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Discarded clothes: a new lease on life

re:newcell, a Swedish company, has developed and patented textile recycling technology. “Our process converts cellulose fibers from cotton and trees (rayon) into a pulp to produce new. The technology is unique and is based the pulp industry methods,” says Gunnar Henriksson, professor of wood chemistry and co-owner of re:newcell.

Microfungi replaces fishmeal

Zygomycetes are microfungi that decompose dead plant material. They grow well on sidestreams from forest and agricultural industry, providing a nutritious and environment-friendly biomass, suitable as fish feed.

A prestigious environmental award for Energy Opticon

Planning the energy production in district heating networks is a challenging task. Weather, consumption forecasting and market fluctuations - there are many variables to consider. Energy Opticon from Lund, Sweden, has developed a prize-winning software solution that automatically optimizes the management of the facilities.

Geoengineering to offset climate change?

Even with zero emissions, we may deem it necessary to reduce the atmospheric carbon concentration. Solar radiation management techniques could be employed as a stopgap solution to offset a global temperature on the rise. Such deliberate acts of climate intervention are referred to as geoengineering.

Second hand markets for the circular economy

The company Godsinlösen makes sure that damaged property is repaired and brought to new use. The concept of circular damage cover is a collaboration with insurance companies, where damaged property is collected and repaired, and repaired products are offered as compensation. Damaged goods from transports and e-commerce are also given a second life.

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Deep drilling for green energy

DHE Holding harvests geothermal energy through deep hole drilling. A new, patented drilling method cuts through the bedrock ten times as fast as competing technologies, and can reach greater depths where the temperature is higher. This makes the energy source viable and competitive at new locations.

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A prestigious environmental award for Energy Opticon

Planning the energy production in district heating networks is a challenging task. Weather, consumption forecasting and market fluctuations – there are many variables to consider. Energy Opticon from Lund, Sweden, has developed a prize-winning software solution that automatically optimizes the management of the facilities.

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Sealing stops methane gas from leaking

Methane leaking from natural gas pipelines is a huge problem. NextSeal’s sealing technology can reduce leakage by 95 percent, thanks to a revolutionary approach of counterbalancing the pressure.

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Oil out of waste

Cassandra Oil’s thermal reactors extract oil from waste containing hydrocarbons. Tires, plastic and oil-polluted water can be used as feedstock, with little need for sorting. This saves natural resources and contributes to the circular economy.

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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