environmental technology

Stockholm – European Green Capital 2010

Sunday, March 21st, 2010 | Environment Update | No Comments

The European Green Capital is a city that leads the way to environmentally adapted urban life by presenting fulfilled environmental quality targets, continued engagement in environmental improvements and sustainable development. Stockholm is the first city to be appointed as the European Green Capital. Among other things this is because it has achieved a great reduction in CO2 emissions during the last decade and an ambitious integration of environmental issues in all municipality work.

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hammarbysjostad

Hammarby Sjöstad, the most environmentally friendly neighbourhoods in Stockholm? image courtesy: Sara Borgström

 

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Making alternative fuel from a pair of jeans

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | Environment Update | No Comments

Wondering what to do with really worn out clothes and other textiles that you can’t sell second hand? Professor Mohammad Taherzadeh and his research team from the University of Borås might have an answer. They are developing a technology for producing ethanol and biogas from textiles. It might be up to 50 per cent more efficient than producing ethanol from grains. One of the main criticisms of large-scale ethanol production for the international market is the risk that it substitutes necessary local food production. This kind of innovative technology that uses our own waste for energy is welcome.

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Remains of jeans to be converted into fuel

Remains of jeans to be converted into fuel

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