Ethanol can be produced from most raw ingredients that contain sugar or starch, which can in turn be broken down to sugar. In the Norrköping factory wheat, rye and barley are used as raw ingredients. Around 550,000 tonnes of grain are required to produce 210,000 m3 of ethanol. With a yield of 5.5 tonnes per hectare for wheat/triticale in Central Sweden, the factory's capacity is equivalent to a plantation of 100,000 hectares.
In Örnsköldsvik we prioritize sustainable travels and the goal is highlight and use sustainable travel habits in Örnsköldsvik, for example to choose active transportation such as walking and cycling. It may also be to commute by carpooling, or go by public transport such as train or bus. Or best of all not to travel at all. Instead we use Webb- or telephone meetings when it is possible. The municipality's new Bicycle Plan and parking strategy shows the long-term jobs performed in sustainable travel.
In Trosa Marina there is a boat-washer, which scrubs off the fouling on boat hulls. Thanks to the boat-washer, the boat-owners do not have to use environmentally-hazardous anti fouling paints anymore.
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To improve accessibility in the city centre, a joint goods reception for smaller deliveries to downtown shops has been established.
The city, property owners, transport companies and stores have collaborated to simplify regulations, establish walking speed areas and intensify checks. As a result, it is remarkably easier to distribute goods in the city while traffic intensity, noise and emissions have decreased. The participant response has been consistently positive and the model has attracted interest from other cities in Sweden and internationally.
Clean public transport initiative
The Clean Vehicles Poject started in the mid 90’s, originally to acquire environmentally friendly cars for the municipality. This led to the development of an infrastructure for the supply of clean vehicles and bio fuels. Since then, a considerable number of cars have been bought, tested and evaluated and the supply of clean vehicles and bio fuels has increased successively.
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The introduction of congestion charges in Stockholm was one of the reasons why Stockholm was awarded “European Green Capital 2010”. The introduction has led to reduced traffic with somewhere between 20 and 25% and that air quality has been improved, according to the Road Administration.
This municipal company specializes in coordinating and optimizing the city's vehicle fleet and transportation modes.
Gatubolaget offers Gothenburg administrations and municipal companies leasing of electric and renewable fuel vehicles powered: cars, vans, small buses, trucks and electrical assisted bikes. There is also an in-house car repair shop, certified by the major vehicle manufacturers.
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To stop eutrophication of the sea, Gryaab treats the Gothenburg region waste water. The residue, sewage sludge, is turned into soil, fertilizer and a climate-friendly vehicle fuel. Each year, approximately 55,000 tonnes of sludge are produced at Gryaab. The treated sludge contains nutrients and mulch – what is needed for crops to grow. Some of the decayed sludge is composted and used as construction soil. About half of the sludge is hygienised and used as fertiliser, replacing artificial fertiliser.
At Campus Lindholmen, low-speed electric vehicles combine with specially designed trucks to collect sorted waste and distribute goods to a variety of recipients. The result is an 80–90 percent reduction in heavy-vehicle traffic. Campus Lindholmen in Gothenburg covers an area of less than 10 hectares (one-tenth of a square kilometre) but is a vital hub for developing sustainable waste collection and goods distribution and reducing heavy-vehicle traffic.