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Hegazy, E., Anderberg, S. & Krook, J. (2023). Assessing Renewal Needs of Urban Water Infrastructure Systems: Case Study of Linköping in Sweden. In: irc 2023 XVII: international research conference proceedings. Paper presented at september 11-12, 2023 zurich switzerland (pp. 6-19). World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing Renewal Needs of Urban Water Infrastructure Systems: Case Study of Linköping in Sweden
2023 (English)In: irc 2023 XVII: international research conference proceedings, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology , 2023, Vol. 17, p. 6-19Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Urban Water Infrastructure systems (UWI) are central to functioning cities. For securing a continuous and efficient supply of the systems services, continuous investment, maintenance, and renewal are needed. Neglecting maintenance and renewal can lead to recurrent breakdown problems as systems age, which makes it more and more difficult to secure efficient long-term supply. Globally, many cities struggle with aging water infrastructure, often due to competing funding priorities. Investment in maintenance and renewal is not prioritized. The problem primarily stems from the challenge of reaping the benefits of investments promptly. The long-term benefits gained from investing in the renewal of water infrastructure may be achievable in the long run, resulting in the oversight of such investments. This leads to a build-up of "renewal debt" for future generations to inherit. Addressing this issue is difficult due to various contributing factors and the complex nature of the systems. The study aims to contribute to an increased understanding of the long-term management challenges UWI, the development of improved maintenance and renewal strategies through the examination of water infrastructure management, and the assessment of the adequacy of the maintenance and renewal in a case study, the city of Linköping, Sweden. Employing a mixed methods approach, this study utilized both qualitative and quantitative methods, including interviews, workshops, and data analysis. The findings of the study provided insights into the current status of the water and sewerage networks in Linköping, highlighting the risks to ensuring reliable and sustainable water supply and discussing strategies for improving maintenance and renewal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2023
Series
World academy of science, engineering and technology, E-ISSN 1307-6892
Keywords
case study, infrastructure management, renewal needs, Sweden, urban water infrastructure.
National Category
Water Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-201738 (URN)
Conference
september 11-12, 2023 zurich switzerland
Available from: 2024-03-19 Created: 2024-03-19 Last updated: 2024-04-09
Shabb, K., McCormick, K., Mujkic, S. & Anderberg, S. (2023). Climate city contracts? Governing towards climate-neutral cities. In: Kes McCormick, James Evans, Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Niki Frantzeskaki (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities: (pp. 141-152). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate city contracts? Governing towards climate-neutral cities
2023 (English)In: A Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities / [ed] Kes McCormick, James Evans, Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Niki Frantzeskaki, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, p. 141-152Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Chapter 10, Shabb, McCormick, Anderberg and Mujkic investigate how Climate City Contracts (CCCs) are being developed in Europe and what it means for other parts of the world. CCCs are intended to be different from current strategies to tackle climate change because they are designed as part of a larger mission with many stakeholders, funding and growing momentum. CCCs are a mechanism to ensure that city-level work is not occurring in a vacuum but rather facilitates multi-level integration between cities, national agencies, and the European Union, but also collaboration across all stakeholders. The current focus of CCCs is mostly on the process rather than outcomes. Ambitious Climate Investment Plans, which encompass private sector efforts, are necessary to underpin the goals and activities outlined in CCCs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Keywords
sustainable cities; sustainable communities, sustainability; governance; innovation; sustainable transitions
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Economics and Business Climate Research Environmental Management Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-198944 (URN)10.4337/9781800372030.00019 (DOI)9781800372030 (ISBN)9781800372023 (ISBN)
Projects
Massive Urban Missions
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 50337-1
Available from: 2023-11-06 Created: 2023-11-06 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, M. & Anderberg, S. (2023). Great expectations: Future scenarios for production and use of biogas and digestate in Sweden. Biofuels, 14(1), 93-107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Great expectations: Future scenarios for production and use of biogas and digestate in Sweden
2023 (English)In: Biofuels, ISSN 1759-7269, E-ISSN 1759-7277, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 93-107Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden aims to increase biogas production from anaerobic digestion (AD) from 2 to 7 TWh/year until 2030. This paper investigates the requirements, challenges and implications of such a development through qualitative and quantitative assessment of three scenarios. Seven key elements—national policies and policy instruments, regional policies and policy instruments, mobilization of feedstock, infrastructure for feedstock and gas, mobilization of actors, new production facilities, and stable and increasing demand—were defined for the scenario construction and were also used to structure the comparative analysis. Quantitatively, increasing the biogas production from 2 to 7 TWh is estimated to require up to 5 times larger digester volume and up to 12 times more AD plants, meanwhile producing 6 – 8 times more biofertilizers. While a centralized production structure would be more efficient, a decentralized structure with small biogas plants would facilitate the logistics of agricultural substrates and biofertilizers. New production capacity could be incentivized through new and increased production subsidies, as well as an increased demand for renewable energy. Regardless of how the goal is to be achieved, it will require collective efforts from both public and private actors to overcome the many challenges on the way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
biogas, biofertilizers, anaerobic digestion, scenario, back-casting
National Category
Energy Systems Other Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-188205 (URN)10.1080/17597269.2022.2121543 (DOI)000852606300001 ()
Projects
Biogas Research Center
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 35624-3
Note

Funding: Swedish Biogas Research Center (BRC) - Swedish Energy Agency [35624-3]

Available from: 2022-09-12 Created: 2022-09-12 Last updated: 2023-11-23Bibliographically approved
Hegazy, E., Anderberg, S. & Krook, J. (2023). Systems Lens: Towards Sustainable Management of Maintenance and Renewal of Wire-Based Infrastructure: The Case of Water Network in the City of Linköping, Sweden. In: irc 2023 XVII: international research conference proceedings. Paper presented at ICNITS 2023 : International Conference on Network Infrastructure Technologies and Systems, Lisbon Portugal, September 18-19, 2023 (pp. 85-99). World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Systems Lens: Towards Sustainable Management of Maintenance and Renewal of Wire-Based Infrastructure: The Case of Water Network in the City of Linköping, Sweden
2023 (English)In: irc 2023 XVII: international research conference proceedings, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology , 2023, Vol. 17, p. 85-99Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The city's wire-based infrastructure systems (WBIS) are responsible for the delivery of electricity,telecommunications, sanitation, drainage, and district heating and are a necessity for sustainable modern urban life.Maintaining the functionality of these structures involves high costs and, brings disturbance to the local community and effectson the environment. One key reason for this is that the cables and pipes are placed under streets, making system parts easilyworn and their service lifetime reduced, and all maintenance and renewal rely on recurrent needs for excavation. In Sweden, asignificant part of wire-based infrastructure is already outdated and will need to be replaced in the coming decades. Thereplacement of these systems will entail massive costs as well as important traffic disruption and environmental disturbance.However, this challenge may also open a unique opportunity to introduce new, more sustainable technologies and managementpractices. The transformation of WBIS management for long-term sustainability and meeting maintenance and renewal needsdoes not have a comprehensive approach. However, a systemic approach may inform WBIS management. This approachconsiders both technical and non-technical aspects, as well as time-related factors. Nevertheless, there is limited systemicknowledge of how different factors influence current management practices. The aim of this study is to address this knowledgegap and contribute to the understanding of what factors influence the current practice of WBIS management. A case studyapproach is used to identify current management practices, the underlying factors that influence them, and their implicationsfor sustainability outcomes. The case study is based on both quantitative data on the local system and data from interviews andworkshops with local practitioners and other stakeholders. Linköping was selected as a case since it provided goodaccessibility to the water administration and relevant data for analyzing water infrastructure management strategies. It is asufficiently important city in Sweden to be able to identify challenges, which, to some extent, are common to all Swedish cities.By uncovering current practices and what is influencing Linköping, knowledge gaps and uncertainties related to sustainabilityconsequences were highlighted. The findings show that goals, priorities, and policies controlling management are shorttermed, and decisions on maintenance and renewal are often restricted to finding solutions to the most urgent issues.Sustainability transformation in the infrastructure area will not be possible through individual efforts without coordinatedtechnical, organizational, business, and regulatory changes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2023
Series
Open Science Index, E-ISSN 1307-6892 ; 9
Keywords
case study, infrastructure, management, practice, Sweden
National Category
Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-201737 (URN)
Conference
ICNITS 2023 : International Conference on Network Infrastructure Technologies and Systems, Lisbon Portugal, September 18-19, 2023
Available from: 2024-03-19 Created: 2024-03-19 Last updated: 2024-04-09Bibliographically approved
Esguerra, J. L., Carlsson, A., Anderberg, S. & Johansson, J. (2023). Trade-offs between material efficiency and environmental performance for managing plastics packaging waste. In: Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology: . Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, July 2-5, 2023. Leiden, The Netherlands
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trade-offs between material efficiency and environmental performance for managing plastics packaging waste
2023 (English)In: Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2023Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The single-use function of plastic packaging generates a continuously increasing input to the waste management system leading to sustainability challenges. In response, several management strategies along the plastic value chain are proposed including improvements on product design, source-separation, mechanical and optical sorting, and further downstream material recycling. However, in some countries like Sweden, these strategies are often implemented in isolation without considering their combination effects on the performance of the entire plastic value chain. Moreover, the corresponding assessments of these strategies are often limited to material efficiency (i.e., recycling rate) thus overlooking the potential trade-offs with environmental performance. Hence, this study aims to assess the combination effects of different management strategies for plastic packaging in Sweden in terms of both material and environmental dimensions. Over 700 scenarios involving different combinations of management strategies were modeled and assessed through life cycle assessment. The results show that upstream strategies such us polymer restriction especially for food packaging (i.e., limiting to polyethylene terephthalate and polypropylene) lead to higher recycling rates and better environmental performance. In contrast, further downstream material recycling strategies show more apparent trade-offs, especially between recycling rates and environmental impacts related to toxicity. Recommendations for the combinations of management strategies for plastic packaging, which can increase recycling rates and reduce environmental impacts, are presented and discussed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden, The Netherlands: , 2023
National Category
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-198439 (URN)
Conference
11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, July 2-5, 2023
Funder
The Kamprad Family Foundation, 20200187
Available from: 2023-10-12 Created: 2023-10-12 Last updated: 2023-10-18Bibliographically approved
Bergman, F., Anderberg, S., Krook, J. & Svensson, N. (2022). A Critical Review of the Sustainability of Multi-Utility Tunnels for Colocation of Subsurface Infrastructure. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 4, Article ID 847819.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Critical Review of the Sustainability of Multi-Utility Tunnels for Colocation of Subsurface Infrastructure
2022 (English)In: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, E-ISSN 2624-9634, Vol. 4, article id 847819Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Multi-utility tunnel (MUT) have received increasing attention as an alternative method for installing subsurface infrastructure for the distribution of electricity, telecommunications, water, sewage and district heating. MUTs are described as a potentially more sustainable technology than conventional open-cut excavation (OCE), especially if the entire life cycle of these cable and pipe networks is taken into account. Based on an extensive review of the academic literature, this article aims to identify and critically examine claims made about the pros and cons of using MUT for the placement of subsurface infrastructure. Identified claims are mapped, and their validity and applicability assessed. These claims are then analyzed from a sustainability perspective, based on the three sustainability dimensions and a life cycle perspective. The results show that a variety of advantages and disadvantages of using MUTs for subsurface infrastructure are highlighted by the articles, but several of these are without any empirical support. When some form of empirical support is presented, it usually comes from case-specific analyses of MUTs, and the applicability in other MUT projects is seldom discussed. Economic performance is the sustainability dimension that has received the most attention, while environmental performance has not been analyzed in the reviewed literature, which is a major limitation of the current knowledge. In summary, the knowledge about the sustainability performance of using MUTs for subsurface infrastructure is still limited and incoherent. In order to increase the knowledge, this article points out the importance of new case studies, in which the sustainability consequences of using MUTs for subsurface infrastructure are mapped and evaluated by combining both quantitative and qualitative assessment methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2022
Keywords
multi-utility tunnel; subsurface infrastructure; sustainability assessment; urban underground; cable and pipe networks
National Category
Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-190595 (URN)10.3389/frsc.2022.847819 (DOI)000922209000001 ()2-s2.0-85125838424 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Kamprad Family Foundation
Note

Funding: Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research Charity;  [20180218]

Available from: 2022-12-16 Created: 2022-12-16 Last updated: 2023-02-22Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, M. & Anderberg, S. (2022). Biogas policies and production development in Europe: a comparative analysis of eight countries. Biofuels, 13(8), 931-944
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biogas policies and production development in Europe: a comparative analysis of eight countries
2022 (English)In: Biofuels, ISSN 1759-7269, E-ISSN 1759-7277, Vol. 13, no 8, p. 931-944Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper compares and analyzes the relations between the biogas development and the national policy frameworks for biogas solutions in eight European countries. The policy frameworks are compared using a biogas policy model, comprising five dimensions: type of policy; administrative area; administrative level; targeted part of the value chain; and continuity and change over time. The studied countries show examples of both increasing and stagnating biogas production, all of which can be associated with changes in national policy frameworks. Many different policy tools?particularly economic instruments?have proven successful for stimulating biogas production, but changing a well-functioning framework risks impeding the development. Therefore, predictability and relevance for targeted actors are key in policymaking. Targeting specific parts of the value chain can however be required to integrate all the benefits of biogas solutions, such as agricultural methane emissions reduction. Moreover, it can be challenging to design policies and policy instruments that are both effective and sustainable over time, without needs for modifications or adjustments. Finally, biogas policies and policy instruments that are effective in one country would not necessarily lead to the same outcome in another country, as they are dependent on the broader context and policy and economic framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Biogas; biomethane; policy; institutional conditions; comparative analysis
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-182713 (URN)10.1080/17597269.2022.2034380 (DOI)000751556800001 ()
Note

Funding: Swedish Biogas Research Center (BRC) - Swedish Energy Agency [35624-3]

Available from: 2022-02-04 Created: 2022-02-04 Last updated: 2023-05-04Bibliographically approved
Dahlgren, S., Kanda, W. & Anderberg, S. (2022). Drivers for and barriers to biogas use in manufacturing, road transport and shipping: a demand-side perspective. Biofuels, 13(2), 177-188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drivers for and barriers to biogas use in manufacturing, road transport and shipping: a demand-side perspective
2022 (English)In: Biofuels, ISSN 1759-7269, E-ISSN 1759-7277, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 177-188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Contemporary environmental problems require a transition to renewable energy. Biogas is one alternative, which besides being renewable has many other benefits. For further expansion of biogas production, it seems necessary to develop new areas of biogas usage where biogas can replace fossil fuels. This article presents an analysis of the drivers for and barriers to increased biogas usage in three sectors where biogas usage is undeveloped in Sweden: manufacturing, road transport and shipping. Several of the identified drivers and barriers, such as unstable and short-term policies, lack of infrastructure, and contract requirements, have also been found in previous studies even though they may be slightly different depending on the context. A new driver observed in this study is that of intergenerational thinking in family-owned businesses. The study also reiterates the significant influence of policy in the form of subsidies, tax exemptions and regulations on the adoption and use of renewable energy in general and biogas specifically. The results suggest the need for future policymaking to be guided by long-term trajectories, which can be a relevant basis for adopters to make investments into biogas technologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Renewable energy, diffusion, biogas, Sweden
National Category
Bioenergy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-162032 (URN)10.1080/17597269.2019.1657661 (DOI)000492055300001 ()
Note

Funding Agencies|Biogas Research Center (BRC); Environmental Bus Project; Swedish Energy AgencySwedish Energy Agency; Linkoping University; VinnovaVinnova; SLU

Available from: 2019-11-18 Created: 2019-11-18 Last updated: 2022-09-26
Shabb, K., McCormick, K., Mujkic, S., Anderberg, S., Palm, J. & Carlsson, A. (2022). Launching the Mission for 100 Climate Neutral Cities in Europe: Characteristics, Critiques, and Challenges. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, Article ID 817804.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Launching the Mission for 100 Climate Neutral Cities in Europe: Characteristics, Critiques, and Challenges
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2022 (English)In: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, E-ISSN 2624-9634, Vol. 3, article id 817804Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this perspective article is to critically explore the launch of the mission for 100 climate neutral cities in Europe. An overview of the mission approach in general is first presented, where key aspects and emerging critiques are identified. Second, key elements of the mission for 100 climate neutral cities in Europe are introduced along with some of its challenges and ambiguities. This perspective article ends with highlighting key emerging questions from the report “100 Climate Neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the citizens” where research and practice need to engage to support municipalities and urban actors in efforts on climate neutrality and help to better navigate toward radical social and technical transformation. This perspective article also proposes two approaches for inclusive participation of citizens and stakeholders that can contribute to the local implementation of the mission for 100 climate neutral cities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Research Foundation, 2022
Keywords
missions, innovation, cities, climate neutrality, sustainable development
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-182734 (URN)10.3389/frsc.2021.817804 (DOI)
Note

Funding: The authors acknowledge the funding from the Swedish Energy Agency for the Massive Urban Missions Project (grant number 50337-1) and the Graduate School in Energy Systems that supports the project.

Available from: 2022-02-07 Created: 2022-02-07 Last updated: 2023-02-02Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, M. & Anderberg, S. (2021). Dimensions and characteristics of biogas policies: Modelling the European policy landscape. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 135, Article ID 110200.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dimensions and characteristics of biogas policies: Modelling the European policy landscape
2021 (English)In: Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, E-ISSN 1879-0690, Vol. 135, article id 110200Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Biogas solutions typically span across several sectors, such as waste handling, energy and transport. While this can be an advantage in comparison to other alternatives, it also creates an intricate policy structure that is challenging to overview, making it difficult to evaluate consequences of different policy changes that might not be directly related to biogas. This article presents an attempt to describe the institutional conditions for biogas solutions in the EU by defining the dimensions and characteristics of policies and policy instruments influencing biogas. A five-dimensional model of biogas policies is proposed: type of policy; administrative area; administrative level; targeted part of the value chain; and continuity and change over time. This reflects the complexity of the conditions for biogas solutions and constitutes a platform for describing, discussing and developing biogas policies. From the proposed model, it becomes clear that biogas policy is a very dispersed and incoherent policy area. Thus, there is an apparent risk that the responsibility for biogas policy is diffuse and has no obvious owner among the involved actors, making the framework of biogas policies patchy and ineffective. This model can contribute to an improved overview of biogas policies, and can be used as a tool for comparing the policy landscapes in different countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021
Keywords
Biogas, Biomethane, Renewable natural gas, Policy, Regulation, Institutional conditions, Policy model
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-168414 (URN)10.1016/j.rser.2020.110200 (DOI)000592380100006 ()
Projects
Biogas Research Center
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 35624-3
Note

Funding agencies: Swedish Biogas Research Center (BRC) - Swedish Energy Agency [35624-3]

Available from: 2020-08-21 Created: 2020-08-21 Last updated: 2021-06-04
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