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Collection of agricultural scrap reduces waste streams from the agricultural sector

Through a unique insurance solution and close collaboration with a Swedish insurance company, farmers can easily get rid of agricultural scrap and hazardous waste. The waste is collected in the countryside once a year and then recycled. The aim is to increase recycling and reduce waste streams and environmental impacts.

Generation of electricity by the movement of people and vehicles on a designed pavement surface

Waydip is a start-up firm based in Portugal which is engaged in technological research and development to improve energy efficiency in transport. The company has developed a system that can be implemented on pavements to capture the kinetic energy produced by people and vehicle movement, and transform it into electrical energy.

Providing support for behavioural change to increase efficiency of consumers’ energy usage.

The energy service company Opower aims to encourage households to be more energy efficient with the help of a software tool which uses statistical algorithms to generate Home Energy Reports. The tool analyses the energy (e.g. electricity, gas etc.) consumption patterns of consumers and alerts consumers in advance if their behaviour, for example by prompting the risk of an increase in the price of their energy bill.

Reduce the need for fossil fuels by introducing more renewable energy in the Swedish island of Gotland

The Municipality of Gotland strives to reduce the need for fossil fuels and instead focus on using a larger share of renewable energy. By the combination of an environmental plan for a sustainable society and providing incentives to companies and private households, the municipality aims to change energy consumption and create a more sustainable life for residents.

Reduced use of fossil fuels in the shipping industry by the introduction of sky sails

A new kind of eco-design for a power system using wind power enables the shipping industry to save energy by reducing the use of fossil fuel. Using flying kites connected to an electric power generator can produce cheaper and vastly more energy than conventional power plants.

Lightweight ferry increases resource efficiency

In a Danish-Swedish project, a ferry has been designed using lightweight materials, and compared with a steel ferry. The purpose was to demonstrate that fuel consumption could be reduced, when compared to traditional steel ferries. Results were positive, indicating that the new ferry's fuel consumption could be halved.

An energy efficient container ship

The Triple-E is the world's largest and most efficient vessel. The vessel reduces emissions and fuel consumption through the combination of its two engines, efficient shape and an advanced waste heat recovery system. The combination of these factors can reduce CO2 emissions by 50 percent per container moved, compared to industry average on the Asia-Europe trade.

Renovate buildings in order to improve energy efficiency

TES EnergyFacade is an international research project which has developed a method for renovating and modernizing buildings, improving the energy efficiency in buildings envelope, by using wood-framed prefabricated facade elements.

Elforest - electric hybrids pioneers in the sector of large industrial vehicles.

Though successful in many transportation sectors, there has not yet been a major break-through for electric hybrid technology in large industrial vehicles. The company Elforest has entered the market with an innovative electric hybrid concept which helps to reduce some of the challenges of this segment of vehicles.

24/7 heating and cooling from highly efficient solar collectors

Climatewell offers high efficiency solar energy solutions that also address the problem of the solar energy’s intermittency.

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