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
     as of 1 January 2018 is associate professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., taking over from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Both are affiliated with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå, Sweden.

    The following researchers are part of Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing

    Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology,
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    , Umeå, SE
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    Valmet, Fiber Processing Center

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    Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry,
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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
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  • 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