Tag: Sweden

Wool urn offers “comforting symbolism” before biodegrading

Wool urn offers “comforting symbolism” before biodegrading

June 27, 2022 |

In Sweden, architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a biodegradable cremation urn made from wool and vegetable-tanned leather.  Dubbed Ocke, the urn was commissioned by Systrarna Ocklind, an independent funeral home in Stockholm run by sisters Anna and Sofia Ocklind. According to Claesson, the urns break down in just months.  “Textile burial […]

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Swedish researcher finds microalgae can be good solution for Nordic climate

Swedish researcher finds microalgae can be good solution for Nordic climate

June 22, 2022 |

In Sweden, microalgae can recover greenhouse gases and nutrients from industrial waste. This technology can be used to reduce climate footprint and eutrophication. A PhD candidate’s dissertation in ecology shows that microalgae can also be used in the Nordic climate, which has previously been considered a challenge as the algae are dependent on heat and […]

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Sustainable spirits: Absolut trials biobased bottle caps

Sustainable spirits: Absolut trials biobased bottle caps

June 13, 2022 |

In Sweden, vodka behemoth Absolut is trialing biobased bottle caps ahead of commercial launch in 2023.  Developed in partnership with Blue Ocean Closures, the caps are produced using FSC-certified, fiber-based materials. They are recyclable in paper streams but also biodegrade if they end up in the environment.   “We know that collaboration across the whole value […]

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Perstorp planning to “green” its polyols produced at main facility by 2023

Perstorp planning to “green” its polyols produced at main facility by 2023

June 9, 2022 |

In Sweden, Perstorp is taking a converting a large majority of the produced at their Perstorp plant – Pentaerythritol (Penta), Neopentyl glycol (Neo) and Trimethylolpropane (TMP) – to Pro-Environment products. By doing this, Perstorp will enable reduced greenhouse gas emissions for its polyol customers and downstream value chains.  From 2023, all fossil versions of the […]

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Fossil Free Marine readies new unmanned floating mobile marine fuel station

Fossil Free Marine readies new unmanned floating mobile marine fuel station

May 24, 2022 |

In Sweden, Fossil Free Marine is now approaching commercialization of their new unmanned floating mobile marine fuel station. More than 10 years’ development time lie behind the unique functional design, described by the company as “a reverse engineering from a number of different regulations, most of them taken from the tightly regulated land-based fuel sector”. […]

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Vattenfall inaugurates Sweden’s first hydrogen gas-driven fuel cell plant for broadband backup

Vattenfall inaugurates Sweden’s first hydrogen gas-driven fuel cell plant for broadband backup

May 16, 2022 |

In Sweden, in collaboration with Ballard Power Systems and IT Norrbotten, Vattenfall is inaugurating Sweden’s first hydrogen gas-driven fuel cell plant for backup power for broadband networks. The plant, located in Överkalix, will ensure uninterrupted operation of broadband and digital communications in the event of prolonged power outages in cold climates. The hydrogen gas-driven fuel […]

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Preem secures $308.7M in green credit guarantees for Lysekil conversion

Preem secures $308.7M in green credit guarantees for Lysekil conversion

April 25, 2022 |

In Sweden, as part of the strategy to switch to large-scale renewable fuel production, Preem will sign a $308.7 million loan agreement with Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK). The loan is covered by the Swedish National Debt Office’s program for green credit guarantees. This is the first guarantee the Swedish National Debt Office issues within […]

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BMW, Porsche and Volvo invest in flax-fiber composite maker

BMW, Porsche and Volvo invest in flax-fiber composite maker

April 11, 2022 |

In Sweden, the venture capital arms of leading automakers, including BMW, Volvo and Porsche, have invested in Bcomp, a company using natural fibers to lightweight materials.  The CHF-32 million ($34-million), oversubscribed Series B will enable Bcomp to scale its workforce, increase its global and domestic production capacity, and strengthen its commercial footprint.  Bcomp’s natural fiber-based […]

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Alfa Laval to acquire Desmet

Alfa Laval to acquire Desmet

March 31, 2022 |

In Sweden, Alfa Laval has signed an agreement to acquire Desmet, part of the Desmet Ballestra Group, a world leader in engineering and supplying processing plants and technologies for edible oils and biofuel sectors. The acquisition will strengthen Alfa Laval’s position in the renewable energy arena and complement its offering within edible oils. Closing is […]

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Electrolux will use 25% sustainable fuels for sea freight

Electrolux will use 25% sustainable fuels for sea freight

March 23, 2022 |

In Sweden, Electrolux will now use more sustainable fuels for 25% of its total sea freight. By partnering with shipping companies Maersk and CMA CGM Group to use biofuel based on waste oils and Liquefied Natural Gas, Electrolux will reduce its sea transport greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent already in 2022. Electrolux is working […]

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