Bio4Energy Events' Archives Autumn - Winter 2014

Thesis Defence: Spectroscopic characterisation of lignocellulosic biomass, Umeå, Sweden, 5 December 2014

Mikael-Thyrel Stina-JanssonBio4Energy PhD student researcher Mikael Thyrel and Stina Jansson, Bio4Energy PI. Photo by Anna Strom.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform will be defending his PhD thesis Spectroscopic characterisation of lignocellulosic biomass. His main supervisor has been This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and secondary advisor Rainer Backman, both PIs in Bio4Energy.

Starts at: 10 a.m.

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

All welcome.

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Licentiate Seminar: Process and Properties of Continuous Fibres Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals andNanofibres, Luleå, Sweden, 4 December 2014

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Wood and Bionanocomposites' research group of the Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform will giving a licentiate seminar on Process and Properties of Continuous Fibres Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals and Nanofibres. Her supervisor has been This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , professor at the Luleå University of Technology, who is also a Bio4Energy research and development platform leader.

Starts at: 10 a.m.

Venue: LTU E231

All welcome.

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Thesis Defence: Heterogeneously Catalysed Valorisation of Monoterpenes to High Value-added Chemicals, Umeå,Mikhail-Golets 91014Bio4Energy student researcher Mikhail Gohlets in the laboratory. Photo by courtesy of Mikhail Golets. Sweden, 4 December 2014

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Bio4Energy Catalysis and Separation Platform will be defending his PhD thesis Heterogeneously Catalysed Valorisation of Monoterpenes to High Value-added Chemicals. His main supervisor has been the Umeå University professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  who is one of the PIs responsible for research on "green" chemicals in Bio4Energy.

Starts at: 1 p.m.

Venue: Stora hörsalen ("Large Lecture Hall"), KBC Building, Umeå University.

All welcome.

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Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting - End of Round One, Skellefteå, Sweden, 20-21 Bio4energy cmykNovember 2014

This seminar for Bio4Energy researchers will celebrate the end of the first round of Bio4Energy, 2010-2015. It will start with a lunch 20 November and end with a lunch 21 November. The seminar will be free of charge to Bio4Energy researchers, but registration is required. Contact for this meeting is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bio4Energy Communications.  

Day 1 - 20 November

  • Bio4Energy's Future

  • Christoffer-Boman Linda-Pommer 1572Bio4Energy researchers Christoffer Boman and Linda Pommer at a Bio4Energy Mini Conference in 2012. Photo by Anna Strom.Bio4Energy Research to Be Continued

Day 2 - 21 November

  • New Tracks in Bio4Energy

Venue: Skellefteå City Hotell (Skellefteå Stadshotell)

Registration: to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 13 November

Programme: pdf  Bio4Energy-Researchers-Meeting-20-211114_Programme_final

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Bio4Energy Graduate School, First Leg of Biorefinery Pilot Research Course, Piteå, Sweden, 11-13 November 2014

First leg: 11-13/11 at Piteå
Second leg: 19-23/01/2015 at Örnsköldsvik and Umeå
Third leg: 23-24/03/2015 at Umeå

Course credits: 7.5

Bio4Energy Graduate School: Biorefinery Pilot Research, 1-13 November 2014

Date

Time

Location

Description

Speaker/teacher

PITEÅ

11/11

  1. 30
Pite havsbad

Check in at hotel

Sylvia Larsson (SL), SLU, B4E Pretreatment and Fractionation

  1. 00
  Lunch

 
  1. 00
  Welcome and introduction

SL

  1. 00
Introduction to innovation system roles

Hans Hellsmark (HH), SP, B4E Environmental

  1. 20
Innovation system   roles – group seminar + Coffee

SL & HH

  1. 40
Introduction to Technical Innovation Systems (TIS) and the strategic value of pilot and demonstration plants

HH

  1. 30-17.00
Introduction to Pilot Project Assignment

SL & HH

  1. 30
Dinner

 
  1. 30-20.00
Swimming at the adventure pool

 
 

12/11

  1. 20
ETC

Meet up at the ETC site on Industrigatan 1

SL

  1. 30
Introduction to experiments and seminars

Esbjörn Pettersson (EP), ETC & SL, B4E Thermochemical

  1. 00
ETC block I (2+2 groups for seminar and experiments)

ETC

  1. 00
Buffé lunch and networking

 
  1. 00
ETC block II (2+2 groups for seminar and experiments)

ETC

  1. 00
Summary

EP & SL

  1. 00
Dinner at ETC site

 
  1. 00
  Transportation to Pite havsbad

 
 

13/11

  1. 20
ETC

Meet up at the ETC site on Industrigatan 1

SL

  1. 30
Inspiration lecture part I

Ingvar Landälv (IL), LTU

  1. 30
Coffee and networking (preliminary poster viewing ETC & LTU GF)

 
  1. 00
Inspiration lecture part II

IL

  1. 00
ETC-LTU GF site introduction

Magnus Marklund, ETC & Fredrik Granberg, LTU; B4E Thermochemical

  1. 00
Lunch at Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner facilities

 
  1. 00-13.45
Summary of Piteå gathering

SL


Block I & II:

Seminar content (60-minute presentations with discussions followed by 20 minute break) by researchers on the Bio4Energy Thermochemical Platform:

  1. PEBG – From woody biomass to syngas (Fredrik Weiland, Research Engineer/PhD Candidate LTU)
  2. Purification and upgrading of gas streams (Linda Sandström, Researcher)
  3. Particulate matter formed during biomass conversion (Esbjörn Pettersson, Research Engineer, ETC at Piteå)
Demonstrations/experiments
  1. Preparation and characterisation of wood-based powders (Jonas Wennebro, Development Engineer, ETC at Piteå)
  2. DTF trials on specific biomass powders including aspects of powder feeding (Roger Molinder, Researcher, ETC at Piteå)
  3. Water treatment (Roger Molinder, Researcher, ETC at Piteå)
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Swedish Energy Agency Seminar on New Industrial Applications of Membrane Processes (in energy engineering/energy technology), Stockholm, Sweden, 12 November 2014 - meeting language will be Swedish

Bio4Energy contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bio4Energy Process Integration Platform/Luleå University of Technology.SEA-logo

Seminarium om IEA:s aktiviteter inom industrisektorn: Membranprocesser i nya industriella tillämpningar

Energimyndigheten bjuder in till seminarium om svenskt deltagande i IEA:s aktiviteter inom industrisektorn.

Tid: 12 november, kl 10:00 – 16:30; Plats: Norra Latin, Drottninggatan 71B, Stockholm

Programme

10:00 Inledning och välkommen - Jennica Broman, Energimyndigheten

10:15 Internationella samarbetet - Thore Berntsson, IEA, IETS och syfte med dagens Ordförande IETS seminarium

10:35 Membranprocesser

Membranprocesser i bioraffinaderier - Ann-Sofi Jönsson, IETS Annex XVII Inst f kemiteknik, Lunds universitet

Membranes for process intensification and water recovery- Frank Lipnizki, Alfa Laval Business Centre Membranes

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Diskussion om membranprocesser i industrin

13:30 Industriella värmepumpar

Erfarenheter från IEA:s arbete - Roger Nordman, SP

industriella värmepumpar - Per- Åke Franck, CIT

Fortsatt arbete inom IEA Heat Pump Programme och läget i Sverige - Roger Nordman, SP

Vikten av riktig integration av värmepumpar i industriella processer - Per-Åke Franck, CIT

14:50 Kaffe

15:05 Integration av värmepump i pappers- och massaindustri

Öppen fjärrvärme som en katalysator för effektivare energianvändning möjlighet för industriella värmepumpar - Per Gullbrand, Fortum

16:00 Diskussion om industriella värmepumpar

16:30 Seminariet avslutas

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SP Processum - Bio4Energy Industrial Network Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 21 October 2014Bio4energy cmyk

An Industrial Network Meeting will be held jointly by Bio4Energy and SP Processum, including a tour of the pilot facilities available to the biorefinery cluster at Umeå and an afternoon session of talks designed to bring industry and academy closer together. More information will be posted here closer to the date. SP Processum logotype PNG

Contacts for this meeting is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bio4Energy Communications and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., SP Processum.  

Standardbiljett  

Meeting Programme

9 a.m. Departure for the Biomass Technology Centre pilot facilities at Röbäcksdalen, Umeå, from the Universium at the Umeå University main campus

10:15 a.m. Departure for the BioEndev Torrefaction Demonstration Unit at Holmsund, Umeå, from the BTC pilot at Röbäcksdalen

11:30 a.m. Departure for the Umeå University main campus from the Torrefaction Demonstration Unit at Holmsund

12 p.m. Lunch at the Umeå University Natural Sciences' Building, room N360 and membership discussions by SP Processum

1 p.m. Start of seminar programme, N360

Introduction by Clas Engström, CEO SP Processum and Stellan Marklund, Bio4Energy Programme Manager

2-2:20 p.m. Biochemical conversion of woody biomass into fuels and chemicals: Processes and patents to industry - Leif Jönsson, Bio4Energy Biochemical Platform and Roberth Byström, SEKAB E-Technology

2:30-2:50 p.m. System analysis of industrial processes and products - Johanna Mossberg, Bio4Energy Environmental Platform; Jonas Joelsson, SP Processum and; Joakim Lundgren, Bio4Energy Process Integration Platform

3-3:30 p.m. Coffee break

3:40-4 p.m. Thermochemical conversion of woody biomass into fuels and chemicals: Case of Bio4Gasification - Rainer Backman and Kentaro Umeki, Bio4Energy Thermochemical Platform

4:10-4:30 p.m. Ash chemistry and fuel design for the recycling of nutrients - Nils Skoglund, Bio4Energy Environmental and Thermochemical Platforms

4:40-5:40 p.m. Panel debate - Lars Winter, CEO Domsjö Fabriker; Anders Nordin, BioEndev and Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform; Elvy Söderström, Municipality of Örnsköldsvik; Leif Jönsson, Bio4Energy Biochemical Platform

6 p.m. Dinner at the KBC Cafeteria, KBC Building, Umeå University

A warm welcome to our partners and friends in industry, the academy and at research institutes!

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Sylvia-Larsson 914Sylvia Larsson, Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform. Photo credit: Sylvia Larsson.Associate Professorship Awards, Umeå, Sweden, 2 October 2014

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bio4Energy Feedstock Platform, will hold a lecture each marking their being awarded an associate professorship by the Bio4Energy member organisation Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Sylvia Larsson will give a talk on Feeding the Bioeconomy, while Totte Nittylä has merely announced that he will be presenting his research.

Starting time: 10 a.m.

Venue: SLU at Umeå, Lecture hall Aspen

All welcome. 

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International conference: Lignin 2014 - Biosynthesis & Utilisation, Umeå, Sweden, 24-28 August Lignin-2014 profile

The Lignin 2014 conference aims to strengthen knowledge on the various aspects of lignin biosynthesis and use, from the basic cell biology, molecular biology to pre-treatment of plant biomass and use of the lignin. The conference is organised with the support of the Formas-financed strong research environment BioImprove and Bio4Energy, the Swedish government's Strategic Research Environment in matters of bioenergy and biorefinery, as well as the Umeå Plant Science Centre. Contacts for this conference are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bio4Energy Feedstock Platform and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bio4Energy Communications.

The Lignin 2014 conference will be held at the newly built river-side Arts' Campus of Umeå University, at Umeå, in the city centre of 2014 European Capital of Culture.

The conference will discuss the following topics:The Lignin 2014 Organisation Committee. Photo by Anna Strom©.The Lignin 2014 Organisation Committee. Photo by Anna Strom©.
  1. Cell and developmental biology of lignin;
  2. Lignin monomers synthesis and transcriptional regulation;
  3. Oxidative polymerisation of lignin;
  4. Diversity of natural lignins;
  5. Modification of lignin in plants;
  6. Lignin characterisation technologies;
  7. Lignocellulose processing and extraction of lignin, and;
  8. New applications for lignin and lignin derivatives.

New as of 28 July 2014:

  • Please find an updated conference programme under this link and;
  • The list of confirmed speakers here plus;
  • A visionary video about Sliperiet, the Lignin 2014 conference venue UmU-Arts-Campus Photo-by-UmUThe Lignin 2014 venue: Umeå university's newly buit Arts' Campus - Sliperiet. Photo published with permission.situated in downtown Umeå, and a note on its history.
Registration is available here until 8 August 2014.

Submit your abstract here by 2 August 2014.

Bio4Energy and the UPSC bid participants and speakers a warm welcome to Lignin 2014 and Umeå, the 2014 European Cultural Capital.

The Lignin 2014 Organisation Committee:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) and Bio4Energy, Umeå University (UmU), Sweden (General scientific contact)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.UPSC and Bio4Energy, UmU, Sweden (Plant Biology)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Bio4Energy, UmU, Sweden (Industrial biotechnology, Chemistry)

Ewa Mellerowicz – UPSC and Bio4Energy, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

Mattias Hedenström - Department of Chemistry, UmU, Sweden

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Bio4Energy, UmU, Sweden (Chemistry, industrial biotechnology)

Sacha Escamez - UPSC and Bio4Energy, SLU, Sweden

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PhD Thesis Defence: Ash Chemistry and Fuel Design, Focusing on Combustion of Phosphorus-rich UmU LogoBiomass, Umeå, Sweden, 5 June 2014

PhD researcher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  of the Bio4Energy Environmental Platform will be defending his thesis Ash Chemistry and Fuel Design, Focusing on Combustion of Phosphorus-rich Biomass.

Starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Venue: Natural Sciences' Building, Room N430

Faculty opponent: Professor Franz Winter, Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

PhD Student Supervisor: Professor Dan Boström, Umeå University, Department of Bio4energy cmykApplied Physics and Electronics and Bio4Energy Environmental Platform

All welcome.

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Crash Course in Pulping for PhD Students, Umeå, Sweden, 26-28 May 2014upsc logo ftg transpbg

The Umåe Plant Science Centre (UPSC) will organise this course in connection to the Bio4Energy Graduate School. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , both of the Bio4Energy Feedstock Platform.

The purpose of the course is to give biology students an overview and basic understanding of the kraft pulping process in technical, chemical and economical terms. A special focus will be placed on the properties of the raw material and on applying genetic engineering in tree breeding with a view to obtain improvements in the pulping process. The course consists of lectures, discussions and an on-site visit to pulp and paper operations. Students will have to pass a written examination to pass the course.

Contents of the Crash Course in Pulping:
  •           Kraft milling as a heavy industry, economical logistics and social importance;Bio4energy cmyk
  •           Raw materials for chemical pulping;
  •           Chemistry of wood polymers;
  •           Forestry and material flows;
  •           Wood handling, barking, chipping and storage;
  •           Chemistry of kraft pulping;
  •           Kraft pulping equipment;
  •           Closing chemistry and equipment;
  •           Bleaching chemistry and equipment and;
  •           How can GMO trees improve kraft pulping?.

Bio4Energy Events' Archives Spring 2014

Training Courses in Instrumental Analysis for Post-graduate Students, Luleå, Sweden, Various datesltu

The Division of Chemical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology offer the following training courses:
  1. Gas and Liquid Chromatography (5 hp/ECTS credits) – March-April 2014;
  2. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (5 hp/ECTS credits) – April-May 2014;
  3. Scanning Electron Microscopy (5 hp/ECTS credits) – May 2014;
  4. X-ray Diffraction (5 hp/ECTS credits) – September 2014. 
Each course contains 6-7 lectures describing the theory behind each instrument technique, the structure of the instruments, and the types of analyses that can be made using these techniques.

They also include two laboratory exercises where the participants will have a chance to become familiar with the state-of-art equipment available at the Division of Chemical Engineering. Click here for more information regarding the instrumentation.

Each course is concluded by a written examination or student assignment. The grades given are Pass or Fail.

Register by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and submitting the following information:

-          Name of the course or courses the participant wishes to register for;

-          Participant name and national identification/social security number;

-          Affiliation (university, department, division);

-          Denomination of participant's research field;

-          Participant's contact information (e-mail and phone number, please).

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Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 13-14 May 2014 - POSTPONED. Further information will be posted as and when a new date has been set for the meetingBio4energy cmyk

A Spring Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting will be held in the vicinity of Umeå, Sweden, from lunch to lunch. A key discussion point will be B4E operational strategy and projects for 2015-2020. All B4E researchers are kindly requested to attend.

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Open Seminar: Skall EU bestämma till vad och hur vår biomassa användas?, Sundsvall, Sweden, 8 May Forest Refine logo2014

A one-day seminar held in Swedish and discussing the policy framework reigning in the bioenergy and biorefinery industry in the European Union, with an emphasis on the impact of current policies or the lack thereof on industrial actors in Sweden. The seminar is organised by the Swedish stakeholders Biofuel Region and its Forest Refine project, together with Åkroken Science Park and BioBusiness Arena. Biofuel Region/Forest Refine contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone: +46 70 352 4494.

Seminar programme in Swedish in attached PDF:

pdf  2014-05-11_Program_Ska_EU_få_bestämma_-_seminarium_i_Sundsvall_8_maj 

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Open Seminar: New Products from Forests - Supply Chains and Biorefinery Processes, Umeå Sweden, 9 April 2014 

Time and place: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) at Umeå, P-O Bäckströms SalForest Refine logo

Moderator: Clas Engström, Managing Director, SP Processum

Registration is available here.

All welcome.

Programme

09:30-10:00 Registration and coffeeBio4energy cmyk

10:00-10:10 Welcome by Magnus Matisons, Project manager Forest Refine and Stellan

Marklund, Bio4Energy Programme Manager

10:10 - 10:40 Flexible feedstock pretreatments and processes, Krister Sjöblom, Bio Portfolio Manager, Valmet (previously Metso)

Morning

Forest Refine Session: Developing the Supply Chain

10:40 - 11:00 Future Biorefineries - Opportunities and obstacles, Magnus Matisons, Biofuel Region

11:00 - 11:20 Chemical Balances and Available Potentials of Forest Biomass for Biorefineries, Dimitris Athanassiadis, SLU

11:20 - 11:40 Effects of New Harvesting Technologies on Supply Chain Cost for Young Forests, Dan Bergström, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

11:40 – 12:00 Forest Biomass Supply Chain Cost for Biorefineries: Comparison of current and future systems, Fulvio di Fulvio, SLU

12:00 - 12:20 Bark as a feedstock for biorefineries - systems, properties and handling aspects. Juha Nurmi, Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA)

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch  

Afternoon

Bio4Energy Session: Developing Methods and Tools for Biorefinery Operations

1:30-1:50 Bio4Energy and partners creates methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery, Stellan Marklund, Bio4Energy Programme Manager

2:00-2:15 Liquid biofuel from recalcitrant biomass: From laboratory to a near industrial scale, Leif Jönsson, Bio4Energy Biochemical Platform

2:20-2:35 Facilitating biomass conversion: Pre-treating biomass by roasting, Anders Nordin, Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform

2:40-2:55 The Bio4Energy Graduate School on the Innovative Use of Biomass for PhD students: Filling a void in the Swedish higher education system, Sylvia Larsson, Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform

Forest Refine session: Refinery Processes

3:30-3:50 Raw Material Requirements of Biorefinery Processes, Jonas Joelsson, SP Processum AB

3:50-4:10 Fractioning of Forest Biomass, Håkan Örberg, SLU

4:10-4:30 High-value Chemicals from Forest Biomass: Losses in the supply chain, Hanna Lappi, METLA

4:30-4:50 Significance of Pre-treatment of Biomass in the Biomass Value Chain, Tero Tuuttila, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius

4:50-5:10 Sum Up and Discussion

6:30 Dinner at Restaurang NorrlandsoperanBio4energy cmyk

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Bio4Energy Graduate School, Second Course: Systems Perspectives on Bioresources, Luleå, Sweden, 18 March - 13 June 2014

Course credits: 7.5

Tuesday 18 March

1.

Systems analysis - Introduction

Joakim Lundgren, Luleå University of Technology (LTU)

2.

The current and future global energy supply situation

Joakim Lundgren, LTU

3.

Biomass in a sustainable energy system

Pål Börjesson, University of Lund

4.

Bioenergy and climate policies

Patrik Söderholm, LTU

Wednesday 19 March

5.

Markets for forest resources - characteristics and price formation

Robert Lundmark, LTU

6.

Environmental aspects on bioenergy supply and use

TBA

7.

Cost-effective bioenergy plant localisation

Elisabeth Wetterlund, LTU

8.

Life Cycle Assessments (LCA)

Johanna Berlin, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Thursday 20 March

9.

Economic assessment methods

Joakim Lundgren, LTU

10.

Process integration methods

Andrea Toffolo, LTU (TBC)

11.

Process integration methods

Mikael Larsson, MEFOS (TBC)

12.

Individual projects start and planning

Joakim Lundgren, LTU

Friday 21 March

13.

Projects start and planning, continued

Joakim Lundgren, LTU


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Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting, UREM 2014, Umeå, Sweden, 17-19 March 2014

For the sixth time the Chemical-biological Centre at Umeå University will host the Umeå Renewable Energy white logo-2Meeting, which is in fact an international symposium focusing on the types of renewable energy research which are carried out at Umeå University (UmU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), co-hosts also of the Umeå Plant Science Centre.

Contents

The following Umeå-based research programmes or research environments are represented: Solar Fuels, Artificial Leaf Project, Bio4Energy, BioImprove  and Trees and Crops for the Future. The symposium will cover a broad range of topics including global energy and climate change research, artificial and natural photosynthesis, hydrogen production using microorganisms and bioenergy.

This meeting is open to the public as well as researchers and student interested in renewable energy. The programme includes a poster session, presentations and social activities. The meeting has been growing over the years and in 2013 had 250 participants. The symposium is being organised together with the KBC Graduate School. PhD students who participate with a poster will receive a certificate from KBC Graduate School worth one university credit (ECTS).

Organisation contacts

Bio4Energy and the Organising Committee hopes to welcome you at Umeå 17-19 March, the latter consisting of the following researchers: Ludvig Edman, Thomas Wågberg, Johannes Messinger, Leif Jönsson, Hannele Tuominen, Per Gardeström, Göran Samuelsson. Bio4Energy contacts for this symposium are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Registration is available under this link until 10 March.

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Bio4Energy Thesis Defence on 'Green' Chemicals, Umeå, Sweden, 14 February 2014Bio4energy cmyk

Time and place: 1 p.m. at lecture hall N320, Natural Sciences' Building, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Bio4Energy Catalysis and Separation Platform will defend this thesis Formic and levulinic acid from cellulose via heterogeneous catalysis. Faculty opponent will be Riitta Keiski, professor at the Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland. Alkvist is UmU Logopart of the Technical Chemistry group of Umeå University, led by professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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PhD Thesis Defence: Detoxification of inhibitory hydrolysates and potential utilisation of residual streams for production of enzymesBio4energy cmyk, Umeå, Sweden 29 November 2013

Time and place: 10:15 a.m. at lecture hall KB3A9, KBC Building, Umeå University

Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Bio4Energy Biochemical Platform will defend his thesis Biorefining of lignocellulose: Detoxification of inhibitory hydrolysates and potential utilization of residual streams for production of enzymes. Faculty opponent will be professor Jack Saddler, Forest Products Biotechnology, UmU LogoUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Cavka is part a research group led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The group divides it time performing research at Umeå University and SP Processum.