Bålsta extracts waste heat
The district heating plant in Bålsta supplies Håbo municipality with environmentally-friendly heat and hot water. The plant consists of three boilers: a wood chip boiler, a pellet boiler and an oil-fired boiler, which together represent 80% of the plants total energy production. The remaining 20% are taken from a adjucent gypsum factory, whose waste heat is led to the boiler through pipes.
Cefur Showroom – Cradle to Cradle in Ronneby, Blekinge
If you want to know how business and society inspired by Cradle to Cradle can contribute to healthy living environments, then visit Cefur Showroom in Ronneby, southern Sweden. Every company exhibiting in the Showroom is on a journey that will gradually improve the environment while stimulating the economy and corporate growth.
CELSIUS – Smart Heating and Cooling
The EU’s largest smart energy cities project, CELSIUS, has taken a leading role in demonstrating and promoting smart district heating and cooling solutions across Europe. More than 60 cities have now joined the project, coordinated by Sweden’s largest municipal energy company Göteborg Energi and the city.
Cleaner air in Stockholm with sewage sludge
Two sewage treatment works in Stockholm are producing biogas from sewage sludge. After having purified the gas, it can be used for both heating and vehicle fuel and in addition creates no net emissions of carbon dioxide. Consequently, the treatment works have reduced their amount of emissions and become energy suppliers. Therefore, sewage sludge is no longer an environmental problem, but an important energy resource.
Climate Friendly Childbirths
Nitrous oxide is used during 80 per cent of childbirths. This gas is a green-house gas 310 times stronger than carbon-dioxide and one kilogram that is emitted into the atmosphere is equivalent to 1500 kilometres of driving a car. Region Skåne, the regional health care management organization of southern Sweden has installed equipment from the company Nordic Gas Cleaning for separating the nitrous oxide into oxygen and nitrogen at all of its five hospitals with birth clinics. This has not only reduced emissions by 99 per cent. It has also improved the work environment for midwives, who previously felt tired and nauseous after inhaling substantial amounts of air contaminated by nitrous oxide. Now both midwives and birth-giving mothers feel better due to this improvement.