Environmental engineering is an area of strong growth in Sweden. A new study carried out by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute on behalf of Vinnova indicates that employee numbers in the sector increased by 10,000, or 15 percent, in Sweden over a five-year period.
A new electric car concept in which the motors are mounted in the front wheels is to be developed and evaluated. Thirteen partners from a number of European countries, including IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute , are taking part in the project led by Spanish R&D instituteTecnalia.
The FP7 research project “ Biowaste4SP - Turning biowaste into sustainable products: development of appropriate conversion technologies applicable in developing countries” started in late November 2012 with kick-off meeting in Nairobi.
Climate work should take lessons in politics from the UN Air Pollution Convention. The Air Pollution Convention is a unique model in which the interaction between research and policy is built into the organisational structure – something that shown itself to be successful and which has led to a significant reduction in emissions. So writes Peringe Grennfelt, former head of research at IVL, along with several other researchers in an article published in the Science journal.
Many countries with high levels of carbon dioxide emissions have committed themselves to emission targets that fall significantly behind their estimated abatement potential, shows a recent report from the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
Empowering the victims of environmental pollution and the creation of a strong base for good environmental governance – this is the goal of a two-year project that now is launched within the EU-China Environmental Governance Programme.
Supporting a greener and more energy efficient building process in Mongolia is the aim of a new project starting at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. – Mongolia is currently experiencing a construction boom and there is a need to overcome barriers and improve current practices both to protect the environment and human health, says Åke Iverfeldt, vice president at IVL.
Despite the closure of the Norrsundet pulp and paper mill in 2008, no reduction in the levels of dioxins found in perch caught in nearby waters has yet been observed. The persistently high dioxin levels are probably attributable to emissions of the chlorine that was formerly used for pulp bleaching and is now stored in sedimentary deposits. This is the finding of a new study by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
More efficient use of resources and a considerable reduction of food waste in the food chain from field to fork. This is the aim of FUSIONS, a four-year European FP7 project involving universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations, and businesses. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and SIK are the Swedish partners in the four million Euro project.