Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing

  • FrancescoGentili Photo by AnnaStromFrancesco Gentili is the new coordinator for Bio4Energy's training course on the pilot and demonstration steps of biomass innovations. Photo by Bio4Energy.As of this year, Francesco Gentilicoordinates Bio4Energy’s flagship course for student researchers and industry representatives on bringing biomass innovations to scale. Biorefinery Pilot Research is about to kick off in its third edition 27-29 August, with a first stop at the Bio4Energypartner RISE Energy Technology Center (RISE ETC) at Piteå.

    Biorefinery Pilot Research is the first of two generic courses in the Bio4Energy Graduate School on the Innovative Use of Biomass. It is a model copy of the Bio4Energy Research Environment, with its unique access to research at the fundamental level and all the way up to demonstration of bio-based technologies on a near industrial scale.

    A researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå, Gentili is an agronomist specialised in the production of algae in northern climates and its upscaling. Since spring 2018, he is a member of the research and development platform Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing.

    Gentili has been the driving spirit behind laboratory-scale research to cultivate microalgae for the use of feedstock in biofuels and “green” chemicals, and the subsequent setting afoot of pilot facilities at Umeå, Sweden, on the premises of a regional energy utility, Umeå Energi.

  • Agar DA, Rudolfsson M, Kalén G, Campargue M, da Silva Perez D, Larsson SH. 2018. A systematic study of ring-die pellet production from lignocellulosic feedstock. Fuel Processing Technology.180, 47-55. November
  • pretreatment_fractionation_600Scientists on the research platform Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing design technology to provide well-defined, fractionated biomass for further upgrading. Photo used with permission.Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing is a leader in the area of research on:

    • Maximally prepared biomass sourced from forests or organic waste;
    • Torrefaction or roasting as a method to pre-treat woody materials to be used for production of heat, electricity or fuel.


    Platform leader
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    The following researchers are part of Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing

    Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology,
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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    Biokol, eller processad biomassa som har förbehandlats för att öka kolhalten och få egenskaper som liknar stenkol, har blivit hett i norra Sverige. I slutet av förra året fick flera aktörer i norra Sverige pengar från Klimatklivet för utveckling av biokol. När metaller framställs används i dag fossilt kol och det innebär en stor klimatpåverkan i form av koldioxidutsläpp. Industrin har länge arbetat för att minska utsläppen. I projektet Bio4Metals undersöks hur biokol kan användas vid metallframställning.

    NÄR

    27 mars 2019, 10.00 – 16.00

    VAR

    Kulturens hus i Luleå

    VEM

    Alla som är intresserade av broarna mellan skogs-och metallindustrin

    ANMÄLAN

    Klicka här för att anmäla er senast den 13 mars

    09.30

    Kaffe

    10.00

    Inledning

    METALL- INDUSTRIN

    Industriföretagen inleder med att kort berätta i vilka enhetsprocesser biokol kan bli aktuellt, hinder och möjligheter, önskemål och krav på kvalitet, volymer och tidplan.

     

    ·         Utsikter för en fossilbränslefri järnmalmsförädling, Johan Sandberg, LKAB

    ·         Kolets framtid på Rönnskär, Andreas Johansson, Boliden AB

    ·         LCHF: Höganäs recept för hållbar framställning av metallpulver, Ryan Robinson Höganäs AB

    ·         Biokolsprojekt @ SSAB Special Steels i Oxelösund, Bo Sundelin, SSAB Special Steels

    ·         Biokol och vätgasbaserad ståltillverkning, Christer Ryman, Hybrit Development AB

     

    Samlad frågestund

    SKOGEN

    Tillgänglighet av biomassa för biokolsproduktion, nu och om 10 år,
    Eva Fridman, Sveaskog

    12.00

    Mingellunch

    PRODUKTION BIOKOL

    Biokolsproducenter berättar om planer för biokolproduktion.
    Frågestund

    FORSKNING

    Forskningen introduceras i treminuterspass och sedan intervjuas forskarna för att vi ska få veta mer om kvalité och möjlig användning av biokolet som producerats i projektet.
    Frågestund

    KAFFE
    SAMTAL

    Kaffe och gemensam mötesplats där du kan ställa dina frågor direkt till föreläsarna eller diskutera med de andra mötesdeltagarna.

    Kontaktperson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BioFuel Reigon

    Fakta om projektet

    Titel: Bio4Metals, Bioreduktionsmedel för metallurgiska processer

    Partner i projektet är Luleå tekniska universitet, Umeå universitet, Future Eco North Sweden AB, Bioendev AB, Processometri AB, BioFuel Region AB och Swerim AB. Projektet pågår under tre år och avslutas 2019.

    Swerim koordinerar projektet som finansieras av Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden, Region Norrbotten, Region Västerbotten och egna insatser från samverkanspartner. Den totala budgeten är på drygt 10 miljoner kronor, varav EU står för hälften.

    Kontakt
    Maria Lundgren, projektledare
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  • Lestander TA, Sandstrom L, Wiinikka H, Ohrman OGW, Thyrel M. 2018. Characterisation of fast pyrolysis bio-oil properties by near-infrared spectroscopic data. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 133, 9-15. August
  • Xiong Sh, Martín C, Eilertsen L, Wei M, Myronycheva O, Larsson SH, Lestander TA, Atterhem L, Jönsson LJ. 2018. Energy-efficient substrate pasteurisation for combined production of shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) and bioethanol. Bioresource Technology, 274, 65-72. February 2019
  • Skotare T, Nilsson D, Xiong Sh, Galadi P, Trygg J. 2019. Joint and Unique Multiblock Analysis for integration and calibration transfer of NIR instruments. Analytical Chemistry, 13 February
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    Background

    This work shall be within the frame of project "Forest residues for combined production of edible mushroom and biofuels", which is a subproject of the Swedish national BioInnovation programme and co-financed by the Swedish funding agencies VINNOVA, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Research Council Formas. The project aims to develop technologies for sustainable use of indigenous resources to produce climate smart food and renewable energy. Our aim is to use the production of edible mushroom as a form of biological pre-treatment to degrade the lignin component of woody feedstock, as well as recycle the spent substrate in the production of advanced biofuels, such as ethanol.

    Recently, a new pasteurisation method drawing on the use of hot air was developed for shiitake mushroom production and biological pre-treatment. The new method can save as much as 60 per cent of the energy consumed when using previous methods for autoclaving. Studies have shown that the hot air pasteurisation resulted in faster shiitake mushroom mycelium growth, a higher yield of fruit bodies, at a shorter cultivation time (Xiong et al. 2019). To study the symbiotic system in mushroom substrates is important not only for developing climate smart technologies but also for understanding how microorganism collaborate with each other to degrade lignocellulose.

  • Salehi H, Poletto M, Barletta D, Larsson SH. 2018. Predicting silo discharge behaviour of wood chips – a choice of method. Biomass and Bioenergy, 120, 211-218
  • Mäkelä M, Forsberg F, Söderberg Ch, Larsson SH, Dahl O. 2018. Process water properties from hydrothermal carbonization of chemical sludge from a pulp and board mill. Bioresour Technol. May 15
  • Strandberg A, Skoglund N, Thyrel M, Backman R, Lestander T, Broström M. 2019. Wheat straw pellet combustion - characterisation with X-ray micro-tomography and SEM-EDS analysis. Conference paper: World Sustainable Energy Days - Young Biomass Researchers Conference, Wels, Austria. February