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Environmental Change conducts research, doctoral studies and undergraduate education on current environmental challenges and the changing nature of the environmental condition. Research and education focus on the impact–the change to the environment–that society and the individual have on nature.


 

1 TWh of biogas to be gotten from waste

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It is now an established fact: there is one terawatt-hour of biogas in the waste streams from paper and pulp mills. A biogas facility at, or adjacent to, a mill also provides a number of other advantages, as a newly released research report shows.

“The most important result is that we now know with certainty that what the mills today use electricity to ventilate away could be 1 TWh of vehicle fuel. Biogas production yields a double gain, both a savings of electricity and production of biogas,” says Jörgen Ejlertsson, adjunct professor at the Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change, Linköping University, and head of research for Scandinavian Biogas Fuels.

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Last updated: 2016-06-02