Press Releases

Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent

Aug 24, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent – while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algorithm that was developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology.

Cellulose from wood can be printed in 3D

Jun 17, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology ​A group of researchers have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. They also added carbon nanotubes to create electrically conductive material. The effect is that raw material based on wood will be able to compete with fossil-based plastics and metals in the on-going additive manufacturing revolution.

New bus routes and bike friendly buses introduced.

Jun 15, 2015 16:30 BST Moray Council Bus passengers can now take their bike for a ride between Elgin, Kinloss, Findhorn, Forres, Hopeman and Burghead. In addition, local services to and from the new Forres health centre have been increased to run every hour, with a drop-off point inside the health centre grounds.

New campaign will accelerate energy access for all by ten years

May 22, 2015 10:25 BST Practical Action New coalition will press Governments and funders to leap-frog fossil fuels and advance renewable, decentralized energy for 1.2 billion people who are energy poor

Financial industry needs to concentrate its efforts to curb climate change in time

May 12, 2015 10:00 BST Church of Sweden There are eight months left until the climate change conference in Paris. Aside from establishing a global agreement, we need the innovative capabilities of the business sector, combined with the financial industry’s mechanisms to enable the transition to a low-carbon society. These are the thoughts of the Church of Sweden in a report on responsible investment, which is being published today.

Eggs and chicken instead of beef reap major climate gains

Apr 01, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology Beef on our plates is one of the biggest climate villains, but that does not mean we have to adopt a vegan diet to reach climate goals. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology show that adopting a diet in which the protein derives from poultry is a smart and inexpensive way to reduce our impact on the climate.

All consumer segments are increasingly positive towards shopping online

Mar 16, 2015 14:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015 shows that a majority in all its consumer segments are positive towards online shopping. This is the forth trend from Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015. The full index will be released on the 23rd of March at an award ceremony at Nalen in Stockholm.

11 days left until the release of Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015

Mar 12, 2015 14:37 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight With only 11 days left until the release of Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015 it is time for our third edition of Sustainable Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday until the 23rd of March we publish a blog post analyzing interesting facts from the previous four indexes. Will this year’s index be similar to last year’s? Find out on the 23rd!

Finnish consumers trust companies more than their Nordic Neighbours do

Mar 09, 2015 14:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight When consumers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland were asked to rate their trust in companies on a scale from 1-7 Finnish consumers rated their trust the highest. This is the third trend from Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015. The full index will be released on the 23rd of March at an award ceremony at Nalen in Stockholm.

Finnish Consumers have high awareness of corporate responsibility

Mar 02, 2015 06:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight The 2nd trend from Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015 has been released. The data shows that consumers in Finland have a higher level of awareness when it comes to the environmental- and social responsibility taken by companies than their nordic neighbors. However, this is mainly due to the fact that Finns have stronger opinions and are more confident about their own knowledge.