- Written by Anna Strom
Bio4Energy researchers will kick off three new projects next month designed, respectively, to make carbonised lignin materials, and chemicals from carbon dioxide and electricity, as well as to create knowledge on nutrient interactions with heavy metal content in biomass ash used as fertilizer.
This week, the prestigious Swedish Research Council announced its decision fund them, along with 322 other top-of-the-line fundamental research projects nationally, on the back of its annual call for proposals on Science and Technology.
All three projects run over four years. Each are at the leading-edge of bio-based research, expected to pave the way for industrial innovation. In Bio4Energy, they are under the supervision of scientists on two different R&D platforms: Bio4Energy Biopolymers and Biochemical Conversion Technologies and Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling.
Multi-scale carbonised Lignin Nano Materials with Tailored Structure for High Electrochemical Capacitance (Carbon Lignin) - Kristiina Oksman
Electricity-driven Microbial Symbiosis for the Production of Complex CO2-neutral Chemicals - Ulrika Rova, Kerstin Ramser, Magnus Sjöblom, Paul Christakopoulos
- A fourth projects granted was reported to Bio4Energy just ahead of publishing this new item*: Ewa Mellerowicz, Bio4Energy Feestock, will receive funds to carry out her project Novel Signalling Pathways from Secondary Cell Walls.