Environmental Technology and Management
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mines of the future may be closer than we think. A degree project from Linköping University demonstrates that landfill at the Gärstad waste facility in Linköping contains metals worth SEK 3 billion.
Invest in open innovation and your own incubator. That was the advice Holmen, the forestry company, received when GIN2012 participants participated in a Sustainability Jam Session at the Braviken forestry combine.
Paul Fenton presented a paper - Identifying the “Usual Suspects” - at a workshop at University College London, on 31 March - 1 April. The paper studies geographical locations and themes in six collections of case studies published by ICLEI, an international municipal association.
Santiago Mejia Dugand gets 20 kkr from ÅF to perform a study on diffusion of urban innovations for sustainability during the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, in April.
March 14 at 10.15 Paul Fenton defends his licentiate thesis "Five factors for urban sustainability - exploring influences on municipal strategic planning" in A33.
Three new journal articles have been recently published by Tomohiko Sakao, two on PSS offerisngs and design and one applying Portfolio Theory to the environmental sustainability realm.
Tim McAloone, world leading researcher in the field of Product Service Systems, from Techical University of Denmark, gave a lecture at LiU December 5.
Anders Carlsson from Envtech represented LiU when the university brought this honour home on Thursday 14 November when the 2013 Green Tenant Award was determined. The jury emphasised the university’s ability to gather both employees and students in its work on sustainability.
envtech in media
Santiago Mejia Dugand at Envtech is published in a Chilean webb forum, Plataforma Urbana, and Colombian webb journal, Las 2 Orillas.
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
The blogg The Atlantic Cities refers to Mats Eklund and the Urban Mining group in a blog feed June 4th 2013.
The blogg Discard Studies high-lights a techospheric mining article by Nils Johansson 10 June 2012.
Presentations - keynote speaker Gunter Pauli and two sessions - from the conference "SymCity - Rethink!" in Norrköping 13-14 October 2011 on UR Play
Last updated: 2014-03-18