Environmental projects receive funding from the EU Regional Fund

Fri 07 Dec 2018 14:57

STC has been granted funding from the EU Regional Development Fund for the projects MiLo and DRIVE. MiLo aims to get real-time environmental measurements and DRIVE focuses on green energy and super capacitors processes. DRIVE is a joint project with research centre FSCN.

MiLo - Miljön i kontrolloopen

In the MiLo, the environment into the control loop, it is about developing technology to measure and monitor the environment in real time. Real-time environmental information creates better conditions for society and industries to take environmental considerations into account. The researchers will, among other things, develop camera technology for remote monitoring and remote control of airports and use radiation-based x-ray technology to measure heavy metals in, for example, fiber banks. The project also includes developing noise measurements in industrial environments to identify where and what causes noise pollution.

-Together with a large number of private and public actors in the region, the MiLo project offers an opportunity for Mid Sweden University to take a leading role in Sweden in environmental monitoring. There is also a great interest from the region's companies to develop more effective environmental measurement methods, which is an important part of research and development work, says Benny Thörnberg, Associate Professor at STC Research Center, Sensible Things that Communicate.

The DRIVE project, together with the Research Centret FSCN,  focuses on green energy by developing, among other things, super capacitors, a kind of fast batteries. Mid Sweden University is the world leader in large scale super capacitors processes and one of the goals is to increase storage capacity in lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. The project also conducts research on a completely new electric motor, specially adapted for electric cars, with the help of power electronics industry.

- We research the entire chain - from how energy is created in as environmentally friendly manner as possible to how we can use and reuse it. For example, we will combine our latest research results in energy storage and power electronics to research how fast-moving electric vehicles can be developed on a larger scale in multi-family houses without having to increase the power of the network or build new power lines, says Håkan Olin, Professor of Physics at the Research Center Fiber Science and Communications Network, FSCN, at Mid Sweden University.

In these research projects, about 45 companies participate in total, and there are also funding from the municipalities in Sundsvall, Timrå and Härnösand and the Västernorrland region. The projects start in 2019 and are expected to last until 2022.


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