New cooperation project with Wallenius Marine

Wallenius Marine and companies within the Soya Group are ambitious when it comes to sustainable development, but the conservative shipping sector have in general very slow progress towards sustainability. For example, recent studies from SMHI claims that the sector emits more Carbon dioxide than the flights in and to/from Sweden. This new project is financed by [...]

By | 2019-06-04T19:29:58+00:00 June 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Electric cars are getting more and more cost competitive

The Swedish car magazine "Teknikens Värld" reporter Mikael Stjerna interviewed in April SustainTrans researcher Sven Borén about costs and sustainability issues for electric cars, when compared to cars powered by fossil fuels. Sven's calculations shows that a VW e-Golf will have the same annual total cost of ownership (TCO) after three years, and the [...]

By | 2019-05-14T14:57:09+00:00 May 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New Roadmap project idea initiated with the County Administrative Board and Climate Cooperation Blekinge

An important recent milestone for the SustainTrans team was when Henrik Ny on December 11 in 2018 was invited to present a new research project idea to the civil servants group within Climate Cooperation Blekinge. This group is led by the County Administrative Board and primarily consists of environmental coordinators and experts from Region [...]

By | 2019-03-26T08:23:20+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New article published about stakeholder collaboration models for electric bus systems

A new article authored by SustainTrans researcher Sven Borén and Anders Grauers from Chalmers has been published in the "International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice" as a result of the collaboration between BTH, Chalmers, Electrodriving and partners in the electric bus study. It describes two stakeholder collaboration models that fills the gap for electric bus [...]

By | 2019-02-12T13:55:39+00:00 February 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Varvara Nikulina presented and defended her licentiate

On the 25th of January, Varvara Nikulina in the SustainTrans research team presented and defended her licentiate thesis "Need for speed: towards urban planning for rapid transitioning to sustainable personal mobility" at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The overall conclusion is that there is a need for research that would show how mobility actors can contribute to resolve [...]

By | 2019-01-29T08:29:21+00:00 January 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Visit by Wallenius and Kockums

An interesting joint meeting with the shipping company Wallenius, the shipyard SAAB (Kockums) and the SustainTrans team was held the 22nd of January. Firstly, Prof. Göran Broman presented our department and specifically our research, Dr. Henrik Ny about the SustainTrans team and ways forward, and finally Sven Borén about his research with a focus [...]

By | 2019-01-23T08:58:12+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sven Borén’s PhD defence 18th of October

On October 18, at 09:30, Sven Borén defended his PhD thesis "Towards sustainable personal mobility with electric cars and buses" at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. Dr. Maria Grahn, Chalmers University of Technology was the opponent, and Dr. Jan Persson, Malmö University, Prof. Sonia Yeh (Chairman), Chalmers University of Technology, and Dr. Anders Wretstrand, Lund [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:26:47+00:00 October 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

SustainTrans report to meet IPCC Climate Challenge!

An updated English report from the SustainTrans team shows how Sweden might show global leadership in the decarbonization of the personal transport sector. The IPCC Special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C released in October 2018 reiterates the urgency of the need to decarbonize all aspects of global society. The research conducted [...]

By | 2018-10-15T13:08:35+00:00 October 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

MSLS thesis about best practices to the use of public transport

MSLS students Juliette Ténart, James Vierling, and Michael Fellner have finished their A-grade master thesis "Barriers and Best Practices to the Use of Public Transportation: A Case Study of the South Baltic Sea Region", which was supervised partly by the SustainTrans team. It was created within the INTERCONNECT project and the students provide great help throughout the [...]

By | 2018-06-29T09:21:27+00:00 June 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments