Saleh Hooshmand Photo AS B4EThesis Defence: Processing of Continuous Fibers Based on Nanocellulose, Luleå, Sweden, 9 June 2016

PdD 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 his thesis Processing of continuous fibers based on nanocellulose: Influence of dispersion and orientation on mechanical properties.

His supervisors at the LTU have been professors This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Aji Mathew who are members of the research and development platform Bio4Energy Biopolymers and Biochemical Conversion Technologies.

Opponent will be professor Stephen Eichhorn, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

Time and place: 10 a.m. at the LTU, room E632.

All welcome.

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Magnus Rudolfsson Photo AS B4EThesis Defence: Characterisation and Densification of Carbonised Lignocellulosic Biomass, Umeå, Sweden, 9 June 2016

PhD student Magnus Rudolfsson of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) at Umeå will be defending his thesis Characterisation of Carbonised Lignocellulosic Biomass.

His advisor at the SLU has been professor Torbjörn Lestander who is a member of the research and development platform Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing.

Opponent will be Jonas Dahl, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.

Time and place
: 1 p.m. at the SLU, room Björken.

All welcome.

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Sennai Mesfun Photo AS Bio4EnergyThesis Defence: Process Integration to Increase Woody Biomass Utilisation for Energy Purposes, Luleå, Sweden, 9 June 2016

PdD student Sennai Mesfun of the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) will be defending his thesis Process integration to increase woody biomass utilisation for energy purposes.

His supervisors at the LTU have been professor Andrea Toffolo of the research and development platform Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy.

Opponent will be associate professor Francesco Fantozzi, Department of Engineering & Biomass Research Center, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Time and place
: 2 p.m. at the LTU, room E632.

All welcome.

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RikardGebartPublic Seminar: Fuel from the Forest via Biomass Gasification, Stockholm, Sweden, 10 May 2016

The Luleå University of Technology (LTU), SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Swedish Energy Agency, IVA Nord, IVA Section 8 Forest Technology and the Swedish Forest Industries have the pleasure to invite you to a seminar on biofuels from forest industry residues streams.

Seminar coordinator is Bio4Energy researcher Rikard Gebart (pictured right), professor at the LTU.
The seminar is free of charge and registration is available here.

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QiujuGao 416Thesis Defence: On the dioxin formation in thermochemical conversion of biomass - Levels, distributions and fingerprints, Umeå, Sweden, 29 April 2016

PdD student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Umeå University (UmU) will be defending her thesis On the dioxin formation in thermochemical conversion of biomass - Levels, distribution and fingerprints.

Her advisor at UmU has been senior lecturer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who is a member of the research and development platform Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling.

Opponent will be Bogdan Dlugogorski, dean of the School of Engineering at Murdoch University in Australia.
Time and place: 10 a.m. at the KBC Building of Umeå University, in room KB3A9.

All welcome.

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Research Seminar: Formation of Dioxins from Chlorophenol in Catalytic Reactions, Umeå, Sweden, 28 April 2016

Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Murdoch University, Australia will hold a research seminar entitled Formation of Dioxins from Chlorophenol in Catalytic Reactions.

Time and place: 1 p.m. at room KB3A9, KBC Building, Umeå University.
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Thesis Defence: Exploring the Relevance of Uncertainty in the Life-cycle Assessment of Forest Products, Umeå, Sweden, 22 April 2016

PhD student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , of Umeå University and the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, will be defending her thesis Exploring the Relevance of Uncertainty in the Life-cycle Assessment of Forest Products.

Her main advisor has been professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who is a member of the research and development platform Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy.

Oppenent will be José Potting, professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Time and place: 10 a.m. at the Chemical-biological Centre of Umeå University, room KB3B1.

All welcome.

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Stina Jansson PPPopular Science Lecture: Agricultural Residues for Water Purification in Africa, Umeå, Sweden, 17 March 2016

Stina Jansson, lecturer Umeå University and member of Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling will hold a popular science lecture at a cafe, downtown Umeå. Go to: http://www.umu.se/forskning/popularvetenskap/evenemang/vetenskapslunch/


Time and place: From 12:15 p.m. at Kafé Station

All welcome.

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

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Sacha EscamezThesis Defence: Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development, Umeå, Sweden, 4 March 2016

PhD student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Umeå University (UmU) will be defending his thesis Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development.

His advisor at UmU has been professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who is a member of the research and development platform Bio4Energy Feedstock.

Opponent will be Andrew Groover, Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California, U.S.A.

Time and place: 1 p.m. at the KBC Building of Umeå University, in room KB3A9.

All welcome.
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UREM 2016 profile picUmeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2016, Umeå, Sweden, 23-25 February 2016

Tuesday 23 February, Sliperiet, Umeå Arts Campus, Umeå University (UmU)
2-4 p.m. Popular science lectures for school children and the general public. Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing Platform
- Skogen är inte bara träd, Stellan Marklund, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden and Bio4Energy - A National Strategic Research Environment
- Hur gör vi bränslen från solen?, Thomas Wågberg, Department of Physics, Umeå University, Solar Fuels - Strong Research Environment at UmU
- Mer electricitet med speglar, Erik Pihl, Research Liaison Officer, Future Earth, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
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Wednesday 24 February, Chemical Biological Centre KBC, Umeå University, Stora hörsalen, KB3B1

10:45-11:30 a.m. Energy beyond oil, Michael Gretzel, Université Polytechnique de Lausanne, Lausanne, France

11:30-11:45 a.m. Biomass utilisation in Sub-Saharan Africa - Thermochemical and environmental perspectives, Christoffer Boman, Umeå University, Sweden and Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling

12:00-12:30 p.m. Towards a sustainable bioeconomy - Development of synthetic biology tools for production platsforms in cyanobacteria, Eva-Maria Aro, University of Turku, Finland

2:30-3 p.m. Mobilisation of biomass: Feedstock quality, Garold L. Gresham, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, U.S.A. - Special guest of Bio4Energy

3:30-4 p.m. Using waste resources at a pulp and paper industry for sustainable algae biomass and bio-based oil production - The Bäckhammar pilot case, Susanne Ekendahl, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Borås

5:30 p.m. Poster session and evening reception

Thursday 25 February
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9:45-10:00 a.m. A new pre-treatment approach for the production of second-generation ethanol from cassava stems, Carlos Martín, Umeå University, Sweden and Bio4Energy Biopolymers and Biochemical Conversion Technologies

10:15-10:45 a.m. Coffee break

10:45-11:15 a.m. Synthetic cluster models of biological and heterogeneous oxygen evolving catalysts, Theodor Agapie, California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.

11:15-11:30 a.m. Invertases are involved in biosynthesis in aspen wood, Umut Rende, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå, Sweden and Bio4Energy Feedstock
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11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m Production of single cell protein as protein source for feed from forest industry side streams, Hans Grundberg, Domsjö Fabriker AB, DomInnova, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Separate Meet-the-Speakers Lunches will be organised for selected speakers together with PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who participate in the conference.)

1:30-2 p.m. Towards carbon-negative bioenergy - Biochar in bioenergy systems, Ondrej Masek, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

2:00-2:15 p.m. Integrating biogas and microalgae production in pulp and paper mills, Alyssa Blumenthal, Lindköping University, Sweden and Swedish Fulbright Commission

2:30-3 p.m. Industrial use of algae and cyanobacteri - Experiences from the Bio Refine Tech project, Esa Tyystjärvi, University of Turku, Finland

3-3:30 p.m. Coffee break

3:30-4 p.m. Production of terpenoids in cyanobacteria, Pia Lindberg, Dept. of Chemistry, Uppsala University

4:15-4:30 Mikael Thyrel, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå, Sweden and Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing

4:30-5:15 Steven Long, University of Illinois, Urbana, U.S.A.

Bio4Energy contacts
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Bio4energy cmyk'Bio4Energy 2' Kick-off Event, Skellefteå, Sweden, 15-16 February 2016

As the name suggest, this miniconference will officially kick off the second programme period Bio4Energy, starting 1 January 2016. It is open to all the Bio4Energy researchers and their PhD students, but registration is required by e-mail to Anna Strom.

There will be brief presentations of Bio4Energy's new or updated Research and Development Platforms, including their new leaders; as well as research presentations on hot topics in research on biorefinery based on wood or organic waste. Bio4Energy is also very happy to a poster-pitch presentation session for its PhD student and postdoctoral researchers.

There will be time for socialising--and a few surprises revealed. So, if you are a Bio4Energy researcher, do not miss out!

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

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Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification (SFC) Programme Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1-3 February 2016

Time and Place: 11 a.m. 1 February - 5 p.m. 3 February, Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa

Monday 1 February
11:00-13:00 Registration and lunch
13:00-13:15 Welcome address, Joakim Lundgren, LTU
13:15-13:45 Keynote lecture 1. TBD
13:45-16:00 Session 1: Entrained flow gasification (Chairman: Kentaro Umeki, LTU)
Introduction (25 min), 4*20 min presentations, 30 min coffebreak
16.00-18.00 Poster session (incl short poster presentations)
19:00- Dinner
Tuesday 2 February
9.00-9.30 Keynote lecture 2. TBD
9:30-11:45 Session 2: Fluidized bed gasification (Chairman: Klas Engvall, KTH)
Introduction (25 min), 4*20 min presentations, 30 min coffebreak
11:45-13:00 Lunch
13.00-15.15 Session 3: Indirect gasification (Chairman: Henrik Thunman, Chalmers)
Introduction (25 min), 4*20 min presentations, 30 min coffebreak
15:15-15:30 Summary
15:30-17.30 Poster session
19:00- Dinner

SFC logotype f3 Centre-SFC Seminar: Full speed towards a fossil free transport sector?, Gothenburg, Sweden, 3 February 2016

- Perspectives on gasification based biofuels and the role of pilot and demonstration plants

Time and place: 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Arken Hotel Art Garden Spa, Nordatlanten 100, 41834 Gothenburg, Sweden

Programme:
8:30 Registration and coffee

f3 Centre png09:00 Welcome! - f3 and SFC: A short introduction and presentation of current activities Johanna Mossberg, director f3 and Joakim Lundgren, director Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification (SFC)

09:20 Systems perspective on gasification based biofuels
- Methane as vehicle fuel – Identifying system solutions with superior performance, Pål Börjesson, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund University
- Cost-efficient plant localisation?, Elisabeth Wetterlund, Energy Sciences, Luleå University of Technology

Commercialising the bio-based economy

- Policy for successful demonstrations? -Reflections from a technological research perspective, Henrik Thunman, Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology
- Pilot and Demonstration Plants in Innovation Policy and Management, Patrik Söderholm, Business Administration, Luleå University of Technology

International inspiration

- Advanced biofuels strategy to 2030 for the Finnish bioeconomy, Nils-Olov Nylund, VTT
- The role of demonstration plants – a Canadian perspective, Don Smith, BioFuelNet, Canada

12:15 Lunch

13:15-17:00 Study visits: Limited number of participants, registration mandatory, members of f3 and SFC have priority
- Preem Göteborg – Production of renewable diesel and gasoline based on tall oil and other residues - Göteborg Energi GoBiGas – Gasification of forest residues for production of biogas

18:30 Dinner at Chalmerska Huset: Only for members of the f3 Centre, SFC or participants in projects within the joint research program "Förnybara drivmedel och system"

Registration for participants invited by f3: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/full-speed-towards-a-fossil-free-transport-sector-registration-19294304785


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PhD Thesis Defence: Sustainability Measures in Quicklime and Cement Clinker Production, Umeå, Sweden, 29 January 2016

PhD student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Umeå University (UmU) will be defending his thesis Sustainability Measures in Quicklime and Cement Clinker Production.

His advisor at UmU 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 research and development platform for Thermal Conversion Technologies.

Opponent will be Flemming Jappe Frandsen, associate professor at the Technical University of Denmark.

Time and place: 1:15 p.m. at room N420, UmU.

All welcome.
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