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Dynamic glass adjusts to save energy

Air conditioning consumes a lot of energy. ChromoGenics develops energy-saving electrochromic solar protection, in the shape of a thin polymer foil between the windowpanes that adjusts its transparency dynamically. A low electrical voltage, which can be applied automatically or manually, changes the materials degree of shading.

The Second Hand Effect

A new report - The Second Hand Effect - attempts to estimate the environmental advantage of the second hand market. In 2016, the Swedish digital marketplace Blocket alone contributed to carbon savings equivalent to Stockholm's transport emissions for one year.

Efficient floating filter for storm water purification

Swedrop's unique storm water filters manage pollution as close to the source as possible. The filters float in the storm water drain, purifying both incoming and already present water from more than 30 pollutants.

Towards fossil-free domestic goods transport

When transport solutions are purchased, environmental impact is just one of many parameters to consider, and in lack of regulations and minimum standards it is not always the first priority. Nevertheless, sustainable logistics is developing quickly: DSV Road, for instance, has reduced emissions substantially thanks to optimizations and biofuels.

Clean, green laundry with ultra pure water

SWATAB's filter solution makes the water ultra pure before it is pumped into the laundry machine. Thanks to the water's properties, the laundry becomes clean without detergent and at lower temperatures. A ten percent market share would save 21 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Fusion power – the sun’s energy right here on earth

Fusion power is what makes the stars shine. Recreating the process on earth in a controlled and sustained way would bring clean, safe and abundant energy. The technological challenges are formidable - such as how to handle a plasma at extremely high temperatures - but new materials and improved computational capacity is beginning to tip the scales.

Clean, green laundry with ultra pure water

SWATAB’s filter solution makes the water ultra pure before it is pumped into the laundry machine. Thanks to the water’s properties, the laundry becomes clean without detergent and at lower temperatures. A ten percent market share would save 21 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Cost-efficient biomass gasification

Cortus Energy has developed a fully integrated process for biomass gasification. Various feedstocks can be used, and the technology can replace fossil fuels in many applications. A new facility will provide Höganäs with energy for their metal powder production.

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Dynamic glass adjusts to save energy

Air conditioning consumes a lot of energy. ChromoGenics develops energy-saving electrochromic solar protection, in the shape of a thin polymer foil between the windowpanes that adjusts its transparency dynamically. A low electrical voltage, which can be applied automatically or manually, changes the materials degree of shading.

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Efficient solar electricity from submarine engines

Ripasso Energy derives its technology from submarine engines developed by Kockums. Ripasso’s systems generate electricity from concentrated solar power with world-record efficiency. The engines are hybrids, allowing various fuels to be used when the sun is not shining. And commercialization is underway.

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Wood ash-recycling completes the nutrient cycle

Forest biofuel removes nutrients. To complete the natural cycle, nutrients that remain in the ash from the burnt biomass should be returned to the forest. Askungen Vital AB serves as the link between energy producers and forestry, managing the entire chain from ash output until the carefully analyzed ashes are spread.

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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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