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Press releases 2024

February 8, 2024

Waste incineration plants as a stabilizer for the Swiss energy system

Waste incineration plants (WIP) are already multi-talented today. Heat and metals are recovered from the incinerated waste and electricity is produced. 17 Swiss research partners now want to go three steps further. They want to convert the waste products from the waste into synthetic fuels such as hydrogen and thus store surplus energy from renewable energy in summer for use in winter. The hydrogen can also be converted into raw materials for the chemical and plastics industries together with the waste gases from the waste incineration plant. In addition, the climate-damaging CO2  produced during the incineration of the waste can be reused directly on site as a raw material.

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December 18, 2023

OST is offering even more degree programs

OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences is starting the fall semester 2024 with three new degree programs. The Buchs campus is now offering a Bachelor's degree program in occupational therapy, Rapperswil-Jona has a new degree program in digital design and in future, students at the St.Gallen campus will be able to study for a Master's degree in architecture.

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