- Written by Anna Strom
developing one of the world’s leading research environments in biorefinery by linking up with pulp and paper makers, forestry operators and their processing industries, as well as a biorefinery umbrella organisation in biorefinery research and innovation.
December 1 at Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, researchers in Bio4Energy from universities at Luleå and Umeå, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, will be hosting a meeting for north Sweden’s paper and pulp, forestry and biorefinery industries, together with the Processum Biorefinery Initiative.
This organisation runs research and development activities for its 21 industrial member firms in biorefinery of forest-sourced materials. Notably Processum is setting up pilot facilities at Örnsköldsvik by which to test and refine raw materials—generally biomass or waste streams from forestry operations, or other organic waste—with a view to make biofuels or “green” chemicals. Processum also plays host to a state-sponsored ‘Biorefinery of the Future’ project to bring research on bioenergy and
biorefinery to industry. B4E industrial partner SEKAB has summarised the Processum mandate.