- Written by Anna Strom
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting—which is in fact an annual conference, held in northern Sweden and traditionally attended mostly by researchers and industry representatives from Europe and the Americas—this year will give an overview of the latest research on biorefinery processes based on woody feedstock or organic waste.The
The conference will open 25 March with talks by the mayor of Umeå and then by the man who shepherded the Swedish government investigation on fossil-fuel free transport fleet by 2030 to its conclusion last year. The three days of talks, poster viewing and social events will culminate in a closing address on "science and philosophy", said Boman, who is affiliated with Umeå University (UmU), just as his Bio4Energy colleague Martín.
Other types of renewable energy than that implied in biorefinery process will also be on the agenda, such as solar fuels and artificial photosynthesis. As is tradition, UREM has an organising committee made up of representatives of the Chemical-biological Centre at UmU and of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, both of which universities are members of Bio4Energy.
Sessions on biorefinery process will include:
- Renewable Feedstock and Advanced Biomass Fuels;
- System Analysis and Bioeconomy, and;
- Biochemical and Thermochemical Conversion of biomass to fuels, materials and chemicals.