EU millions to University of Gävle

EU-miljoner till Högskolan i Gävle

EU Structural Funds awards 14 million SEK to three projects in which researchers together with the business sector aim to improve industrial processes and make transports more environmentally friendly.

In total, the project comprises 40 million SEK. The other funders are Region Dalarna, Region Gävleborg, Vinnova, the business sector and the University of Gävle.

“This serves a recognition of the research conducted at the University. I am especially pleased about the fact that these three projects are conducted in close cooperation with the business sector and will as such be directly beneficial for businesses.”

New technique for cooling metals

The European Regional Development Fund awards 5 million to the project. In total, the project comprises 22 million SEK. The other funders are the University of Gävle, Region Gävleborg, Vinnova and the business sector.

The technique aims to make the cooling process of metallic materials more effective.

As the technology is more environmentally friendly, more energy-efficient and enhances quality, it will strengthen the competitiveness of the Swedish metal and engineering industry.

“This technique will be beneficial for regional businesses in developing improved materials, in giving metallic material new properties and in making industrial processes more energy efficient,” says Bahram Moshfegh, professor in energy systems at the University of Gävle.

Industrial automation and millimetre waves

The European Regional Development Fund awards 4 million to the project. In total, the project comprises 8 million SEK. The other funders are Region Gävleborg and the University of Gävle.

Industrial automation concerns the fact that we currently use robots and automation in all types of industries to make production more efficient and to enhance quality.

“We develop a new technology for faster and safer communication. It is about people’s safety and the fact that great economic values may be at stake,” says Daniel Rönnow, professor in electronics at the University of Gävle.

Sustainable transportation

The European Regional Development Fund awards 5 million to the project. In total, the project comprises 10 million SEK. The other funders are Region Gävleborg and the University of Gävle.

The transport sector is very much dependent on petrol and diesel for fossil-fuel combustion engines and this has grave consequences for the environment, our health and resource use.

“Gävleborg county has the potential for delivering raw materials and for producing and distributing renewable fuels and electricity for road transports. We would like to contribute to the development and dissemination of new knowledge,” says Karl Hillman, senior lecturer in environmental engineering at the University of Gävle.

 

For more information, please contact:
Bahram Moshfegh, professor in energy systems at the University of Gävle.
Phone: 026-64 88 04, 070-846 46 47
Email: bahram.moshfegh@hig.se

Daniel Rönnow, professor in Electronics at the University of Gävle
Phone: 026-64 85 93, 073-461 82 83
Email: daniel.ronnow@hig.se

Karl Hillman, senior lecturer in Environmental Engineering at the University of Gävle
Phone: 026-64 84 14, 070-191 45 59
Email: karl.hillman@hig.se


 

Text: Douglas Öhrbom