Tag: Sweden

H&M launches shoe line with banana fiber and grape leather

H&M launches shoe line with banana fiber and grape leather

April 12, 2021 |

In Sweden, fast-fashion giant H&M has partnered with shoe maker Good News to more broadly market footwear incorporating banana fiber, grape leather, and recycled materials.  The unisex collection includes seven trainers and one slider style featuring waterproof fiber Bananatex  and grape waste leather Vegea. Other materials include recycled cotton and Bloom Algae EVA made from […]

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RallyX Nordic switches to 100% biofuels

RallyX Nordic switches to 100% biofuels

April 8, 2021 |

In Sweden, RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires will debut a new, sustainably-produced, high-performing biofuel this season courtesy of an innovative partnership with P1 Racing Fuels, as the championship aims to lead the way in going 100% fossil-free by 2022. Following extensive development and thorough safety testing, the revolutionary P1 Racing BIO RACING 100% fuel […]

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Alfa Laval invests in Liquid Wind to boost eMethanol

Alfa Laval invests in Liquid Wind to boost eMethanol

April 7, 2021 |

In Sweden, Alfa Laval has partnered in the Swedish company Liquid Wind, which develops electro-fuel facilities to produce renewable clean fuels. Alfa Laval will be part of the Liquid Wind board and contribute with its heat transfer expertise to improve the process efficiency and the overall heat and energy integration of the facilities. The closing […]

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Upcoming H&M line to feature cactus leather

Upcoming H&M line to feature cactus leather

March 8, 2021 |

In Sweden, fast-fashion major H&M has launched a new collection featuring vegan leather made from prickly pear cactus.  H&M says the material is similar to conventional leather, requires little water to produce, and is free of undesirable chemicals such as phthalates and polyvinyl chloride.  Dubbed Desserto, the material was invented in 2019 by Adrian Lopez […]

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Lund University researchers produce sugars from recycled textiles

Lund University researchers produce sugars from recycled textiles

March 3, 2021 |

In Sweden, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method that converts cotton into sugar, that in turn can be turned into spandex, nylon or ethanol. At the Department of Chemical Engineering in Lund, there is a great deal of accumulated knowledge about using micro-organisms and enzymes, among other things, to transform the […]

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Swedish startup raises €11 million for enzymatic production

Swedish startup raises €11 million for enzymatic production

February 15, 2021 |

In Sweden, EnginZyme has raised €11 million ($13.3 million) to advance its enzymatic production platform. The extension of the Series A funding was led by Industrifonden, Sweden’s largest deep tech venture capital firm, followed by SEB Greentech VC and existing shareholders. EnginZyme’s platform uses engineered, immobilized enzymes to produce chemicals, unlike other biobased platforms that […]

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Swedish researchers show forest residues can significantly decarbonize heavy transport

Swedish researchers show forest residues can significantly decarbonize heavy transport

February 2, 2021 |

In Sweden, new research from the University of Gävle shows that forest residues can generate large amounts of biofuel, and, in the long run, reduce greenhouse gas emission by 88-94% from heavy transport on Swedish roads.  Heavy transport today generates a significant part of Swedish greenhouse gas emission. Biofuels make up 21% of the total […]

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Preem boosts renewable diesel production 40%

Preem boosts renewable diesel production 40%

January 21, 2021 |

In Sweden, following a redevelopment of Preem’s Green Hydro Treater (GHT) plant in Gothenburg, the plant’s production capacity of renewable diesel is increased by 40 percent. And for the first time, the GHT plant is able to produce 100 percent renewable products. Focus on renewable fuels is a cornerstone of Preem’s business strategy and the […]

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Vattenfall and Preem moving forward on blue hydrogen

Vattenfall and Preem moving forward on blue hydrogen

January 20, 2021 |

In Sweden, the collaboration between Vattenfall and Swedish fuel company Preem, aimed at producing fossil-free hydrogen for biofuel production, is entering the next phase. A study is now being conducted to examine opportunities for building a large-scale production facility at the refinery in Lysekil in Sweden. Preem’s target of producing 5 million cubic meters of […]

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Gasum and Stora Enso to produce biogas from mill wastewater

Gasum and Stora Enso to produce biogas from mill wastewater

January 18, 2021 |

In Sweden, production of Multicopy paper is about to contribute to the biofuel production in Sweden. The energy company Gasum and Stora Enso will together turn waste into renewable green energy. Wastewater can be a challenge for mills. Vast volumes of process water containing organic residues need to be treated. At the Stora Enso’s Nymölla […]

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