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Friday, November 16, 2018

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International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science, Chicago, U.S.A.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 16:00 - Friday, September 22, 2017 0:00
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Seminar by Trans-algae, Bodö, Sweden


Is it possible to cultivate algae in a Nordic climate and then use them as a fuel in your car? This is one of the questions that are going to be explored by the researchers and entrepreneurs in the TransAlgae project. The overall goal is to find new solutions for renewable energy and products from algae grown in a Nordic climate.

Algae seminar Bodø 5 October 2017

Time: October 5, 13-17
Place: Nordlandsforskning, Nord universitet, rom 3003, Bodø

Register for the seminar here.
Last day for registration, September 29.


13.00 Welcome, Stig Borgvang, NIBIO

13.10 TransAlgae – the project. Francesco Gentili, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

13.30 Seaweed cultivation at NIBIO and market for seaweed. Daniel Aluwini, Arctic Seaweed

13.50 Biochemical composition of edible seaweed – Michael Roleda, NIBIO

14.10 Microalgae research at NORD – avenues for new bio-industries, Kiron Viswanath, Nord University

14.30 Coffee and networking

15.00 Biogas from macroalgae. Andreas Willfors, Novia

15.20 Algae - hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL). Wennan Zhang, Mid Sweden University

15.40 Algae to future (A2F) – Stig Borgvang, NIBIO

16.00 Sustainable market potential for algae. Petra Berg, University of Vasa

16.20 Nordland’s Algal strategy and vision. Lars Andersen/Olav Nyholmen (tbc), Nordland Fylkeskommune

16.40 Spatial management and co-creation – Ingrid Bay-Larsen, Nordland research Institute

17.00 Final discussion and future prospective

17.20 End of seminar

Thursday, October 05, 2017 13:00 - 17:30
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Advancing a Global Circular Economy, Brussels, Belgium

Beyond WCEF2017: The European Union Advancing a Global Circular Economy

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
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RISE Innovation Day: In a Fossil-fuel-free Future, Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:00 - 16:00
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Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
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Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, Helsinki, Finland

Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
Scandic Marina Congress Center
Helsinki, Finland
23-25 October 2018 
Monday, October 23, 2017 9:00 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 17:00
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Renewable Fuels & Systems: Programme Conference, Uppsala, Sweden

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:00 - Thursday, October 26, 2017 15:00
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PhD Course: Wood Biology & Biotechnology, Umeå, Sweden

PhD course: Wood Biology and Biotechnology
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2017
Umeå University, KBC building, room KB.G.02

Course description

Development of novel wood-based products requires an understanding of the biological processes that lead to wood cell differentiation including cell division, expansion, secondary cell wall formation and programmed cell death.

One week intensive PhD course provides a brief overview of wood organization, chemistry and structure in conifers and hardwoods, from the molecular level to the tissue organization level, followed by an update on molecular, genetic and physiological aspects of wood cell differentiation and cell wall formation. Current tools for studying wood structure and chemical composition, as well as the bioinformatics tools available for wood biology are introduced with practical demonstrations. Lectures and seminars are given by experts in the field. Many opportunities for social interactions and networking.

: Totte Niittylä, Bio4Energy Feedstock

Monday, October 30, 2017 9:00 - 10:00
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KBC Days, Umeå, Sweden

Welcome to the KBC DAYS 2017 at Chemical Biological Centre, Carl Kempe salen KB.E3.03 (former KB3B1). Please register by 30 October 2017.


Preliminary Programme  

Day 1, Tuesday 7 November



Registration, poster mounting


Welcome introduction and update
Per Gardeström, Scientific coordinator of KBC


Critical thinking and myth debunking
Martin Rosvall, Department of Physics, director of IceLab


Coffee break


New Faculty Members and Awardees at KBC


Catalyst Design: Searching for perfectly defective nanomaterials
Eduardo Gracia Espino, Department of Physics


How HIV-1 wraps its genome into new virus particles - and a bit about how other viruses make theirs
Lars-Anders Carlson, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine and Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics


Possibilities and challenges with small molecules targeting G-quadruplex DNA structures
Erik Chorell, Gunnar Öquist Fellow 2016


The KBC Interactive Focus Environment


The KBC Focus Environment – Presentation of the possibilities
Hardy Hall, facilitator KBC Focus environment


Lunch and Inauguration of the KBC Focus Environment – Live Music with PJs Funk
NOTE: The Inauguration is open for everybody and no registration needed.


Inauguration of the KBC Focus Environment
Katrine Riklund, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Umeå University
Per Gardeström, Scientific Coordinator at the KBC environment
Member of the KBC focus environment reference committee

Mingle at the focus environment


New Faculty Members and Awardees at KBC (cont)


Title tba
John Anderson
professor vid Loughborough University, UK
HM King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship of Environmental Science 2017-2018 at Umeå University


Title tba
Felipe Cava
The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Department of Molecular Biology
Jaime Ferran Award, Spanish Society for Microbiology (Sociedad Española de Microbiología, SEM, Best Microbiologist in Spain 2017


To be confirmed
Linda Sandblad
Team leader at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Department of Molecular Biology
Head of Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)


KBC Postdoctoral Fellows


Household energy and air pollution worldwide: transitions from traditional to cleaner biomass-fired stoves, Ricardo Carvalho, Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab), Department of Applied Physics - BIO4ENERGY


Live and let die – Understanding the regulation of plant leaf senescence in darkness
Daniela Liebsch, Kempe Postdoctoral Fellow at UPSC


Genome contact map explorer: a platform for the comparison, interactive visualization and analysis of genome contact maps
Rajendra Kumar, Kempe Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Physics/IceLab


PhD students present their Research Projects in "elevator talks" 
Dan Adolfsson, Department of Chemistry
Nasibeh Mohammadi, MIMS and Department of Chemistry
Majid Mustafa, Department of Chemistry
Mirva Niinipuu, Department of Chemistry
Aleksandra Skrobonja, Department of Chemistry
Adelijiang Xiamuxiding, Department of Chemistry
Irena Fundova, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology


Coffee break and Poster presentation
The midterm PhD students present their posters in the KBC Focus Environment
(printed and digital presentations)


Dinner with PJs Funk (Live music)


Day 2, Wednesday 8 November



Update:  New Research Projects, Outreach, Doctoral Programmes


Åsa Strand, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre UPSC
Stefan Björklund, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Martin Rosvall, Department of Physics and director of IceLab


To be  decided


To be decided


Abisko Citizen Science: documenting a century of climate change
Keith Larson, CIRC, EMG


Outreach Activities at "Future Forest"
Annika Mossing, communication officer, SLU Umeå


National PhD activitiy,
The MIMS affiliated National Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics NDPIA
Anna Holmström, Department of Molecular Biology, National Director of Studies


Coffee break and Poster session


Research Highlights at KBC


Why to become the asteroid 11807 Wannberg?
Asta Pellinen Wannberg, Department of Physics


10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes
Göran Englund, Ecology and Environmental Science


Atomic-level mechanism of enzymatic ATP versus GTP selectivity
Magnus Wolf Watz, Chemistry


Mediator binds chromosomal interacting domain boundaries
Stefan Björklund, Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics




Updates from the KBC Infrastructures


to be confirmed
The Electronic Laboratory Notebook
Madeleine Ramstedt (tbc)


See separate schedule at the registration desk

The KBC infrastructures present themselves:
1. Short presentations (max 5 minutes)
- The Laboratories for Chemical Biology Umeå (Stina Berglund, Department of Chemistry)
- UPSC Plant Cell Wall and Carbohydrate Analytical Facility (Junko Takahashi Schmidt, UPSC)

2. Longer discussion of specific problems/projects/cases
- The Swedish Metabolomics Centre (Jonas Gullberg)
- Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (Linda Sandblad)

3. Guided tour through the facility
- LCBU (Stina Berglund)


Presentation of the KBC Poster Award and Conclusion
End of the KBC DAYS 2017

Per Gardeström

  Registration form


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:00 - Wednesday, November 08, 2017 17:00
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Bio4Energy Board Meeting, Skellefteå, Sweden

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bio4Energy Communications
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 17:00 - 19:00
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Future of Biogas, Europe 2017, London, UK



Give us a call +44(0)2031410607

Exploring The Future of Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Optimisation

ACI’s Future of Biogas Europe, 15th-16th November 2017, London, UK will bring together senior executives and experts from the full value chain to provide a forum for all parties active in the field of anaerobic degradation of organic matter and renewable energy production in the form of biogas. 

Power producers, technology providers, agricultural sector, food and beverage industry, waste management industry and leading service providers are all impacted by the development of Biogas utilisation. The two day summit will bring them together to discuss the latest challenges, developments and future insights.

Join us in London to exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.

Key Topics For Discussion:

  • European biogas industry outlook
  • Anaerobic digestion utilisation in the food and beverage industry
  • Large scale biogas production: Case studies and examples
  • Adoption of biomethane in the transport sector
  • Biogas plant upgrading and optimisation with the use of anaerobic digestion
  • Emerging markets for biogas application
  • Potential in the landfill and wastewater treatment sector
  • Considerations when building new plants
  • Policy and regulation: Key developments in the European Union
  • Shaping public perception and the importance of public approval
  • UK biogas market focus
  • Sustainable feedstock selection
  • Developments in biogas production
  • Future insight: Looking to 2020 and beyond
Who Will Attend?

Biogas production companies, Biogas technology suppliers, Energy & utility companies, Waste to energy project developers, Policy makers, Waste water treatment specialists, Biomass producers, Waste management specialists, Technology development & solution providers, National/local governments & industry/manufacturing investing in biogas facilities, Green Energy Financial & Investment firms, Research & academic organisations, High energy using industries, Energy companies, Food and beverage industry, Agricultural sector, Regulatory and Policy Officers, Consultants and analysts.

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Register Before 31st May and Pay only £1,275 (ex. VAT) instead of £1,595 (ex.VAT)

The standard delegate rate is £1,595 (ex.Vat) which includes attendance of the two day conference, all speakers' presentations, lunches and networking opportunities as well as documentation from the event.


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Showcase your technologies to demonstrate the capabilities of your latest products and services. Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility and exposure through branding and networking at the conference. There are varying sponsorship packages available. For further details, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on +48 (0) 61 646 9780

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If you would like to be considered as a speaker at the event for a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +44(0)203 141 0612

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:00 - Thursday, November 16, 2017 19:00
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European Bioenergy Day

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 0:00 - 23:59
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BioBase 2017, Piteå, Sweden


Conference focusing on circular and biobased economy

22-23 November 

Day 1: Exclusive site visits


Buses from Piteå/Luleå Airport


The sustainable production forestry

Inauguration - Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation and Elisabeth Backteman, State Secretary

Welcome to the forest - Eva Färnstrand / P-O Wedin

 Three different "forestry" stories


 Sveaskog, Chair Eva Färnstrand, CEO P-O Wedin





The sustainable forest industry value chain & Innovation at Smurfit Kappa Piteå

Tour in the Kraftliner mill

Experience Centre – storytelling

- Circular and biobased economy

- The forest industry value chain

- Research, development and innovation


 Smurfit Kappa

 RISE Bioeconomy, CEO Pia Sandvik and CEO RISE ETC Magnus Marklund

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:00 - Thursday, November 23, 2017 17:00
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Processum Membership Meeting, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

Onsdag den 6:e december kl. 10-17 hålls Processums intresseförenings nästa medlemsmöte.

Huvudtemat kommer att vara: Nätverkande med fokus på samarbetsmöjligheter mellan Processumklustret och RISE.

Det bjuds på en nyhetsuppdatering om vad som är på gång hos oss på Processum och i klustret.

Mötet hålls i Processums lokaler på Hörneborgsvägen 12, i Örnsköldsvik, men börjar denna gång lite tidigare än vanligt, redan kl. 10.

Detaljerat program och anmälningsinformation kommer senare.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:00 - 17:00
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Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

Monday, December 11, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
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Sustainable Biomass Handling, Pretreatment & Processing Meeting, Umeå, Sweden

Hamid SalehiHamid Salehi

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to attend the Sustainable Biomass Handling, Pretreatment & Processing Meeting during 16-17 January 2018 at Umeå, Sweden.

This meeting aims to gather industrialists, researchers, equipment producers, and leading specialists in order to discuss current developments and future trends in biomass materials handling. The meeting paves a way to gather visionaries through talks and presentations and to put forward thought provoking strategies and active collaborations. Please participate, share and showcase your innovations, research findings, and expertise, as well as your technical shortcomings, perceived knowledge gaps, and urgent development needs, with delegates from many European countries.

More information, invited speaker list and registration form are available here:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:00 - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 17:00
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Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

Friday, January 19, 2018 14:00 - 16:00
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Bio4Energy Workshop on Max IV, Umeå, Sweden

Monday, February 26, 2018 13:00 - 17:00
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Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

Thursday, March 01, 2018 14:00 - 16:00
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Training Course: High Throughput Sequencing DNA-Seq and RNA-Seq Analysis for Plant Breeding

The purpose of this course is to familiarise participants with data analysis methodologies and provide hands-on training on the latest analytical approaches. Lectures will give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from high-throughput sequencing experiments and illustrate different ways of analysing such data. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of sequencing data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants, specialists in the topics addressed by the course.
Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00 - Saturday, March 24, 2018 12:00
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