About our research
Within Resource Recovery, there are several research groups that collaborate closely. The goal is to reduce waste and refine and develop new functional materials and recover energy from residual products and waste. The University of Borås is the only university in Sweden that has a distinct focus on developing resource recovery.
Waste issues and the need for sustainable materials, energy, food, and feed are among the major challenges for Sweden and the EU in order to achieve global sustainability goals and follow Agenda 2030. Sweden's international competitiveness in this area must also be maintained and developed. Therefore, resource recovery is an important and prioritised area of research at the university. The area includes the development of methods for reducing waste, as well as seeing waste and residual products as resources that can be used to recycle energy and materials, and further, developing materials to improve their recyclability.
Networks and projects
In resource recovery, there is a well-developed network for exchange and collaboration in priority research areas – both domestically and internationally. This means both coordinated activities at the departmental level and through direct collaboration with individual researchers.
This research has a clear connection with and support from business and industry and the public sector. The University of Borås is a key player in several networks and collaborations with various universities, research institutes, and companies in Sweden, both locally and nationally.
International connections are in place all over the world including in many Europeans countries as well as South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, China, Canada, Brazil, and India.