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  • KTH researcher is a lead author in the GEO-7 report

    Participants at the meeting
    The first Global Author's Meeting for the GEO-7 Report was in Bangkok.
    Published Mar 23, 2023

    In March 2023, hundreds of environmental experts gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, for the first authors' meeting of the Seventh Edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-7) of the UN Environment Pr...

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  • Interdisciplinary PhD school discussed sustainable energy transitions

    A collage from the PhD Winterschool
    Published Mar 17, 2023

    Frauke Urban (INDEK) and Saman Nimali Gunasekara (EGI) organised a PhD Winter School on “Sustainable Energy Transitions – Technology and Management Perspectives” on 13 – 15 March 2023 at KTH.

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  • KTH researchers supporting hydrocarbons as refrigerants in heat pumps

    Propane as an example of hydrocarbon refrigerant
    Published Mar 16, 2023

    KTH researchers take the lead on Position Paper supporting hydrocarbons as refrigerants in heat pumps

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  • 3D printed parts in space no "rocket science"

    Rocketship launch at European Space Agency.
    Photo: © ESA
    Published Mar 15, 2023

    The competitive space industry is now into recycling and cost hunting. By reusing rocket engines and 3D print engine parts cost can be lowered, but how will the 3D parts affect the engines? Researcher...

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  • KTH improves power generation

    Two men standing at a large concentrated solar power plant, with mirrors surrounding them.
    Where the radiation is good it might be suitable to capture heat from the sun is by mirrors angled so that they redirect the light to a point in a tower. The tower gets very hot and fluid takes up and storage the heat that is later used to drive a CO2 turbine. Salvatore Guccione and Rafael Guedez visited this tower in Spain.
    Published Feb 15, 2023

    Many of today's power plants are powered by turbines run by steam. In recent years, turbines driven by a special form of CO2 show exciting potential. There is still research needed to make the technol...

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  • Replacing wood and charcoal stoves in Africa could save half a million lives every year

    Two people hauling bundles of chopped wood on their shoulders on a rural road.
    A new study assigns actual value to the negative aspects of traditional cooking methods in the developing world, including lost time due to collecting wood or other burnable biomass. Pictured, women carry firewood for cooking at home in Kenya. (Photo: Youssef Boulkaid)
    Published Jan 12, 2023

    Half a million lives could be saved each year in sub-Saharan Africa by taking action to reduce reliance on traditional wood- and charcoal-burning stoves, a new study shows.

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  • ScAIEM Winter School

    Winter PhD School
    Published Dec 14, 2022

    The ScAIEM Winter School “Sustainable Energy Transitions – Technology and Management Perspectives” (5 ECTS) is an interdisciplinary PhD course package that offers doctoral students a training in innov...

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  • They won the Ebbe Lyths scholarship 2022

    The winners
    Published Dec 13, 2022

    Two students at the Energy Technology department, Julia Almebäck and Rebecka Magnius, have received a scholarship from Kylbranschens samarbetsstiftelse for their MSc thesis work.

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  • Sri Lankan partners visit at EGI

    Visitors from Sri Lanka
    Published Oct 25, 2022

    During the first week of October the Sri Lankan university partners in the EUSL project were visiting KTH. The Department of Energy Technology offered the long distance guests a packed program.

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  • KTH provides Valencia with sustainable energy plan

    Group photo of the participants
    Published Sep 29, 2022

    Bio waste that generates biogas for public transport was one of the suggestions from the winning team that charmed the jury when master students from EGI competed about best proposal for a sustainable...

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  • A “power bank” for renewables

    Foto: Kyoto Group - Heatcube
    Published Sep 28, 2022

    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 hig...

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  • Trust is essential to this year’s ‘Supervisor of the Year’

    A smiling man holding a diploma. He is surrounded by three men and a woman.
    Supervisor of the Year Rafael Eduardo Guedez Mata, with his award and four of his students. Photo: Private
    Published Aug 19, 2022

    This year’s ‘Supervisor of the Year 2021/2022’ award goes to Rafael Eduardo Guedez Mata, a researcher at the EKV Heat and Power Technology division at the ITM School. This is the second year the Ph.D....

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  • A summer event at EGI – in real life

    Brännboll players
    A brännboll session at Uggleviksparken where both faculty and students participated.
    Published Jun 20, 2022

    After two years of pandemic and Zoom happenings, the Sustainable Energy Engineering program was finally able to make the SEE summer event a reality. On June 3, the master students could enjoy brännb...

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  • Energy research helps boost heat pumps in the U.S.

    Man on a roof top with solar cells.
    Nelson Sommerfeldt is a small-town kid working as a researcher in exotic Stockholm.
    Published Jun 07, 2022

    Researcher Nelson Sommerfeldt is spreading the impact of Swedish energy research. With the U.S. University Michigan Tech, KTH now helps decarbonize home heating on a new continent.

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  • Refreshing visit from a bold new French master program at EGI

     French students visiting KTH
    Published Apr 04, 2022

    More than 30 students and program directors of the Master program in Energy Transition Management (ETM) , which is jointly offered by Emlyon Business school (among the top 5 of Business schools in Fra...

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  • We know what we should be doing to solve the climate crisis, why are we not doing it?

    Figure: Synergies and trade-offs between climate action and the SDGs Targets. (Source: Fuso Nerini et al, Connecting climate action with other Sustainable Development Goals, Nature Sustainability 2019)
    Published Apr 04, 2022

    Today, April 4, IPCC Working Group III has released its long-awaited Sixth Assessment Report. The report urges for system-level climate action and focuses on the transformative changes needed to achie...

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  • Apply for Ebbe Lyth scholarship

    Published Mar 02, 2022

    Call for Ebbe Lyth scholarship is now open

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  • An EleFanT in the air

    Portrait of Nenad Glodic
    Researcher Nenad Glodic. Photo: Anna Gullers
    Published Feb 02, 2022

    In the near future, the first commercial electric aircraft will take off from our airports. Maybe they will be driven by an electric fan instead of the conventional propeller – at least if the researc...

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  • Semida Silveira goes west

    Portrait of Silveira at an UN conference.
    Silveira has coordinated KTH's cooperation with UN organisations such as UNCTAD and UNFCCC.
    Published Dec 10, 2021

    She has worked at KTH for decades, not only within her research field as a Professor in Energy Systems Planning but also with internationalisation. Now it is time for Semida Silveira to continue her c...

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  • Second Young-researcher's best paper award

    Elena Malakhatka
    Published Dec 01, 2021

    Second Young Researcher’s Best Paper Award at the conference PRO-VE Smart and Sustainable Collaborative Networks goes to Elena Malakhatka

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