The solar panels on the newly renovated Solhusen buildings have high symbolic value, and Solhusen has become a symbol for the whole suburb of Gårdsten. However, there is far more to Solhusen than just solar panels.
Thermal treatment of waste plant in Linkoping including the opportunity to discuss with representatives of the technical staff
The participants will be given a full tour of one of the waste-to-energy plants in Linköping, the new Gärstad facility. The plant has an annual capacity to treat 195.000 tons of municipal and industrial waste. The energy output is 19MWe and 68MWth. The plant uses both dry and wet flue-gas cleaning technology. The visit is concluded in the control room where operations staff are present and willing to answer questions.
Karlskronahem is the municipal housing company of the coastal city of Karlskrona in Southern Sweden. Some of the heating solutions that have been developed in order to replace oil have been based on extracting heat from the sea through the use of a grid of hoses laid down on the bottom of the sea. Further installations are planned using hose- and pipe-systems that are not prone to damage by anchoring, fishing, or other sea-based activities.
Experience the world unique arena for research, innovation and new technology in electric power engineering with focus on smart grids during an interactive walk in the hometown of ABB Ludvika. A study visit takes 2-3h.
How do we live in the future? HSB Living Lab is a research and demonstration arena, consisting of actual homes for students and guest researchers. This exciting project innovates on site, enhancing the sustainability and quality of present and future homes and buildings.
The building was completed in June 2016 on the Chalmers Technical University campus and the first students moved in in September. Knowledge is now built about their daily living and working, forming the basis for innovative solutions supporting a greener lifestyle.
The housing company Karlskronahem has eliminated oil from its heating systems by installing a number of different types of heat-pumps in innovative ways. One installation involves the installation of air-to-water heat pumps in the attic of apartment buildings that supply heat down to an external temperature of five degrees. The air in the ventilation is recycled through the system for heat recovery. The company has also installed solar panels for electricity production in order to become more self sufficient in terms of energy.
The public swimming pool in the municipality of Eslöv provides a perfect show-case of the intelligent heating systems developed by Eco Science. The system consists of the multi-layered accumulator tank and the intelligent control system that facilitates the integration of a number of heat sources, such as solar heating, a pellet burner, or other sources.
The approach to energy improvements also involves health care professionals in activities to reduce the use of electricity. In a sequence of projects beginning in 2006, efforts have been made to involve health care professionals in this work. One of the projects involved saving energy by installing motion detectors to control lighting in different spaces.
Järven Ecotech designs and installs complete treatment plants for purifying and collecting surface/storm water, leachate, industrial water and sewerage water. For example, Järven Ecotech’s totally unique floating walls/baffles can replace conventional surface/storm water purification solutions on the market, such as dug/excavated surface water basins, sedimentation tanks and filtering solutions.
Koholmens Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed for 57,000 inhabitants and is the heart of Karlskrona system for the resort's sewage management. To this place is headed wastewater from Karlskrona urban areas, from the neighboring islands, as well as from the sewage treatment plant at Sanda Island and from the population at Sturkö Island.
Käppalaverket is one of the world's most efficient water treatment installations, with the entire northern Stockholm as a catchment area. Apart from the fact that the installation treats water for over 500 000 people, it also produces biogas, running 100 busses.
At Laduviken, 5 million Swedish kronor is invested in a water park, which will reduce the amount of pollutants entering the lake through storm water. The aim is, among other things, to reduce phosphorus by 25%.
The district heat plant in Bro produces environmentally friendly power. About ¾ of the installation's total heat production comes from landfill gas from Ragnsell landfill in Högbytorp. The remaining energy is produced by burning vegetable oil.
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.