Green Gothenburg

Waste Safari in Gothenburg

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A Biogas hotspot

Göteborg Energi sees biogas as one of the most important renewable fuels of the future and a key to the transition to a fossil-free society.

Circular economy

Circular economy is all about a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. Unlike in todays linear economy, in a circular economy we see everything as a resource for something else – waste doesn’t exist. How do business models need to change to suit a circular economy? What does this new way of thinking mean for the business community? How can profitable business models be combined with social and environmental responsibility? How can we design products right from the beginning, and do things even better, instead of just less bad?

Destination Stockholm Clean Tech

This program gives you an overview of the environmental technology in Stockholm. It includes a visit at the center for Sweden’s leading R&D activities in the field of wastewater treatment, as well as one of the world’s most well-known examples of sustainable city development.


Perhaps the world’s greatest challenge is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly fossil carbon dioxide. Several exciting and new innovative ways to replace fossil energy are under development in the area, such as the Algae pilot and Bioendev.

Energy symbiosis – Händelö Eco Industrial Park

On the small island of Händelö, a part of the city of Norrköping in East Sweden, there is a remarkable energy symbiosis where the surplus from one company is used as a input to a neighbouring company. Everything is based on green energy!

Gothenburg Energy – District heating and remote cooling

Gothenburg solves its energy challenges with a combination of previous initiatives and new technology. District heating was first introduced back in the 1950s, and the whole of Gothenburg is heated with energy that would otherwise have been wasted.

IRIS – Smart cities

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Sjöstadsverket – leading wastewater research

Visit Hammarby Sjöstadsverk, the center for Sweden’s leading R&D activities in the field of wastewater treatment.

Sustainable urban development

Many cities around the world today have problems with poor air quality, and often it is the combination of heat and car exhaust that is the cause. The development of fossil-free transportation in cities of the future is critical. Umeå, has extremely innovative electric buses adapted to cold climates. Umeå’s goal is to have fossil-free city traffic by 2020.

New buildings use significantly less energy than existing buildings, which in turn can reduce their energy use with smart renovation methods. Umeå region has evolved as a hub for sustainable construction and management, and the interest in our work is great. Umeå’s objective is to become a world leader in sustainable construction by 2020.

Sustainable waste management

The program focuses on sustainable waste management, presenting a complete waste and recycling system for an urban region with almost one million inhabitants.


Through a long-term perspective, Sweden has become a world leader in waste management in a sustainable way.

Waste Safari in Gothenburg

On this study tour we present three innovative methods for waste collection, all implemented in the Gothenburg region.

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