Swedish Seminar on Strategic Evaluation of Industrial Biorefineries

Time: Thursday 7 March, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Place: Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Nils Ericons Plan 4, Stockholm, Sweden 

Language spoken: English

The Swedish Energy Agency is organising this seminar as a part of Sweden's involvement in the International Energy Agency, Industrial Energy-Related Technologies and Systems (IEA, IETS). 

Industrial biorefineries will be set a foot. There are uncertainties and risks involved in this type of capital-intensive investment. The IEA and partners have developed methods and tools for minimising risks and improving the base for strategic decision-making in industry. Methods and tools developed in Sweden, as well as some major international ones will be presented and discussed at the seminar.

Such uncertainties and risks influence both the economy and consequences of implementing different types of biorefinery concepts. Future conditions for value chains, integration, policy instruments and energy prices as well as regional availability of biomass types, process industries, green power, will have a considerable influence on the choice of feedstock, processes and products. Available decision support systems and ex-ante methods or tools deal with aspects of importance for decision-making regarding such concepts.

Target groups for this seminar are representatives from industry, universities, institutes and regional and government authorities.

To participate, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 27 February.


Thore Berntsson

Chair of IEA, IETS

Seminar on Hydrothermal Carbonisation

HTC Konferens 13-14 mars i Umeå

HTC Konferens 13-14 mars i Umeå

Välkommen till en tvådagars-konferens där industri och akademi
möts och diskuterar utvecklingen inom HTC – hydrotermisk
karbonisering. HTC är en metod med stor potential för omvandling
av slam och andra våta och svårhanterliga material till värdefulla
produkter, såsom biokol.

13 mars - Akademiskt fokus
11:30 Lunch
13:00 Välkommen & Föreläsningar
14:00 Föreläsningar
15:30 Fika
16:00 Föreläsningar
16:30 Grupparbete
18:00 Middag

14 mars - Tillämpning i fokus
9:00 Välkommen & Föreläsningar
10:00 Föreläsningar
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Föreläsningar
13:00 Grupparbete
13:45 Fika
14:00 Grupparbete & avrundning
15:00 Avslut

INBJUDEN TALARE (Flera tillkommer):
Prof. Magdalena Titirici, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Erik Rosenbaum
E-post: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 090-786 53 36

Lale Andreas
Biträdande professor vid Luleå tekniska universitet
E-post.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Tel. 0920-49 22 62

Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification: Programme Conference

SFC logotypeProgramkonferens Svenskt förgasningscentrum 2019

Inom ramen för Svenskt förgasningscentrum (SFC) genomförs årliga programkonferenser med presentation av nya resultat och för nätverkande mellan alla intressenter. Konferenserna ger en unik möjlighet att få en överblick av förgasningsforskningen i Sverige och att kunna nätverka med många av aktörerna på detta område.

Datum: 2-4 april 2019
Plats: Eriksbergshallen, Göteborg
Värd: Chalmers

Sista anmälningsdag är 11 mars 2019. Anmälan öppnar inom kort.

Spring 2019 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting

B4E RES Meet Fall 2018 AnnaStrom2019 450All the Bio4Energy researchers and student researchers are invited to join the Spring 2019 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting.

When: 15-16 May

Where: Skellefteå, Sweden

The event will focus on recent progress on the research and development platforms:

  • Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy
  • Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling
  • Bio4Energy Feedstock

The Researchers' Meetings are free of charge for members of Bio4Energy, but registration is required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 15.

Energy ConFusion Conference

When: 3-5 June 2019

Where: Skellefteå, Sweden

Energy ConFusion is a business meetup and conference for a sustainable future. A three-day international event in Skellefteå, Sweden, with discussions on electrification, energy storage and smart energy solutions. Energy ConFusion is a mix of conference, events, exhibition areas and matchmaking opportunities aimed at building a new business and co-operation ecosystem in the north of Sweden. Do not miss out!

Arranged by North Sweden Cleantech

North Sweden Cleantech is a regional innovation and export platform in northern Sweden that supports cleantech business development and promotes cleaner growth in collaboration with academia, public and private sector.

BioBase 2019

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When: 10-12 June 2019

Where: Piteå, Sweden

Zeolite Membrane Meeting, IZMM-2019

IZMM2019Dear colleagues,

You are kindly invited you to participate at the 8th International Zeolite Membrane Meeting (IZMM-2019).

When: 16-20 June 2019

Where: Luleå, Sweden

The IZMM-2019 in Luleå is the continuation of a successful series including the IZMM conferences at Gifu (Japan)-1998, Purmerend (the Netherlands)-2001, Breckenridge (Colorado, USA)-2004, Zaragoza (Spain)-2007, Loutraki (Greece)-2010, Jeju (South Korea)-2013 and Dalian (China)-2016.

At the conference, 8 keynote lectures, 43 oral and 50 poster presentations, both from academia and industry, regarding membranes and gas and liquid separation technologies will be presented, and the future challenges in the field will be discussed. 

Please submit your abstract by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We have several deadlines for regular oral/poster presentations and for recent research reports (RRR) posters, the latter ends on 31 May 2019.

Best regards,

IZMM-2019 organizing committee

International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries 2019

CatBior2019 logoBio4Energy will be represented at this event by Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Bio4Energy Chemical Catalysis and Separation Technologies. He is part of the CatBior 2019 Scientific Committee.

CatBior 2019

When: 23-27 September 2019
Where: Turku/Åbo, Finland

The conference covers all aspects of application of catalysis on biorefineries, particularly
• Fundamental and applied catalysis in biorefinery
• Molecular insights in processing of biomass
• Use of lignocellulosic, algal biomass, vegetable oils and other biomass
• Industrial demonstrations
• Catalysis in its variety – homogeneous, enzymatic and heterogeneous catalysis

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