Two PhD Students in Energy Engineering: Pyrolysis Processes for Biochar Production

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The Division of Energy Sciences at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) has two open PhD positions in the subject of Energy Engineering. Your research studies will involve the development of pyrolysis processes for biochar production for various applications (e.g. for steel production).

Background
The subject of Energy Engineering at the Division of Energy Sciences belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics. At the subject of Energy Engineering we work closely with companies/industries in both research and student projects. The research conducted has high international standards, and we collaborate with researchers around the world.

Subject description
Energy engineering includes the development of technologies and processes for a sustainable energy supply. The research focuses on bioenergy technologies and energy efficiency in industry and society.

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Research Institute Doctoral Student 2015

SSF logoResearch Institute Doctoral Student 2015 (PhD student, Ed's note)

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) announces SEK 20 million in a national call for research institute doctoral students. Each grant in the programme provides funding for research and postgraduate studies for a doctoral student who is employed at a Swedish research institute, in collaboration between industry and academia. The grant runs for four to five years and shall result in a doctorate (Ph.D.). SSF expects to fund eight projects at SEK 2.5 million each (including indirect costs) in this call for proposals.

Introduction
Research institutes play an important role in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and technology in society. According to its statutes, SSF shall foster the development of strong research environments with high strategic relevance, support postdoctoral studies and collaboration between academia and industry, and promote the international mobility of researchers between universities, institutes and companies. SSF has two existing programmes that contribute to these goals: Strategic Mobility (SM) and Industry Doctoral Student (ID). A new programme being launched by SSF, Research Institute Doctoral Student (FID), aims at supporting doctoral students active at research institutes. Calls for grants under these three programmes are planned to be issued annually at intervals of six months (FID) in the autumn and SM + ID in the spring). When the programmes are fully implemented, they will fund some 32 doctoral students active at the 30 or so research institutes in Sweden that pursue research in SSF’s main fields: engineering, medicine and natural sciences.

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SP Technical Institute of Sweden Seeks Researchers in Chemistry, Materials

Bio4Energy counts several researchers based at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. Here we publish a call for applications by the SP mother organisation.
The SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden conducts the widest range of SP Science-Partner
research of any institute in Sweden. The Group employs 1,300 people who develop and provide technologies for more than 10,000 customers. Would you like to join the SP? Register your CV in its "speculative application" database. 

The SP's work spans most areas of technology–from food to fire technology. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to work independently, while having access to a vast network of international contacts. You will also be able to develop research ideas. The SP acts as a bridge between academic and industrial research.

SP Group expanding

The SP will be seeking new employees over the next few years. It will be looking for creative engineers, chemists and biologists, whether just starting out or greatly experienced. People with a broader profile for the SP's interdisciplinary projects and activities, for example within architecture and social sciences, are also encouraged to submit their CV.

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Register your CV in our speculative application database by clicking on the "Apply Now" ("Sök tjänsten") button on this page.

The SP Group consists of the parent company SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and subsidiaries SP Process Development, SP Processum, AstaZero, CBI Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, SMP Swedish Machinery Testing Institute, Glafo, the Glass Research Institute, JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.

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