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WE TURN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS INTO OPPORTUNITIES



The Division for Environmental Technology and Management is an interdisciplinary research group with thirty years experience of turning environmental problems into opportunities. Our main focus is the transformation of organisations, technical systems and products and services towards a resource efficient society. Today the division is a research and education environment with international reputation and with 25 employees and 900 students.


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Björn

Welcome to the World of the Urks

We continue to extract metals from the earth’s crust, with the associated risks to people and the environment, although only half of some of the metals we have already extracted are actually used. So, where are these unused metals? In many cases the world of the Urks.

Mattias

Seven steps towards a circular economy

REES, the four-year research programme, is off to a flying start with seven projects. The objective is to facilitate Swedish industry’s transition to a circular economy, in order to thus also increase its competitiveness. Mattias Lindahl is coordinating the programme.

Linda BRC

Giving BRC new muscles

Linda Olsson, newly graduated PhD in fossil-free fuels, is now taking over as senior coordinator of the Biogas Research Center.

Tegar

Vallastaden needs engaged residents

Focused education, intensive communication, some highly motivated individuals and ownership are the keys to developing sustainable local energy systems, researchers from Linköping University have shown in a report.

Mattias

LiU at the top in functional sales

Two separate articles in the Journal of Cleaner Productionhighlight Linköping University (LiU) as one of the leading universities in research in functional sales – an important element in the attempt to achieve a circular economy.

Nisse

Dig where you stand

There are many good reasons for excavating Sweden’s landfills in search of valuable metals. But it is not happening. In his licentiate degree thesis, Nils Johansson sought an explanation as to why we prefer searching in space to mining our own rubbish tips.

AlyssaBlumenthal

Her cookbook combines biogas and algae

Alyssa Blumenthal came to LiU in September 2015 on a Fulbright scholarship. Now she is full of enthusiasm about the Biogas Research Center (BRC), Linköping University, Sweden and energy-related issues. However she is leaving academia for a job at an energy company in her hometown, New York City.

Tom

Tomohiko Sakao Associate Member of CIRP

Tomohiko Sakao has been elected as Associate Member of The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). CIRP is the most influencial academic society in production engineering and is highly active in areas such as design, lifecycle engineering, and product service system.

Olof

SUPER project on environ-mental techology

Interreg Europe has accepted the project Supporting eco-innovations towards international markets (SUPER). The project aims to improve SME uptake of environmentally sustainable innovations into their business. Lead partner is the County Administrative board of Östergötland and reserachers from Envtech are Olof Hjelm and Wisdom Kanda.

Ericsson

Cooperation agreement on PSS with Ericsson AB

Ericsson AB and the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) of Linköping university have officially signed on research and development cooperation agreement. Both parties aim to cooperate regarding management and engineering of Product/Service System (PSS). Tomohiko Sakao is the contact person from the IEI side.

Björn

Thesis: Welcome to the Urk world

Friday 11 December Björn Wallsten guides us in the Urk World when he defends his thesis on hibernating infrastructure and the quest for urban mining.

Don

Envtech celebrates Don Huisingh

Don Huisingh was recently celebrated by among others Environmental Technology and Management as he now will leave the position as editor in chief of Journal of Cleaner Production.


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What happens to unused metals extracted from Earth's crust?

We continue to extract metals from the earth’s crust, with the associated risks to people and the environment, although only half of some of the metals we have already extracted are actually used. So, where are these unused metals? In many cases the world of the Urks. Björn Wallsten's research is presented in Science Daily February 16, 2016.

Owners of Energy

In the Chilean web forum "Plataforma Urbana" Santiago Mejia Dugand bloggs on Nothern European local initiatives for sustainable energy production.

Mining for urban treasure - in France 24

In industrial cities, thousands of cables and pipes are left abandoned under our feet. It's a valuable source of metal that could be given a second chance. 24/9 2013



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