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A systems approach to biogasplanning in Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish capital Stockholm is at the forefront of biogas gas use, especially when it comesto biogas used for vehicle gas. This technology has the potential of being a fuel with veryhigh environmental performance, but in order to realize the full potential publicenvironmental management must be optimized. Environmental objectives are anenvironmental management is one tool that is used to strive for the desired development. Theaim of this study is to explain the dynamics within the biogas system in Stockholm, with aparticular emphasis on which factors that affects the amount of biogas available for vehiclegas upgrading on the market in Stockholm. The study has been conducted using modelingsessions with key stakeholders involved in the biogas system. The study concludes that theformulation of environmental objectives has a profound impact on how the variousstakeholders act, and thus how the system behaves. The trade off of how much fossil naturalgas that can be mixed into the renewable biogas based vehicle gas is at the very pinnacle ofcomplex matter. A conclusion that is of vital importance for the local planning process andwhen the experiences of Stockholm’s environmental planning are communicated out to therest of the world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
Systems analysis, systems perspective, environmental management, environmental objectives, environmental planning, biogas, natural gas, renewable energy, Causal Loop Diagrams
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Physical Geography Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-83382OAI: diva2:575493
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2012-12-10 Created: 2012-12-10 Last updated: 2012-12-10Bibliographically approved

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