Arena Oskarshamn consists of an ice rink, gym and office space, swimming pool, leisure pool, café facilities and an outdoor artificial frozen bandy rink that in summertime is the football field with artificial turf. The fact that everything is located in the same place means that the condenser heat from chillers for the ice rink and bandy rink can be used to heat the entire facility – the pool water in the three basins, air, and almost all tap water - in hockey and bandy season.
Malmö Airport is part of Swedavia, the sustainable airport group that owns, operates and develops eleven airports across Sweden. Swedavia is an international role model today for developing airports with the least possible impact on the climate.
More Biogas Småland was formed in February 2011. The Company has 22 co-owners of which 18 are farmers in the near region of Kalmar. More Biogas has a fermentation plant, the plant produce compressed vehicle fuel for local use. Raw material is manure from farmer´s farms and food waste from households in the neighboring municipalities. The biogas plant is in Mosekrog, about 10 km north of Kalmar
Increased efforts in environmental technology is crucial for a more sustainable use of society's resources. MTC in Umeå specializes in the implementation of emerging environmental technologies focusing on waste, contaminated water and contaminated soil. Our customers include problem owners, companies looking to demonstrate new technology and academia focusing on applied research.
An artificial wetland was built in the spring of 2006 next to the lake Myrsjön in Nacka. The aim is to use nature’s own mechanisms to clean the polluted storm water from an industrial area, before it runs into the lake Myrsjön.
The energy company Norrenergi has been commissioned to build a biofuel-fired district heat plant in northern Kymlinge. The installation will secure the supply of electricity and heat in growing areas within the municipalities of Solna and Sundbyberg. Furthermore, thanks to the plant, the municipalities can count with reduced emissions of carbon dioxide by 15 %, which is in line with the Parliament’s fixed objective for reduced emissions.
Söderenergi invests 250 million Euros in a bio fuel-fired combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Igelsta. The CHP will be able to supply energy to close on 100.000 dwellings, which makes Igelsta to one of the biggest biofuel-fired heat-electric power plants in the world.
At Nynäs gård, there is a biogas installation, which is designed for the farm's phosphorus needs. The farm does no longer need to purchase any chemical fertilizers, nor does it need to buy fuel for its vehicles.
In the northern parts of Bromma, two so called ”passive-houses” are being built. Passive houses are particulary isolated, with an efficient heat recycling system and energy-efficient windows. They need 50% less energy compared to conventional multi-dwelling buildings.
An installation for production of Liquid Biogas (LBG) is under construction at Loudden in Stockholm. This will be the first large-scale biogas installation in Stockholm, which produces biogas using organic waste.
The Kristianstad recycling park is one of the best examples of the Swedish system of waste management. The material and energy recycling rate is currently 97% and the goal is to reach 100% in the near future. By increasing the volume of material recycled, the amount of material deposited has been decreased by 40,000 tons. The facility was opened in 2001 and it then replaced a previous landfill site.
The central hospital in Kristianstad has succeeded to substantially reduce its volumes of waste that is incinerated and has instead started to recycle increasing volumes of paper and plastics. One clinic that had a high rate of recycling at the beginning of the project increased the volume of recycled waste by 300 per cent. The project involved both increasing the volumes of waste that were sorted at the clinics and implementing a system for sorting sacks of waste for recycling and incineration in the hospital’s waste management system.
At Svartsjöviken in Ekerö municipality, overgrown meadows have been restored. The grounds, which had a low sustainability, were restored with newly developed aphibious vehicles, light band wagons and stump cutting equipment. Today, the meadows are harvested, which has recreated a valuable biotop. At the same time, a long-term parntnership has been established between the municipality, the farmers, the local residents, landowners and various other associations.
The Rindi thermal power station in Sjöbo was built in 2002. A total of 84 MSEK was invested in a power station and a district heating network that produces 30 GWh of heat for the municipality’s 1200 houses. The company Rindi Energi has specialized in running power plants and district heating systems in small municipalities and the company runs both the power plant and the heating system. The Sjöbo plant is fuelled using wood chips and sawdust from forestry residues.
The Ringsjö plant draws its water from Lake Bolmen through a tunnel that was opened in 1987. The plant regularly delivers 1,600 litres of water per second to 16 different municipalities in the Skåne Region with a maximum capacity of 2,400. The plant itself was opened in 1963 and completely rebuilt between 1994 and 1997, when a new lamella sedimentation basin was added. The process combines lamella sedimentation with a sequence of filters before the final step of pH adjustment with lime water takes place.
This 100 year-old harbour was primarily used for handling coal and coke. Its curved wharfs have been renovated and supplemented with low wooden jetties.
Inland from the wharfs, there are housing complexes built around green yards. Attractive outdoor areas, seats in sunny locations and well-planned green areas make ideal places for meeting and socialising.