Bio4Energy

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

  • Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

    Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone
  • Bio4Energy Thermochemical Conversion Technologies

    thermochemica_600lResearchers on the Bio4Energy platform for Thermochemical Conversion Technologies develop thermal technologies based on gasification and combustion of forest-sourced biomass or organic waste. Photo used with permission.Researchers on the platform Bio4Energy Thermochemical Conversion Technologies have set out to develop a complete set of experimentally validated sub-models that can be combined in different ways to predict all technologically important processes for thermal conversion of biomass, including reactions with containment materials. On the side of technology development, gasification, combustion and pyrolysis are the cheif methods studied.

    Platform leaderis the Umeå University (UmU) associate professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., taking over the reins of the platform from professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 1 January 2016. Both are part of the UmU Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.

     

    Thermal Conversion of Biomass in Bio4Energy from Bio4Energy on Vimeo. Video by Bio4Energy, 26 June 2014.

    The following researchers are part of the Bio4Energy research and development platform for Thermochemical Conversion Technologies:

    Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory,
    Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
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    Applied Physics and Electronics: 

    Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory
    (TEC-Lab)

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    TEC-Lab, Bio4Energy programme manager





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    Applied Physics and Electronics:
    Applied Laser Spectroscopy

     
         
    RISE Bioeconomy/Energy Technology Center, Piteå, Sweden
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    and Separation at the LTU
    Ann-Christine Johansson    
    Therese Vikström    
         
    Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden    
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    Energy Sciences:
    Energy Engineering, E153


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    Energy Sciences:
    Energy Engineering, E145
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    Energy Sciences:
    Energy Engineering E148
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  • Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Characterisation and Densification of Carbonised Lignocellulosic Biomass, Umeå, Sweden

    Bio4Energy PhD student researcher Magnus Rudolfsson will be defending his thesis Characterisation and Densification of Carbonised Lignocellulosic Biomass.

    Venue: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå. Room: Björken.

  • Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Mixed Fuels Composed of Household Waste Wood, Umeå, Sweden

  • Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Mixed fuels composed of household waste, waste wood, Umeå, Sweden

    PhD student Mar Edo Giménez will be defending her thesis Mixed fuels composed of household waste and waste wood - Characterisation, combustion behaviour and potential emissions

    Time and place: 9 a.m. at Umeå University, KBC Building, room KB.E3.03
  • Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Particle emissions from residential wood and biodiesel combustion, Umeå, Sweden


  • Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulose, Umeå, Sweden

    Full title: Pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulose: formation and effects of pseudolignin
  • Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Process Integration to Increase Woody Biomass Use for Energy Purposes, Luleå, Sweden

    Sennai Mesfun of the R&D platform Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy will be defending his PhD thesis on Thursday 09/06 at 14:00, in room E632 at the Luleå University of Technology, LTU.

    The title of this thesis is "Process integration to increase woody biomass utilization for energy purposes" and his advisor is the LTU professor Andrea Toffolo.
  • Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Three-dimensional Structured Carbon Foams, Umeå, Sweden

    Bio4Energy PhD student at Umeå University Tung Ngoc Pham will be defending his thesis Three-dimensional structured carbon foam: Synthesis and Applications Monday 14 November at 1 p.m. in room KB.E3.01, KBC Building of Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. 
  • Biofuels Report from 2013 Government Investigation Available in Short Form

    Forestry residues Photo by Anna StromPotential biofuel? A heap of forestry residue at recreational area on the outskirts of Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo by Anna Strom©.The report Sustainable Transportation Biofuels Today and in the Future—presented in 2013 as part of the Swedish government investigation on how to make road transport "independent" of fossil fuel use by 2030—has been released in a summary version.

    "We wanted to make a short and updated version that was more easily accessible and readable", said co-author This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy Platform. Lundgren, who is a professor at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU), drafted the summary together with colleagues at Lund University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels (f3 Centre). 

    Compared with the full report, a few updates had been made regarding the estimate for future sustainable outtake of forestry residues as feedstock for biofuel production, Lundgren said. Moreover, the estimate for annual domestic biofuel production by 2030 had been lowered from 25-35 terawatt hours (TWh) to 22-32 TWh. This was because the estimate for future potential outtake of tree stumps had been reduced, he added.

    The Gothenburg-based f3 Centre published both the report and its summary.

    "f3 took the initiative [for us to draft] the summary because the report we wrote were a couple of hundred pages long. Not something people read in a coffee break, perhaps".

    Both papers are intended to guide researchers and decision-makers working to pave the way for ridding Sweden's transport fleet of its dependence on fossil fuels and meet the country's greenhouse gas reduction targets.
  • Biorefinery Pilot Research

    Biorefinery Pilot Research participantsExtent and credits: 7.5 ECTS

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    Objectives

    On completion of the course, students will:

    • Be able to describe the biorefinery technologies represented in pilot scale facilities within the Bio4Energy infrastructure and know how to get access to them;

    • Be able to explain and discuss models for the roles of academia and functions of technical innovation systems and to critically evaluate real research facility cases based on these models;

    • Be aware of essentials regarding sampling, building of large-scale experimental equipment, fund raising, and intellectual property rights and;

    • Have gained access to interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas through networking activities.


    Dates and locations

    Winter 2018: Piteå, Sweden  Planned start early March 2018

    RISE Energy Technology Centre at Piteå, Piteå Science Park

    March 2018: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

    Processum Pilot Park, MoRe Research, Biorefinery Demonstration Plant

    May/June 2018: Umeå, Sweden

    Biomass Technology Centre; Umeå Plant Science Centre; torrefaction and algae pilot facilities, respectively


    Contents

    The course consists of:

    • On-site demonstration of equipment and technology, lectures and laboratory work;

    • Lectures on essential subjects for large-scale biorefinery or bioenergy research and;

    • A project assignment, typically a case study of a technical innovation system at one of the pilot plants in the cluster.


    Application and prerequisites

    To apply for enrolment in Biorefinery Pilot Research, mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Clean-burning Cooking Solutions, Electricity, Being Developed for Africa

    The world needs clean-burning stoves for use in countryside households in third world, the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting (UREM) 2016heard today. Many such households, for instance in Sub-Saharan Africa, rely on burning of untreated wood or agricultural residues inside the home and in simple appliances with few or no checks on polluting emissions.

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    Although international initiatives such as the Global Cookstove Alliance have made great strides in the right direction, the effect of emissions on human health of particulate matter and soot are still not well understood, Bio4Energy researcher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. told the UREM conference. Boman leads a cross-disciplinary project in which Bio4Energy researchers from Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences collaborate with the Stockholm Environment Institute and African non-governmental organisations, of which the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya, to evaluate current so-called clean-burning cookstoves and develop medium-sized facilities for electricity production in the Kenyan countryside.