The weekly flow – Week 42, 2021
Postat den 17th October, 2021, 09:09 av caliac
|The latest news, views, and announcements in KM Vatten, Week 42, 2021
EventsRead about the Kalmarsundskommission Think Tank
Paper in Nature, Energy efficiency and biological interactions define the core microbiome of deep oligotrophic groundwater
Call for seed funding
New call for seed funding has been announced!
Kalmarsundskommissionen Think Tank on Öland, October 4th
A meeting of the minds in Kalmar Region to discuss water challenges and projects in the region
Biocoal, algae, reeds and mussels
Projects, industrial and research collaborations in the field:
- Mussels for dog food and reeds for animal feed – starting in Västervik’s fish factory
- Rest till Bäst– also Rest till Bäst Västervik
- Odevata Biocoal Leader
- LOVA project biocoal of shrimp and algae – with Byxelkrok’s marine service, LNU and Albertsson’s mechanical
- Kalmar Energi – Looking at biocoal production as part of the future electricity system.
- Kalmar Science Park: biocoal for soil augmentation with KRAV farmers on Öland.
- Karlskrona municipality and WSP – biocoal from washed-up seaweed and sediment
- LNU tests cultivation in biocoal+ sediment within the Life Sure project
- Project Släk – Lift the industry from the sea
A dialogue is underway regarding the production of biocoal between Kalmar Municipality, KSRR and Kalmar Energi. Conversion
of boilers for biocoal production are investigated at Kährs AB in Nybro, among other places. Biogas from reeds, and animal feed
Projects, industrial and research collaborations in the field of dredged material
- A dredging project in Sjöboviken south of Oskarshamn is looking for an area of use for its
- The companyNETICSvisits the LifeSure project week 43.
- Returbetong och byggblock
- Life Sure and LNU look at areas of use and pollutants in sediments
Water in the landscape / agriculture / treatment plant and industry
Projects, industrial and research collaborations in the field of water supply
- Mörbylånga water industry– circular water supply
- The seed-money projectWaterman, i.a. on wastewater recovery
- LEVA from strategy to action Kalmarsund
- LEVA Water Coordination Västervik
- LNU Smart cities
- Several LOVA and LONA projects for water conservation / groundwater formation measures
- Preliminary study on sustainable water supply in southern Sweden
Water shortages and competition for water were discussed from different perspectives: Access to water for cultivation, groundwater and the possibility of artificial infiltration into drinking water. Can desalination can also be a solution for agriculture? How can and should wastewater and stormwater be used? How can we collaborate aroundtechnical water, i.e. water that does not need to have drinking water quality?
The day culminated in atrip to the Mörbylånga water desalination treatment center:
‒ By Mark Dopson
In collaboration with SLU, Uppsala and other universities, KM Vatten researcher Mark Dopson and his team have investigated how deep biosphere communities are able to survive in the extremely oligotrophic groundwaters of the Fennoscandian Shield. Using comparative genomics, they show that deep biosphere communities have common species in two sites on opposite sides of the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, the community thrives via mutually beneficial partnerships of nutrient exchange and by growing in a stop-start manner when energy is available. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications at the link:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-24549-z
Call for seed funding
The latest call for seed funding/funding for pilot projects has now been announced.
You can find it on our website: https://lnu.se/mot-linneuniversitetet/kunskapsmiljoer/vatten/
And also attached to this newsletter! Deadline: December 10th 2021
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