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  • Being relevant is key to dissemination

    The energy field can make large contributions to a sustainable future – which is the reason why Björn Palm from Department of Energy Technology goes to work every morning. Being relevant to the industry is the start of getting the research disseminated, he says, “and eventually making an impact, means that we have succeeded in making a difference in some way”.

  • “The industry needs experts in circular manufacturing”

    Hi Farazee Asif, why has the Department of Production Engineering (IIP) started a new master’s course on Circular Manufacturing Systems (CMS) – a course that you are responsible for?

  • KTH students improve Spanish university campus

    Over 100 KTH students have worked on creating sustainable energy system proposals for Valencia’s technical university. Each year the students of Energy Management, an international masters programme, work with a challenge – improving energy systems for a specific location in the world, making them more sustainable. In the beginning of October the winning team travels to Valencia to present their suggestion to Spanish stakeholders.

  • Re-thinking of parking areas can transform cities

    What will happen with the existing parking areas in a future urban environment with less cars and shared transportation? On that note, researchers at the Department of Machine Design want to map the total costs of parking spaces and explore how reutilisation models of parking as a resource can make us change our mobility habits - and cut CO2 emissions.

  • Wave energy benefits from the mistakes of wind power

    Is wave energy the new star of renewables? The potential is great and a research team at KTH works towards a faster development for harvesting the powers of the seas.

  • Climate footprint can be cut by half with co-living

    The climate footprint per person can be reduced by more than 50 percent if the homes are designed to share common areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. This is shown by research from KTH in Live-In Lab, where co-living is a hot topic.

  • Recycled brake pads on cars save money and environment

    The brake pads on cars may have as much as 25 percent of the braking material remaining when discarded. Research shows that by reusing the material in used brake pads, energy consumption and carbon footprint can be reduced by over 30 percent.

  • KTH in steel revolution

    When the UN Climate Summit gathered the world's leaders in New York last fall, two Swedes were the talk of the town: Greta and "HYBRIT" - an initiative by SSAB, Vattenfall and LKAB that will make steel production fossil-free and substantially reduce CO2 emissions in Sweden. KTH plays an important role in what is called a revolution in steelmaking.

  • Elastic "memory" metal achieved without relying on heat

    Elastic metal alloys are able to “memorize” their previous form after being subjected to temperature change. Now a new alloy has been developed which becomes elastic at room temperature.

  • Paper waste makes greener steel

    If the ideal sustainability project saves both the environment and money, and at the same time develops a research area, Osmet might be just that. Two of Sweden's largest basic industries join forces in an industrial and environmental win-win, where one's waste is processed into the other one’s raw materials. A project now entering its third step and made possible by, among others, researchers at KTH.

  • She designs new materials on an atomic level

    By using quantum mechanical modelling, KTH Researcher Raquel Lizárraga can help companies to cut years and millions from the development of new materials.

  • Thesis hot topic in politicians’ social media

    "It is cheaper to own an electric car than a petrol-driven car." If you think you’ve seen this headline recently, you’re right: the research of Jens Hagman from KTH's Machine Design has made headlines in almost all news media.

  • Seminars that want to change industry and society

    A seminar series addressing Industrial and Societal transformation towards sustainability starts in the fall. With a mix of inspirational speakers to more focused presentations by both external and internal speakers, the organizers hope for exciting meetings.

  • Stainless-steel slag treat acidic wastewater

    Slag from stainless-steel can substitute the use of lime to neutralise industrial acidic wastewater. This way part of the CO2 emissions derived by the extraction and processing of lime can be avoided, while reducing landfilling for stainless-steel producers.

  • When machines become their own doctors

    What if advanced production equipment such as industrial robots and machine tools could report its health status and deviations that could lead to quality loss and costly down-time in production. With built-in smart sensors and data analysis, machine tools and industrial robots will perform self-diagnoses, which is a big step towards a more knowledge-driven and sustainable industry.

  • "We can produce steel with one-tenth of the electricity"

    FerroSilva, which started as a project at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has developed a new process for producing fossil-free sponge iron. The plan is to start the first factory at Ovako's facility in Hofors asap, with the planned start of operations in 2026

  • Nanoparticles in emissions on researcher’s radar

    Nanoparticles are everywhere, but we don't know how many or how toxic they are to humans and nature. The nPETS project involves researchers from all over Europe who visit road tunnels and airports to study the sub 100 nm emissions.

  • Environmental taxes make companies invest in research

    Companies with emissions affected by environmental taxes invest more in research and development. This is shown in a new international study by two Indek researchers.

  • A “power bank” for renewables

    Imagine a factory with a giant "power bank" charged with renewable energy when the availability is good and electricity prices low. To be discharged as heat when sun and wind are scarce and prices high. Researchers Rafael Guédez and Silvia Trevisan at EGI work in a steaming hot field when the industry wants to get rid of fossil fuels and lower its energy costs.

  • KTH secures funding for Climate Compatible Growth

    KTH has secured extended funding for the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) project*. The collaborative initiative, targeting effective energy sector policies in countries of the global south, has already demonstrated impact in the past. KTH’s role is to lead the CCG Platform and to work on the integrated modelling of climate, land, energy and water systems.

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Last changed: Sep 22, 2020