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Green transition

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Research on the green transition is central to promoting a sustainable society. Here you can explore exciting advances and innovative technological solutions that pave the way for a greener future. Umeå University is at the forefront of this research, working to develop groundbreaking methods to create a more sustainable world. Read on to discover how technology and science interact to shape the green transition of our time.

News and feature articles

Here you can find research news and reports on the transition to a greener and more sustainable society.
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New research shows how biofuels affect cement production

Doctoral thesis provides important knowledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in cement and lime production.

Overview of the auditorium, with Annika Egan Sjölander in front of a powerpoint
From ideas to action: charting Umeå's path to climate neutrality

Umeå community collaborate in green transition issues to achieve the goal of climate neutrality by 2030.

EU project develops technology for the green transition of the cement industry

Umeå University is paving the way for a sustainable future by electrifying the cement and lime industry.

Sex flaskor med grönt innehåll i ett laboratorium.
Microalgae from Umeå can be used to produce bioplastic

Small, inconspicuous organisms potential superstars in the green transition.

Birch leaves as raw material for organic semiconductors

By pressure cooking birch leaves scientists obtained carbon particles for use in organic semiconductors.

New method to recycle adsorbents in wastewater treatment

Pierre Oesterle's thesis shows how recycling can be made more eco-friendly using pressure cooker technology.

Water films – the silent architects of chemical transformations

New chemical knowledge contributes to the fight against global warming and pollution.

Carbon from forest waste can be used for future energy storage

Pine cones can be a cheap raw material for supercapacitors, according to a new thesis.

Improved process model can reduce limestone in cement production

Slag as a raw material provides more environmentally friendly cement – but how is the quality effected?

Finding alternatives to toxic solvents

Production of artificial membranes becomes safer for people and the environment thanks to new research.

PFAS found in waste incineration residues

Unique study provides snapshot of PFAS.

Reduced carbon dioxide emissions from lime kilns

By introducing biofuels instead of fossil fuels in lime kilns carbon dioxide emissions have decreased.

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Latest update: 2023-08-10