PhD Thesis Defence: Preparation and Characterisation of Nanocellulose Films and Coatings from Industrial Bio-residues, Luleå, Sweden, 6 November 

2015PhD student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) will be defending her thesis Preparation and Characterisation of Nanocallulose Films and Coatings from Industrial Bio-residues.

Her advisor at the LTU has been professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who is a member of the Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform.

Opponent will be professor emeritus Per Stenius of Aalto University in Helsingfors, Finland and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Time and place: LTU, House E, room 246, from 10 a.m.

All welcome.

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Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 20-21 October 2015

Bio4Energy PIs and group leaders will meet at the Umeå University Arts' Campus, Sliperiet, from lunch 20 October to lunch 21 October. The subjects of discussion will be a possible second operational period for the research environment of five years from 2016 and its funding.

Bio4Energy contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bio4Energy Communications

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Henrik SerkPhD Thesis Defence: Cellular Aspects of Lignin Biosynthesis in Xylem Vessels of Zinnia and Arabidopsis, Umeå, Sweden, 16 October 2015

Umeå University PhD student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be defending his thesis Cellular Aspects of Lignin Biosynthesis in Xylem Vessels of Zinnia and Arabidopsis. His advisor at Umeå University has been the associate professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Opponent will be professor Simon Hawkins, Department of Functional and Structural Glycobiology, University of Lille, France.

Time and place: Umeå University, KB3A9 Small Lecture Hall, from 1.30 p.m. All welcome.

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Seminar: Genetic engineering of lignin using a bacterial gene, Umeå, Sweden, 24 September 2015

Professor Shinya Kajita (TUAT, Japan) will be coming to Umeå to give a seminar on his latest work strategies to modulate lignin in tree biomass. His breakthrough strategy has been to use genes isolated from bacteria living off the lignin residues from pulp mill stream into poplar wood to modify in vivo the wood structure.Bio4energy cmyk

Bio4Energy researchers who would like to discuss with Prof. Kajita on Thursday 24th September are asked to contact Edouard Pesquet to set a meeting time.

When: 24 September 2015 at 2 p.m.

Where: KBC Building, Umeå University, room KB3A9 ("Lilla hörsalen")

Bio4Energy contact
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Advanced Biofuels Conference, Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden, 16-17 September 2015

Bio4Energy is an official partner to this conference which full name is International Advanced Biofuels Conference – For Aviation, Maritime and Land Transport. Held for the first time, and at a venue close to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, it will bring together academia and industrial representatives (from companies and constellations such as Abengoa, Avinor, Boeing, Bioenergy 2020+, Nestle, Preem, SCA, SkyNRG, Swedavia, Wärtsilä and UNICA) with relevant politicians and policy makers to discuss the future of biofuels, with a focus on advanced biofuels.

A preliminary conference programme and registration is available through the conference homepage.


Bio4Energy contacts are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Leader of the Bio4Energy Biochemical Platform and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bio4Energy Communications.

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SFC Summer School 2015 on Biomass Gasification, Gothenburg, Sweden, 17-21 August

2015 theme: Materials issues at high temperature biomass conversion processes

Organiser: Swedish Centre of Biomass Gasification (SFC)                


Starts             17 August 2015 at 11 a.m. 
Ends                 21 August 2015 at 1 p.m.   
Location                   Gothenburg           
Venue                 Chalmers University of Technology,           Hörsalsvägen 7B, Seminar Room
Preliminary programme  
[http://www.ltu.se /cms_fs/1.106818!/file/Summer_school_2015_JL2.pdf]


Contacts:
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Phone SFC Secretariat: +46 920 49 1221

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Register here