14th International Congress on Combustion by-products and Their Health Effects, PIC2015, Umeå, Sweden, 14-17 June 2015

Registration deadline: 14 May 2015

  • Registration and Abstract Submission Opens 7 January 2015

  • Abstract Submission Deadline 15 February 2015 - Extended to 9 March 2015

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline 31 March 2015

PIC 2015 Theme: Origin, fate and health effects of combustion-related air pollutants in the coming era of bio-based energy sources

Sessions:

  1. Bio4energy cmykNew fuels – new residual products

  2. Sources and emission control

  3. Dioxins and furans

  4. New and emerging POPs

  5. Flame retardants

  6. Soot and organic aerosols: Formation and characterisation

  7. Metals and ash chemistry in aerosols

  8. Health effects of solid biomass combustion

  9. Health effects of car exhaust – focus on biofuels

  10. New approaches for assessing health effects of air pollution related to combustion

  11. Waste treatment

  12. Advanced diagnostics and measurement methods

Plenary speakers (all confirmed):UmU Logo

  • William Suk, Director Superfund Research Program, NIEHS

  • Bogdan Dlugogorski, Murdoch University, Australia

  • Angela Violi, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

  • John Dyke, University of Southampton, UK

Bio4Energy contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , PhD, Organising Chair; Phone: +46 90 786 7622; Local congress homepage 

Scientific programme—highlights:

  Monday, June 15
08:30 Plenary Lecture
  Recent Progress and Future Challenges in Formulating Reaction Mechanisms   for Formation of Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
  Bogdan Z. Dlugogorski,   Mohammednoor Altarawneh
      Parallel sessions
     New fuels – new waste streams Predicting hazard and risk of combustion aerosols: in vitro, in vivo and   in silico studies
13:30 Sources and emission control Novel approaches for assessing health effects of combustion related air   pollution
  Session Keynote: Characterization of PAHs and dioxin-like PCBs in inputs   and outputs of a fluidized bed combustor Session Keynote: Novel approaches for assessing health effects of   combustion related air pollution
  Jo Van Caneghem Tim Nawrot
  Tuesday, June 16  
08:30 Plenary Lecture
  Title TBA
  Angela Violi
  Parallel sessions
  Dioxins and furans Health effects of traffic exhaust – focus on biofuels
09:15 Session Keynote: PCDD/F formation increase in biomass combustion by   copper use – risk from marketed copper salts and use of copper containing   wood preservatives Session Keynote: Health Effects of Traffic Exhaust – Focus on Biofuels
  Roland Weber, Adam Grochowalski Thomas Sandström
  New and emerging persistent organic pollutants Soot and organic aerosols: Formation and characterization/Metals and ash   chemistry in aerosols
13:30 Session Keynote: Mechanism-specific in vitro bioassays in risk assessment   of complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) from contaminated   sites Session keynote: Towards Conceptual Models of the Properties of Fresh and   Processed Carbonaceous Aerosol Emissions
  Magnus Engwall Joakim Pagels
  New and emerging persistent organic pollutants Soot and organic aerosols: Formation and characterization/Metals and ash   chemistry in aerosols
13:30 Session Keynote: Mechanism-specific in vitro bioassays in risk assessment   of complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) from contaminated   sites Session keynote: Towards Conceptual Models of the Properties of Fresh and   Processed Carbonaceous Aerosol Emissions
  Magnus Engwall Joakim Pagels
  Wednesday, June 17
08:30 Plenary Lecture
  Photoionization of Reactive Intermediates of Importance in Combustion
  John Dyke
09:15 Parallell sessions
  Flame retardants – past, present and future Health effects of solid biomass combustion emissions
10:15 Session Keynote: Title TBA Session Keynote: Biomass combustion air pollution and health effects.
  Åke Bergman Torben Sigsgaard
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Martin-StrandbergPhD researcher Martin Strandberg is part of the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University. Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: From torrefaction to gasification - pilot scale studies for upgrading of biomass, Umeå, Sweden, 10 June 2015

Umeå University PhD student Martin Strandberg (formerly Nordwaeger) will be defending his thesis From torrefaction to gasification: pilot scale studies for upgrading of biomass.

His advisor at Umeå University has been professor Anders Nordin who is a member of the Bio4Energy Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform.

Opponent will be Jaap Kiel, professor at Technische Universiteit in Delft, the Netherlands.

Time and place: Umeå University, Natural Sciences' Building, room N450, from 1 p.m.

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Jonathan-FagerstromBio4Energy PhD student Jonathan Fagerström does research to check particulate emissions from different biomass conversion methods. He notably investigates thermal conversion methods, such as gasification and combustion. Bio4Energy Thesis Defence: Fuel engineering to deal with fine particle emissions and slag formation, Umeå, Sweden, 25 May 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 Fine particle emissions and slag formation in fixed-bed biomass combustion - aspects of fuel engineering.

Advisor at Umeå University is the associate professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , member of the Bio4Energy Environmental Platform.

Opponent will be Bengt-Johan Skrifvars, associate professor at Åbo Akademi in Finland.

Time and place: 25 May 2015 from 1 p.m. at Umeå University, KBC Building KB3A9.

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International Conference on Renewable Gas Technology 2015, REGATEC 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 7-8 May 2015  

11:00-12:00 Registration
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Welcome and plenary session Dr. Jörgen Held & Prof. Frank Scholwin Dr. Shunichi Nakada, International Renewable Energy Agency Dr. Jan Stambasky, European Biogas Association
14:30-15:30 Coffee break and poster session
15:30-17:00 Biogas cleaning R&D and experiences Mr. Aniruddha Sharma, Carbon Clean Solutions Limited, UK Dr. Marco Linders, TNO, the Netherlands Dr. Adriaan van der Veen, VSL, the Netherlands. Biomass gasification R&D including CHP Prof. Jürgen Karl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Dr. Bram van der Drift, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands Dr. Megan Cooper, Department of Energy & Climate Change, UK
18:30 Welcome drink
19:00-21:00 Conference Gala Dinner
21:00-23:00 Mingle
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09:00-10:00 Advances in biogas upgrading MSc Johan Andersson, JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Dr. Sandra Esteves, University of South Wales Product gas cleaning R&D Dr. Kim Magrini, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dr. Ersin Üresin, TÜBITAK, Turkey
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Biological methanation incl. P2G Dr. Yifeng Zang, DTU Mr. Dominic Hofstetter, Electrochaea BSc. Johan Holstein, DNV GL – Oil & Gas, the Netherlands Catalytic/biological methanation incl. P2G Prof. Anne-Cécile Roger, Strasbourg University Dr. Niels Bjarne Rasmussen, DGC Mr. Gregor Waldstein, ETOGAS GmbH
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Industrial biogas/landfill gas  projects Márcio Schittini, Ecometano, Brazil Eberhart Wusterhaus-Gomez, Schmack Carbotech Pia Ekelund, Swedish Biogas International Industrial gasification projects Dr. Friedrich Kirnbauer, Bioenergy 2020+ GmbH Mr. Luis Sánchez Angrill, EQTEC Iberia MSc. Malin Hedenskog, Gothenburg Energy
14:30-15:30 Coffee break and poster session
15:30-17:00 Plenary session and conference summary Dr. Jörgen Held, Renewable Energy Technology International AB Dr. Olivier Guerrini, GDF Suez Prof. Frank Scholwin & Dr. Jörgen Held

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Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2015, UREM 2015, Umeå, Sweden, 25-27 March 2015

The Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting—an annual international scientific seminar with a focus is on the latest trends in renewable energy research—2015 is said to have a "Bio4Energy profile". Two Bio4Energy researchers are at the helm of its organisation and part of the organising committee. Other programmes at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences supporting the event are BioImprove, Trees and Crops for the Future, Solar Fuels and the Artificial Leaf Project.

UREM-2015-ProfileUREM 2015 thematic focal areas are:

  • Bioeconomy;

  • Advanced biofuels;

  • Thermal and biochemical conversion technologies and;

  • Natural and artificial photosynthesis.

Important dates

Bio4energy cmyk8 February - Last day for submitting abstracts

16 March - Last day of registration

Conference programme

25 March

Opening of the conference: Hans Lindberg, City of Umeå

Opening talk: Professor Emeritus Thomas B. Johansson

Sessions:
  1. UmU LogoRenewable feedstock and advanced biomass fuels
  2. Natural photosynthesis
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Sessions:
  • System analysis and bioeconomy
  • Biochemical conversion technologies
  • Thermochemical conversion technologies
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  • Chemical catalysis
  • Artificial photosynthesis
Closing talk: Professor Pierre Joliot  

Confirmed speakers
Registration for UREM 2015 is available here.

Bio4Energy contacts for this meeting are Umeå University researchers 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. , as well as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bio4Energy Communications.

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Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Energy in the coming 100 years, Luleå, Sweden, 19 March 2015

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Starts       19 March 2015 at 8 a.m.
Ends         19 March 2015 at 5 p.m.    
City             Luleå            
Location             Room D770, Luleå University of Technology

Programme

Time Title Speaker
08:00 – 08:45 What does science tell us about climate change? Michael Tjernström, Stockholm University
08:45 – 09:30 Overview of global & regional energy use and scenarios for the future Björn Kjellström, Luleå University of Technology
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and discussion  
10:00 – 10:45 Current trends in renewable power production in the world Tomas Kåberger, Chalmers University of Technology
10:45 – 11:30 Energiewende, the methanol economy and power to gas Alberto Varone, IASS, Potsdam
11:30 – 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 – 13:45 How is climate change affecting the Arctic region today? Börge Ousland, Polar Explorer
13:45 – 14:30 What is happening in nuclear energy and does it have a place in the future energy system? Henryk Anglart, KTH
14:30 – 15:15 Coffee and discussion  
15:15 – 16:00 Smart sustainable cities of the future Mattias Höjer, KTH (to be confirmed)
16:00 – 17:00 Panel discussion about sustainability, climate, energy and the future  
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Fredrik-WeilandPhD researcher Fredrik Weiland at the SP Energy Technology Center at Piteå.Thesis Defence: Pressurised entrained-flow gasification of pulverised biomass, Luleå, Sweden, 26 February 2015

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  of the Bio4Energy Thermochemical Platform/Bio4Gasification will be defending his PhD thesis Pressurised entrained-flow gasification of pulverised biomass: Experimental characterisation of process performance. His main supervisor has been This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , professor at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology. The thesis defence will be opposed by professor Ing Thomas Kolb, Division of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, Engler-Bunte Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Starts at: 10 a.m.

Venue: Luleå University of Technology, room E231.

All welcome.

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Thermo-Fischer-Scientific logoCarbohydrate Seminar on High-performance Anion-exchange Chromatography, Luleå, Sweden, 22 January 2015

A Carbohydrate Seminar on High-performance Anion-exchange Chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (HPAE-PAD) for carbohydrate analysis, i.e. the Dionex UHPLC system will be held by Bio4Energy researchers at the Luleå University of Technology.

ltuThe seminar will feature Dr. Detlef Jensen from ThermoFisher Scientific and will include a discussion on analytical capabilities (amino acids, water analysis) when using the Corona CAD Charged Aerosol Detector.

All welcome. Lunch and coffee will be provided to attendees who have registered.

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Place: Luleå University of Technology

Registration: Please register with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the LTU by 10 January 2015.

Bio4Energy contact for this seminar is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Bio4Energy Biochemical Platform.

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f3-Centre pngSeminar: Fossil-free Fuels - Markets and Measures, Gothenburg, Sweden 21 January 2015

Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Place: Chalmers University of Technology, Room: Palmstedt Hall

Discussion points:

  • Markets for fossil free fuels – technology and market conditions

    Technology and market conditions for fossil free fuel use in road, marine and air transport. Special focus on recent developments in combustion technology and tailor-made biofuels.

  • Policy and renewable transportation fuels for global sustainability

    The role of policy, sustainability and transitional barriers for increasing production and use of renewable fuels in transportation. The session includes a discussion on required research and development in a European context.

Organisers: Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels, Chalmers University of Technology and the Swedish internal Energy Combustion Consortium. Bio4Energy contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , f3 Coordinator in Bio4Energy

Programme: pdf  Fossil_free_fuels_-_Markets_and_measures_Second_Announcement_141204_JL

Registration is available here: http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/events/Pages/f3day.aspx.

Bio4Energy is a member of the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels, f3 Centre.

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SEA-logoSeminar: Process Integration in Industry - New Methods and Applications in Processing Industry and Biorefinery, Stockholm, Sweden, 15 January 2015

Organisers: Swedish Energy Agency and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Luleå University of Technology and Bio4Energy Process Integration Platform

Bio4energy cmykTime: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Place: Swedish Energy Authority/Energimyndigheten, Rosenlundsgatan 9, Stockholm

Further information will be posted here in January 2015.