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Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery

At the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery (SCRR) we are conducting world leading research and education that makes it possible to reduce a significant part of the global fossil fuel consumption. We identify new and improved methods to convert residuals into different kind of value-added products. Innovations that result from our activities will help to reduce greenhouse gas effects and other environmental problems.

The Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery involves study programs at all levels; undergraduate, master and post graduate.  The Master programme in Resource Recovery  as well as the post graduate education in Resource Recovery are taught in English. The master program has three specialisations; Industrial Biotechnology, Energy Technology and Polymer Technology. They are strongly coupled to the research in Resource Recovery. It is important for us to provide the master students with valuable experiences of research and also of working in well-equipped research laboratories with modern facilities. As a result a considerable number of our students continue with post graduate studies, either at the Swedish Centre of Resource Recovery or internationally. The BSc courses are taught in Swedish.

Research done at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery covers technical, environmental and social aspects of sustainable resource recovery and is mainly performed by research groups in Biotechnology, Combustion and thermal processes, Computational modelling, Polymer technology and Environment.

The Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery also has systematic partnerships with companies and authorities of the surrounding society. An example is the cooperation in the Waste Recovery  International Partnership

News on Resource Recovery

How to reduce municipal waste – handbook for decision-makers

The book “Resource Recovery to Approach Zero Municipal Waste” gives concrete examples to show how volumes of waste can be reduced. The editors are two researchers at the University of Borås, Mohammad Taherzadeh and Tobias Richards, and it is part of an international series of books on sustainability. Read more

Researcher from Borås best at presenting his research

Sunil Kumar Ramamoorthy, researcher within polymer technology at the University of Borås, is a Swedish champion at presenting his research. Read more

More efficient production of bio fuels after computer simulation

For the environment’s sake it is important to make the production of bio fuels profitable and efficient. The doctoral student Karthik Rajendran at the University of Borås have created models to measure profitability in ethanol- and biogas production, both for industries in Sweden and for small, portable biogas reactors in for instance India. Read more

Nickel as a catalyst contribute towards faster biofuel production

If biomass could be gasified more efficiently and with better control of the products formed, this would make biofuel production easier. Read more

Unused resources in ash

In Sweden much of the waste is incinerated. After waste is incinerated, substances such as phosphorus and zinc remain in the ash. Researchers at the University of Borås examines how these substances can be separated and used. Read more

2014: a good year for resource recovery research

Resource recovery research is in a strong position. It experienced continued growth in 2014, and third-cycle education has now been fully transferred to the University of Borås. Read more

Researcher Rewarded for Work with Textile Waste

Sunil Kumar Ramamoorthy, assistant researcher at the University of Borås has been awarded a scholarship by Textilia environment for his work with textile waste. Read more

Artificial material with exclusive features

They are found in automotive components, small sledges, sporting goods, containers and implanted in the body. We all know what plastics and textiles are, but few reflect on the fact that the material consists of composites. At the University of Borås, there is a small but prominent research team engaged in the development of new composite materials. Read more

Novel technology for sustainable bioreactors

Retaining of micro-organisms used in processes in bioreactors is now possible with a novel membrane that entraps them. Read more

Super fast digestion of waste to biogas possible

Digestion time of waste into biogas can be shortened from 30 to just three days. This is presented in a new thesis at the University of Borås. Read more

39 countries attend Borås conference on sustainable cities

From the 9th to the11th of September, an IPLA Global Forum international conference is being held at the Textile Fashion Center in Borås. The main topics of the conference are waste management and sustainable urban development, areas of research where Borås has come far. Read more