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Environmental Technology and Management


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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Twice as big, twice as strong

The Biogas Research Center, based at Linköping University, has received continued support from the Swedish Energy Agency, local governments and the business sector. It has secured further funding of SEK 80 million for the coming four years.


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.


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.


The Norrköping Iron and Copper Mine

At the same time as protests against both the current mining policy and mineral legislation are getting louder, Björn Wallsten is prospecting a totally different type of mine in his licentiate – the one underneath central Norrköping.

Guest lecture by Ecodesign manager at Ericsson

In our course, Resource Efficient Products (TKMJ29), Richard Trankell from Ericsson gave a guest lecture on Design for Environment on May 7 explaining Ericsson's activities relöated to materials efficiency, energy efficiency, and end of life treatment efficiency.

Royal support for urban and landfill mining

Niclas Svensson, the Division of Environmental Technology and Managament, has has been awarded 85 000 SEK from King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment for his research on urban and landfill mining as an alternative to opening new mining sites.

The scolarship ceremony was helt the 7th May at the Royal Castle.

ETM organizes workshop in Barcelona

Tomohiko Sakao and Mattias Lindahl will organize a workshop at Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference to be held in Sitges, Barcelona, Nov. 1 – 4, 2015. The workshop is entitled as "Cutting Edge and Directions of Ecodesign and Product-Service System Research". We invite authors to submit abstracts!


SEK 42m for research on circular economy

Mistra’s Board has decided to invest up to SEK 42 million, over a four-year period, in the REES (Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions, based on circular economy thinking) research programme. Linköping University was the principal applicant. Program director is Mattias Lindahl.


PSS possibility in Africa

Tomohiko Sakao has given a lecture and lead a workshop on the theme "Is small sustainable? Decentralizing Infrastructures and Utility Systems in East Africa" in a PhD trainaning week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


LiU boots up for E-week

For three and a half days, Linköping University will combine forces with stakeholders from the region for a sustainable future from the viewpoint of technology, environment and finance. Both the Environmental Technology Network Event and the Energy Systems Day will be celebrating their 10-year anniversaries.

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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

Your Street May Literally Be Paved With Gold (and Other Precious Metals)

The blogg The Atlantic Cities refers to Mats Eklund and the Urban Mining group in a blog feed June 4th 2013.

Welcome to the city of our dreams - Rethink!

Presentations - keynote speaker Gunter Pauli and two sessions - from the conference "SymCity - Rethink!" in Norrköping 13-14 October 2011 on UR Play

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Last updated: 2014-03-18