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.
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.
There is certainly a huge market for Swedish environmental technology in a megacity like Mexico City. But environmental and social issues are closely intertwined; what works best is technology adapted to daily life in Mexico, as a new licentiate thesis shows.
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.
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.
An article on governmental export promotion initiatives by Kanda, Mejia-Dugand and Hjelm has been accepted for publication in Journal of Cleaner Production.
Santiago Mejia Dugand is part of a Swedish delegation visiting Bogota och Medellin in Colombia 5-7 November. Waste management, innovation and urban renewal is on the agenada.
A total of 6,9 MSkr from VINNOVA's call "Transportation- and environmental innovations" goes to two projecs at the division.
How to develop and align the environmental work at BT Products AB with Toyota's guidelines and national environmental goals? This have been the challenge for six EMM students during the spring.
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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 on-line channel for trenchless technology nodig-construction.com refers to the LiU interview with Santiago Mejia Dugand 1 December 2012.
Last updated: 2013-09-16