Material for more environmentally friendly dishwasher
The moisture absorbents used in your dishwasher are energy-intensive. In a new project, researchers are substituting these absorbents with aerogels manufactured from cellulose. This not only saves energy, it also improves drying i…
Prefab wooden climate shells save time, money and energy
Many of Sweden’s buildings are in acute need of renovation. This particularly applies to post-war housing stock, much of which is both poorly insulated and suffering from crumbling facades.
Effective sunscreen for wood
After several years of testing, the results are finally in. And they are positive. By formulating nanoparticles and an organic UV absorbent in clear coat, it has been possible to produce a surface protection that can prolong the d…
Why don’t we build more high-rises from wood?
Building with wood is good from a climate point of view. In addition to being a natural resource where the production of timber from forestry consumes less energy, the growing forest binds our carbon dioxide emissions. But wh…
Yeast becomes bio-based glue
Completely normal baker’s yeast possesses properties that make it suitable as a wood glue. This is the conclusion of researchers at RISE.