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.
Linda Olsson, newly graduated PhD in fossil-free fuels, is now taking over as senior coordinator of the Biogas Research Center.
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.
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.
Toyota Material Handling Europe and Linköping University’s Department of Management and Engineering recently signed an agreement for a long-term strategic collaboration.
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.
The closing seminar for SHIFT, a European research project on how e.g. financiers, incubators, cluster initiatives and universities promotes small cleantech companies being more successful, will be arranged January 13 in Brussels. Envtech is one of the arranging organisations. The seminar is open for registration.
Resource efficiency, symbiosis and eco industrial systems were the topics when Mats Eklund met a delegation from Plantagon and representatives for their owners, the North American confederation Five Nations.
How eight different countries promote the export of environmental technology and Swedish cities international networks and their roll in diffusion of environmental technology and and large scale environmental technology systems are the topics for three new publications by Wisdom Kanda, Santiago Mejia Dugand, Tomohiko Sakao and Olof Hjelm.
In the last few months we have recruited a program coordinator, five new PhD students, one supply assistant professor and one supply LCA-expert. We will also have a number of international visits during the fall. Reinforcements are made primarily within the research program REES, the Biogas Research Center and in education.
Sara Gustafsson the 17th became Docent in Environmental Management and Engineering. The subject of her docent lecture was Municipalities as arenas for sustainable development.
Santiago Mejía-Dugand the 15 June presented his thesis "Environmental Technology and its Role in the Search for Urban Sustainability: the Dynamics of Adaptation".
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In the Chilean web forum "Plataforma Urbana" Santiago Mejia Dugand bloggs on Nothern European local initiatives for sustainable energy production.
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.
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