used for biodiesel and animal feed.
Processum – Biorefinery Development for a Fossil-free Future
Processum is an international research- and innovation partner in biorefinery. In their unique research environment, Processum can test new ideas and products all the way from laboratory to demo scale. The aim is to develop methods for converting all kinds of biomass into useful materials such as proteins and chemicals and into bioenergy to replace fossil based raw materials.