7th Workshop on Cellulose: Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives,15-16 November 2016Karlstads universitet 150x150Bio4Energy researchers at Umeå University are organising this workshop, together with Karlstad University. The deadline UmU Logofor submission of abstract is 30 May and for registration 30 October. Please send your abstracts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and register here.

Place: Arken Konferens, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden


Conference sessions
- Cellulose dissolutions
- Cellulose chemistry and dervatives
- Spinning of cellulose fibres Bio4energy cmyk
- Cellulose structure and composites
- Regeneration of cellulose
- Nanocellulose
- Industrial perspectives
- Dissolving pulp preparations and properties

*Best paper and poster
*Visit to Domsjö Industrial Area and MoRe Research/SP Processum

Bio4Energy contacts are Ola Sundman and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., both of the R&D platform Bio4Energy Biopolymers and Biochemical Conversion Technologies.

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Seminar: Accelerated Breeding of Aspen, 27 OctoberBio4Energy Poplar PlantationBio4Energy poplar plantation in southern Sweden. Photo by Henrik Böhlénius.Researchers on the R&D platforms Bio4Energy Feedstock and Bio4Energy Biopolymers and Biochemical Conversion Technologies are organising this seminar in connection with a thesis defence on the pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulose: Formation and effects of pseudolignin.

Time: from 1 to 4 p.m.

Place: Chemical-biological Building of Umeå University, room KB2C5, Umeå, Sweden

Programme
1 p.m.          Welcome, Hannele Tuominen
1:10-1:35     Bioprocessing of aspen, Leif Jönsson
1:35-2:00     Recalcitrance of aspen wood in bioprocessing, Sacha Escamez
2:00-2:10     Short break with coffee
2:10-2:35     Progress with the SwAsp genotyping, Nat Street
2:35-3:00     Silviscan analysis of aspen, Sven-Olof Lundqvist
3:00-4:00     General discussion

Bio4Energy contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bio4Energy Feedstock/Umeå Plant Science Centre

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SP Processum - Bio4Energy Membership & Industrial Network Seminar, 26 October 2016B4E SP Proc Ind Ntwk 211014 063SP Processum and Bio4Energy joint study visit to an Industrial Demonstration Unit for biomass torrefaction at Holmsund, Sweden. Torrefaction is a form of biomass pre-treatment by roasting. Photo by Anna Strom.Once again SP Processum and Bio4Energy will co-host a seminar for the SP Processum member companies and the Bio4Energy Industrial Network.

The theme of the day is a question: How, jointly, can we strengthen our position as a leading biorefinery region further still?

Time: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Place: SP Processum, Hörneborgsvägen 10, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

Registration: This seminar is by invitation. Please register by responding to the invitation you receive as an SP Processum member company or a representative of the Bio4Energy Industrial Network.

A programme for the day will be circulated in our networks early autumn 2016.

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

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Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting, 25 October 2016
IMG 4502"And these are our new R&D platforms..." A snapshot from the 'Bio4Energy 2' Kick-off Event at Skellefteå, Sweden, in February. Photo by Bio4Energy.The Autumn 2016 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting will follow up on the February 2016 Kick-off Event to announce Bio4Energy's second programme period. Then and there, Bio4Energy's new or updated research and development platforms were introduced, along with a new programme management. In total 80 peoplesenior and junior researchers, students and support staffcame to make the event a golden opportunity for learning and networking.

Now that introductions are done, the 25 October Researchers' Meeting will be down to business and discussions on how, building the foundation of solid partnership between the member organisations and their international collaborators, to put the unique knowledge base and R&D infrastructure to use for biorefinery scientists around the world and make it a locomotive for Swedish biorefinery development. For remember:

Bio4Energy develops methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainble biorefinery  
From Seed to Advanced Fuels and Chemicals

This event is free of charge for Bio4Energy researchers, but registration is required. The Bio4Energy management and Steering Group invite all Bio4Energy researchers to sign up!

Time: 11 a.m. -  6 p.m., followed by an optional dinner

Place: Väven P5, Storgatan 46 A, Umeå, Sweden

Theme: Bio4Energy Strategic Research Projects

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

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Swedish Energy Association Conference 2016, 23-24 AugustAkkats power station Credit LTULuleå University of Technology (LTU), Umeå University and Swedish energy utility Vattenfall will be hosting a conference on the transformation of the energy systems of Sweden and neighbouring countries. Research and development, innovation, politics will be discussed at this topically broad conference aiming to find out how to speed the transition to a sustainable society, starting with the energy system.

Place: Luleå, Sweden

Bio4Energy contact: Conference coordinator is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., professor at the LTU and member of the R&D platform Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy.

New as of 8 August: Detailed conference programme

Press and media: Invitation to attend.