Feb 23, 2016 |
At the end of 2015, the first results from the unique project Bäckhammars Algbruk (Bäckhammar’s Algae Factory), run by SP, were presented. ”For the last three years, we have used waste from Bäckhammar’s pulp and paper mill to produce biomass at the test bed. The aim has been to make use of excess resources to produce algae biomass in...Read More
Oct 20, 2015 |
Volvo Cars was the first carmaker to develop and produce a diesel-based plug-in hybrid powertrain with the launch of the V60 D6 Twin Engine in 2012. The new model V60 D5 Twin Engine, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, is receiving a lot of attention. ”The Twin Engine technology with both diesel and electric engines quickly proved...Read More
Sep 15, 2015 |
There is a global quest for the vehicle fuels of the future. Oil prices are fluctuating, and with growing concern over the climate effects of fossil fuels, the search is on for products with lower carbon dioxide emissions. Biogas, electricity and ethanol are the commercialized alternatives. Now, Swedish consumers can choose diesel and gasoline containing tall oil, a renewable...Read More
Sep 8, 2015 |
Swedish solutions in environmental technology, such as waste management systems, is arousing the interest of many countries. Besides the practical issues such as waste collection and treatment, it is a matter of looking at waste as a resource. Waste can be used for energy production, materials recycling, and sometimes to extract fertilizer. There is also a wide-spread interest in...Read More
Aug 25, 2015 |
The combustion of aviation fuels releases carbon dioxide. Emissions are easily calculated, since they are correlated to fuel consumption. The impact on the climate is the same regardless of where and at which altitude the emissions are released. Currently, aviation represents two percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, but according to the IPCC the share may reach three percent...Read More
May 19, 2015 |
“We want to build a society independent of fossil fuels,” says Rolf Hasselström, President and CEO of Opcon AB. “Our goal is products and systems that combine minimal environmental impact with optimum performance, reliability and long life.” “Today, a very small percentage of waste heat is recovered for energy production. We see a great potential for our waste heat-to-electricity...Read More
Apr 21, 2015 |
Echandia Marine has developed an electric-powered passenger ferry that now operates in Stockholm. The boat ‘super’ charges its batteries while docked. The fog has lifted over Riddarfjärden, and the sun is shining down on the E/S Movitz’ 23 meter- long green and white hull, resting quietly in her mooring. On the dock next to the ship is a large reel mounted with a rolled-up heavy-duty charging cable. Like a discrete maritime signal, the cable reel...Read More
Apr 14, 2015 |
Hydraulic technologies play an increasingly important role in our lives. Ranked per capita, Sweden is one of the leading users of such technology for industrial applications. For most people, the excavator or backhoe is the epitome of hydraulic technology that transforms diesel power into propulsion and excavation muscle. Modern hydraulics are also used in forestry machinery, trucks, brake systems, aircraft,...Read More
Mar 24, 2015 |
“The eight largest car manufacturers invest extensively in hydrogen-based fuel-cell vehicles, where the electricity is produced in fuel cells. We are convinced that environmentally friendly production of hydrogen from renewable electricity is the start of a rapidly growing market for zero-emission cars,” says Roger Andersson, business developer AGA Gas AB, Clean Energy division. Vehicles but no infrastructure Hyundai, Toyota...Read More
Feb 10, 2015 |
The use of road salt and other chemicals for de-icing in winter is extensive. In Canada, five million tons are used per year; in the United States 15 million tons and in Sweden, 0.25 million tons are used annually. “Road salt to melt snow and ice causes a number of problems,” says Oscar Lyttbacka, President of Eco Concept Earth. “Groundwater...Read More
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