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.
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.
Two sewage treatment works in Stockholm are producing biogas from sewage sludge. After having purified the gas, it can be used for both heating and vehicle fuel and in addition creates no net emissions of carbon dioxide. Consequently, the treatment works have reduced their amount of emissions and become energy suppliers. Therefore, sewage sludge is no longer an environmental problem, but an important energy resource.
Nitrous oxide is used during 80 per cent of childbirths. This gas is a green-house gas 310 times stronger than carbon-dioxide and one kilogram that is emitted into the atmosphere is equivalent to 1500 kilometres of driving a car. Region Skåne, the regional health care management organization of southern Sweden has installed equipment from the company Nordic Gas Cleaning for separating the nitrous oxide into oxygen and nitrogen at all of its five hospitals with birth clinics. This has not only reduced emissions by 99 per cent.
The CLIRE project consists of four sub-projects, each focusing on a particular aspect of health care management with substantial potential for improvement in terms of sustainability and the use of clean technologies and practices. The first three sub-projects are managed by the healthcare management organization of Region Skåne.
Fittjaverket produces heat by firing wood powder. Wood powder is a by-product from forestry industry and the incineration of this product entails no additional input of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere
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.
The new regional headquarters of Region Skåne is one of the most energy efficient buildings in Sweden. This represents one further step in the direction of energy efficiency – planning and constructing the energy efficient buildings of the future. Now the process to build a new center for forensic medicine in the city of Trelleborg has been started.
The municipality of Örnsköldsvik has a long given priority to sustainable and energy efficient building. The expertise regarding energy efficiency and alternative energy sources are great and we have benefited from the expertise available internally in the municipality and held by planners, designers and installers when new building erected.
CHP plant produces district heating for Kalmar city and suburbs as well as renewable electricity equivalent to 1/3 of Kalmar's electricity needs. The plant is fed with biomass from the forest in the form of wood chips, bark and residues from forestry and wood industries as well as a small amount of peat.
Domsjö Fabriker is part of the Aditya Birla Group, which is the world’s largest producer of viscose fibers. We develop future textile materials from northern spruce to catwalks worldwide. By working together with our customers, we want to make a difference. We are already involved in creating a sustainable bioeconomy that utilizes forest as the unique recourse that it is.
Dåva CHP is one of the world's most energy efficient and environmentally friendly plants with waste as its main fuel. Here we produce district heating and electricity from sorted waste and residues from the forest industry.
Dåva Landfill and Waste Center in Umeå AB (Dåva DAC) takes care of many types of waste. Some examples are ashes from waste incineration and combustion of biofuels, contaminated soils, various waste products from the industry, waste for landfill from households and businesses, asbestos and sulphide soil. We see this as exciting wastes, often with great potential of recycling. We work with flexible solutions, in order to recycle as much as possible.
Händelöverket is today owned by E.ON Värme AB. The first boiler was commissioned in 1982 and the site has since been extended and refurbished many times in order to always exhibit the latest environmental performance, the latest boiler was commissioned in 2011. Händelöverket is one of Sweden’s biggest and most modern power plants and it supplies Norrköping and Söderköping with heat and power and it also supplies process steam to Agroetanol for the production of ethanol. Händelöverket is an efficient system that utilizes 90% of the fuel’s energy. The fuel consists of 95% waste and biomass.
Thanks to a large-scale installation of composting and a hundreds of separate sewers, the municipality of Norrtälje has managed to reduce a leakage of nutrients with five tons to the Baltic Sea. These actions have raised the property owner’s interest for Eco-cycle solutions and the municipality has gained a valuable knowledge in eco-cycle adapted water and sewage sytems.