India, home to one-sixth of the world’s population, offers several business opportunities for global manufactures, technology and service providers. Today, The Leadership in India is focusing on building New India and is keen on working on issues arising due to water crises and poor sanitation.
With the increasing pace of electrification, energy storage is becoming a natural part of energy systems. Utilized to store energy in electric vehicles, to increase small scale solar electricity self-consumption, in microgrids as backup power, as part of a larger power grid for congestion management or to manage variations in renewable energy production. There are multiple applications for energy storage.
The increasing amount of waste is a worldwide problem. As citizens are becoming more aware, the demand for recycled materials for sustainable design and circular production is increasing. The Swedish company Sculpur is making use of waste by turning it into other products, such as furniture. The idea is to keep the materials in a loop as long as possible by using innovative design and technology.
Transport accounts for about 1/5 of all CO2 emissions worldwide. Electric cars are a part of the solution, but the batteries are usually not used to their full potential. In fact, the batteries that are no longer useful in vehicles still have about 80 % capacity left. Swedish company BatteryLoop wants to give the used batteries a second life by using them as energy storage. The solution is smart, sustainable and resource-efficient.
The first fossil-free steel in the world has been delivered to the customer. The initiative HYBRIT has since 2016 developed its fossil-free steel and the delivery is an important step before the launch to the market in 2026.
Plastic littering is an increasingly big problem all over the world and single-use products are one of the problems in the fight for a circular economy. The Swedish company PulPac has created a climate-friendly and resource-efficient option to traditional single-use fossil packaging.
This year’s European innovation scoreboard shows that Sweden is continuing to be at the top when it comes to innovation performance. The Stockholm region tops as the most innovative region within the EU.
Access to data and the internet is something that many people take for granted. This data would not be available if it was not for data centres, but the telecom and IT industry is a large energy consumer, responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all air traffic globally combined.
Electrification plays an important role in creating sustainable energy. But the lithium-ion batteries used in cars and other energy systems have a significant ecological footprint and most of the batteries do not get recycled efficiently. Cling Systems is the company that wants to change that. By creating a marketplace for used batteries, more batteries can be reused and recycled, leading to a reduction of emissions in the energy sector.
Cleantech company C-Green Technology, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and municipal-owned water and waste company Roslagsvatten are joining forces to build the world’s first sludge-free wastewater treatment plant.
Digitalisation is a tool that can help planners make more informed decisions and ultimately create safer roads. The Swedish company Viscando has created a system that helps gather data that is useful to see traffic trends and behaviour, that help create safer roads.