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Floating recycling station in Göteborg

20 November 2018

Now it's decided. DenCity, the project that develops smart and sustainable transport for urban densification, is getting a third phase. This means, among other things, that a mobile recycling center is being tested in the port of Göteborg.

Within the DenCity project 26 partners from several industries work together.  Since 2015 DenCity has developed and tested new transport solutions for increasingly densely populated cities. In one of the focus areas, Urban water supplies, one have tested to drive both freight from DHL and waste to a combined heat and power plant on the Göta River.

It turned out to work well, but the cost could be an obstacle. More research and development such as on specially designed barges, personnel costs and coordinated distribution are needed.
When DenCity now switches and enters into an implementation phase, the focus is on something that does not cover high costs - a mobile and floating recycle station (mini-ÅVC).

"Water is an underutilized infrastructure and waste is a good fraction to start with if you want to make the water a part of the city's transport structure. The traffic office is leading the project and developing the mini-ÅVC together with the city’s management cycle and water and SSPA, Lina Olsson, project manager for DenCity, says.

The recycling station will be moved between different quays in Göteborg.

"The traffic office in Göteborg and their counterpart in Stockholm will also take a strategic approach and look further at how to plan and use the quays in the future. The two cities are facing the same challenges.”

DenCity will continue to run over two years with a budget of SEK 30 million. Financing is carried out by Vinnova as well as in-depth partners.

"Now all partners' investments are increasing, while Vinnovas is sharply reduced. The whole idea is to take this closer to the market, to make it a solution that the whole city wants to implement and which the parties want to see realized.”

When does the project start and how long will it run?
- No details are available yet, but the project will run between six months and one year. In December we know more, Lina Olsson says.

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