Research areas: Energy efficiency in industry, particularly related to small and medium sized industries – barriers, driving forces and industrial energy programs. Patrik’s work is treating energy efficiency issues – mainly within Swedish SMEs related to barriers and driving forces for the implementation of energy efficiency measures and conservation in general, industrial energy programs and the evaluation of such etc. The methods include industrial mathematical programming, optimization, energy auditing, in-depth interviews, questionnaires and workshops etc. Patrik has been working closely with Swerea/Swecast (former Swedish Foundry Association) for a long period of time resulting in numerous publications regarding energy efficiency in the Swedish foundry industry (see publication list). The work also includes an evaluation of the largest, in terms of participating firm, Swedish industrial energy program, since 1990, named project Highland.
Last updated: 2012-08-28