Demand for renewable fuels is continuously increasing. The conclusion, in a joint study of the potential contribution of renewable fuels between now and 2030, is that Sweden will be able to produce four times the current consumption level.
A grocery bag with locally produced food only emits slightly less greenhouse gas than the average Swedish grocery bag. What consumers choose to fill their grocery bags with is far more important than where the groceries are from, this according to a new study by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and the research program Entwined .
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute has recently reinforced its marine operations and hired three experienced marine biologists with expertise in marine technology, ecotoxicology and marine ecology. "Clean water and functioning marine ecosystems are two essential issues of our time. This investment will greatly improve IVLs capacity to work with essential marine and maritime research", says Tord Svedberg, CEO at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
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.