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Green chemistry for surface treatment and cleaning

Biokleen develops biodegradable, water-soluble and biocide-free products for surface cleaning and maintenance, such as wood protection based on silicon dioxide - an example of Green Chemistry.

A cure for poor bathing water quality

Bathing sites near urban areas frequently have problems with poor water quality caused by waste water discharges. Kemira's disinfectant DesinFix cleans bathing water quickly with no hazardous substances remaining in the water.

Beer with smaller climate impact

Our drinking habits and the beer market have changed a lot in recent years. Ten years ago, there were about 20 breweries operating in Sweden. Today, the number is closer to 190. In the 1970s, Systembolaget (the government owned chain of liquor stores with monopoly on alcohol sales in Sweden) offered 50 different kinds of beer. Now, thousands of beers are available. In the 1970s, few except the environmental authorities made any connection between beer production and the environment, or linked business opportunities to environmental advantage.

Light and strong aircraft structures

Laser-welded lightweight structures can make aircraft engines much lighter without compromising strength. The technology saves fuel and reduces emissions, and the developer, GKN Aerospace, expects it to have a lot of traction.

Sustainable funds carry the Nordic Swan Ecolabel

Savers can now choose funds that live up to tough sustainability requirements by looking for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. In October 2017, the first certificates were distributed to twelve Swedish funds.

Light and strong aircraft structures

Laser-welded lightweight structures can make aircraft engines much lighter without compromising strength. The technology saves fuel and reduces emissions, and the developer, GKN Aerospace, expects it to have a lot of traction.

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Cleaner mining operations with electric loaders

Underground electric loaders improve operational costs, eliminate noise and diesel emissions and minimize the need for underground ventilation. Atlas Copco’s new battery powered loaders match the power of diesel loaders, and offer smart automated functions.

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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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