A broad education with many career opportunities Thule and Maja want to make a difference to the environment Maja Stenström is a student at the MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. Thule Brahed is a former student at LTU and works as an Energy Coordinator at the company Norconsult. Here they talk about the education and their interest in the environment. The thesis gave an employment and a prize Thule Braheds MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering focused on identifying energy efficiency measures in apartment buildings to meet the EU's 2020 target for near-zero energy (NZE) buildings. The work received a prize by the Swedish Society of HVAC Engineers SWEDVAC, and also led to the employment in a consulting firm. "The strong connection with the industry was a big advantage" A submarine awakened Jenny's interest in technology As a submarine officer Jenny Nordström from Luleå became interested in the sophisticated technology found in submarines. The interest grew and eventually she decided to change track by reading the Master Programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. Now she works as a consultant in energy efficiency at Rejlers Ingenjörer. Showcasing the Swedish Model at the UN Climate Change Conference In Qatar, the UN climate conference is underway, where environment ministers from around the world discuss commitments to reduce emissions of temperature-raising greenhouse gases. There, Sweden's three strategic research environments in sustainable energy will present the Swedish Model, something that researchers at Luleå University of Technology has significant participation in. Shells from rice becomes electricity in Vietnam In An Giang Province, Vietnam produced 2.4 million tonnes of rice annually. Remaining after processing is 700 000 tonnes of shells previously fired or dumped in the Mekong River. With the help of LTU, and Assistant Professor Kentaro Umeki, the shells become an asset as important raw material in production of electricity. The new technique was developed by the company MEVA Innovation at ETC in Piteå.