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How Sweden’s eco innovators are making up for government setbacks in environmental policy

This is a climate love addressed to Sweden but not to their government...
Despite Swedish right-wing government rolling back climate commitments, Swedish scientists and inovators give us some hope : there was a breakthrough in sodium-ion battery technology, the launch of a flying ferry service, and a prestigious award win for climate innovation.
Sweden’s sodium-ion battery breakthrough could reduce reliance on lithium. Northvolt claims that its battery is a cheaper and more sustainable way to store electricity - without using lithium, nickel, graphite and cobalt.
“Our sodium-ion technology delivers the performance required to enable energy storage with longer duration than alternative battery chemistries, at a lower cost, thereby opening new pathways to deploying renewable power generation,” Peter Carlsson, CEO and co-founder of Northvolt says.
A high-tech electric ferry was unveiled by Swedish developers that could cut congestion in Stockholm. The first model is designed to carry 30 passengers at a maximum speed of 56 km/h, much faster than other electric passenger ferries, thanks to carbon fibre hydrofoil wings that lift the boat out of the water, reducing drag, and cutting emissions as well as journey times. A trip between the Stockholm suburb of Ekero and the city centre is announced at 25 minutes, instead as almost one hour. It is expected to begin service in July next year.
Sweden has also been honouring innovation with the E-Prize - the country’s most prestigious energy innovation awards : Liquid Wind, a leading e-fuel developer, snagging the prize for Renewable Energy
The company aims to reduce the shipping industry’s reliance on fossil fuels with its ‘green’ methanol, which is converted from green hydrogen and CO2 from biomass power plants. The company’s first facility is expected to open in Örnsköldsvik in 2025, producing 50,000 tonnes of electrofuel per year. The goal is to produce eight million tonnes by 2030.

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  • Rashid Kamau

    19 w

    Incredible! They should be embraced.

    • winnie nguru

      19 w

      Very inspiring

      • Gorffly mokua

        19 w

        Determination to push even when the strongest winds are against you, inspires and leads us to a more promising future.

      • Abraham Jok Atem

        19 w

        Kudos to Swedish scientists and innovators for employing healthy environmental policies despite the government putting little efforts

        • George Kariuki

          19 w

          The breakthrough in sodium-ion battery technology by Northvolt is particularly noteworthy and heartwarming as we fight for a greener and sustainable future,

          • Jane Wangui

            19 w

            @george_kariuki good job sweden.Thank you for always being in the forefront during this fight.

          • CHRIS NGATIA

            19 w

            This is great seeing Sweden take action

            • Paul Pearson

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              • Princess

                19 w

                Its so motivating.

                • walter lungayi

                  19 w

                  It's inspiring to see how eco innovators in Sweden are taking the lead in environmental policy despite government setbacks.

                  • rosebellendiritu

                    19 w

                    @walter_lungayi this is defying all odds and pushing for change.

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