Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Eco cars popular in Sweden
This year we have a 30, 9 % sale of eco cars for the first half year to be compared with 15, 4 % for the same period last year in Sweden. The ethanol driven cars account for 65, 6 % of all eco cars sold this year. Bestsellers are of course, Saab 9-3 BioPower, Volvo V70 and V50 flexifuel and Saab 9-5 BioPower, all Swedish brands.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Visit to an old oat mill

In my holidays I visited an old oat mill in Stöpafors in Värmland, Sweden. Mr Lennart Svahn, showed us how the oat is roasted and produced to a special brand, which in Sweden is called Skrädmjöl and in Finland Talkona. In his mill there was not a single computer, he managed the production using his senses, the nose, his taste etc, like in the old days. We had a nice chat about energy issues, and environment in general. By the way, Lennart cooperates with Oren Lyons who I wrote about in April this year.