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|Bio4Energy Research Platforms & Workshops|
Bio4Energy has seven research platforms, each of which corresponds to a link in the biorefinery value chain.
Contact details for Bio4Energy researchers are available for the Environmental, Process Integration, Catalysis and Separation, Biochemical, Pretreatment and Fractionation and Feedstock Platforms by clicking on the respective headers/banners in the box with the designer arrow below.
Upcoming Conferences or Coursework
10th Congress on Catalysis Applied to Fine Chemicals, Turku/Åbo, Finland,
16-19 June 2013
Bio4Energy contact is Jyri-Pekka Mikkola of the B4E Catalysis and Separation Platform.
Spring Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 15-16 May 2013
This meeting is open to all Bio4Energy researchers and will partly coincide with the first course of the Bio4Energy Graduate School. Registration is open until 29 April.
Bio4Energy Graduate School First Course: Biorefinery Pilot Research, Umeå. Sweden, 14-16 May 2013
Registration is open to PhD students in Bio4Energy until 15 April 2013. Post-doctoral student may also submit an expression of interest in attending the course. To register, please send an e-mail to the Bio4Energy graduate school coordinator Ulrika Rova, Luleå University of Technology. The Biorefinery Pilot Research course will be run by Sylvia Larsson of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Seminar by industry-academy Forest Chemistry project, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 April 2013
Fee: Free of charge
Where: Innventia main office, Drottning Kristina väg 61 B,
Registration to: Ing-Mari de Wall, Processum Biorefinery Initiative
Contacts: Lars Josefsson, +46 70 558 7673; Leif Jönsson, +46 90 786 6811; Carl Johan Franzen, +46 31 772 3808
13:00-13:05 Welcome, Lars Josefsson, INEOS Sweden Ltd.
13:05-13:30 The Forest Chemistry VINNOVA project, Clas Engström, Processum Biorefinery Initiative
13:30-14:30 Advanced biofuel solutions: INEOS Bios technology, Graham Rice, INEOS Bio Ltd.
14:30-15:00 An overview of pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis: status and challenges, Leif Jönsson, Umeå University
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-15:50 POLYNOL - Integrated production of polymers and ethanol from f
15:50-16:20 Other fermentation products besides ethanol - status and challenges, Carl Johan Franzén, Chalmers
16:20-17:00 Discussion on possibilities and challenges
Bio4Energy Graduate School Opening Conference – Skellefteå, Sweden, 19-20 March 2013
The Bio4Energy Graduate School will officially begin its works on 19-20 March 2013 with a grand opening conference to be held in Skellefteå. On Day 1, from 10.00 to lunch, keynote lectures will be given by well-known guest speakers, while presentations given by PhD students and post-doctorate student will take up the rest of Day 1 and all of Day 2. PhD students and PostDocs are encouraged to submit their abstracts. The best one will be awarded a Solander prize.
The conference is dedicated in particular to PhD students and PostDocs, who will not pay a fee to attend the conference. This is an opportunity for them to present their research, exchange ideas and knowledge and enhance their own networks. Industrial partners and PhD student supervisors are welcome to attend, but will be charged a fee. The conference will be given annually, and participation in at least two of these conferences will be required for graduation. More information about the conference and abstract submission will be sent out after the Christmas vacation, but in the meanwhile book your calendars!
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 25-27 February 2013
The Chemical Biological Centre (KBC) at Umeå University play host to this meeting which has sessions dedicated to the kind of research that Bio4Energy conducts.
The KBC homepage says: "The meeting aims to strengthen and display our efforts towards research in the renewable energy field that is carried out within several strong research environments and research programmes at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Solar Fuels, Artificial Leaf Project, Bio4Energy, BioImprove and Trees and Crops for the Future".
PhD students who participate with a poster receive 1 ECTS certificate from the KBC Research School, the announcement says.
The Organising Committee is made up of Bio4Energy members Johannes Messinger, Leif Jönsson, Johannes Hanson, Hannele Tuominen and Per Gardeström. Göran Samuelsson is also part of the committee.
UREM 2013 Programme
HighBio2 Seminar: Biomass To Energy And Chemicals, Luleå, Sweden, 16 January 2013
Venue: Luleå University of Technology, Porsön, room E246. Register with Henna Lämpiäinän.
13:15 Opening of the seminar, Ulla Lassi, Professor, University of Oulu / Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
13:30 Modeling of black liquor gasification - current status and comparison with pilot scale experiments, Rikard Gebart, Professor, Division of Energy Science, Luleå University of Technology
14:00 Membrane technology for efficient production of biofuels, Jonas Hedlund, Professor, Division of Sustainable Process Engineering, Luleå University of Technology
14:30 Coffee Break
14:45 Forest Refine - A cross border project for efficient raw material supply to biorefineries, Magnus Matisons, Project Manager - Forest Refine, BioFuel Region
15:05 Pilot Gasifier Producer Gas Analysis and Measurement Arrangements in Sievi Laboratory, Kari Pieniniemi, Researcher, Centria University of Applied Sciences
15:35 Activation of gasification carbon residue for adsorption applications, Sari Kilpimaa, Researcher, University of Oulu
16:05 Catalytic conversion of syngas over CO catalysts, Henrik Romar, Researcher, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius / Ulla Lassi, Professor, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius.
17:00 Closing of the seminar
Bio4Energy Licentiate Lecture: Isolation and Characterisation of Nano-structured Materials, Luleå, Sweden, 4 December 2012
Martha Herrera, Nanostructured materials isolated from bio-residues and their characterisation, Luleå University of Technology, room E632 at 1 p.m..
Integrated Biofuel Production - Policy and Technology, Lund, Sweden, 29 November 2012
Creating a Bio4Energy Graduate School, Skellefteå, Sweden, 21 November 2012
Ulrika Rova of Bio4Energy has been putting together a working group which is to "make concrete plans to implement the entire research school with workshops and courses". To get started she would like for the working group to meet at Skellefteå where discussions will centre around "the coming steps". To join the meeting as a member of the working group, please fill in the doodle that she sent: http://doodle.com/yf7crk5nym2zpcrc.
Workshop on Gasification Modelling, Luleå, Sweden, 21 November 2012
The Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification (SFC) consists of three research nodes that focuses on three different gasification principles. Regardless of gasification principle there are certain aspects of the conversion of fuel particles and gas phase reactions that are the same. However, each gasification principle presents a unique set of challenges for the modelling researcher. This workshop is intended to bring together specialists and engineers with an interest in modelling and to create an environment for the sharing knowledge that hopefully will speed up the development of gasification models. The workshop has two parts, the first focusing on the microscopic details of fuel conversion and the gas phase reactions (sub models). The second targets the macroscopic behavior of the different reactor types (reactor models). The workshop will be made up of presentations and a discussion about the models and sub models.
Workshop dinner. All participants are invited to join a dinner on the evening before the workshop.
08:00–08:30 Introduction and presentation of participants
08:30–09:30 Modelling of fuel particles and gas phase
10:00–12:00 Modelling of fuel particles and gas phase
13:00–14:30 Reactor modelling
15:00–16:30 Reactor modelling
16:30–17:00 Workshop summary and discussion of future work
To register, please send an e-mail to Rikard Gebart, indicating whether you plan to take part in the pre-workshop dinner.
Bio4Energy Disputation on High Flux Zeolite Membranes, Luleå, Sweden, 16 November 2012
Linda Sandström, High Flux Zeolite Membranes for Efficient Production of Biofuels, Luleå University of Technology, 10 a.m. in room C305.
Bioenergy 2012 - Research for a New Generation of Green Products and Chemicals, Piteå, Sweden, 14-15 November 2012
Bio4Energy and the Solander Science Park will be co-hosting a Bioenergy conference at the annual Nolia Energy and Environmental Week. The conference will discuss international front line research on biorefinery and bioenergy made from forest-sourced raw materials or organic waste.
Innovation and the commercialisation of research results will be a special focus of the Energy and Environmental Week which seeks to attract business leaders, industry representatives, policy makers, researchers and those interested in research and innovation aimed at developing tools and methods for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery. Registration will be available by mid September on the Nolia (conference organiser) website.
Workshop on Cellulose Derivatives, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, 13-14 November 2012
The Bio4Energy partner Umeå University is co-organising an international Workshop on
Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives. There was a call for abstracts which closed 31 May
2012. The contact person for scientific abstracts was Ulf Germgård, Karlstad University, Sweden. Sören Back at the Processum Biorefinery Initiative is in charge of communications and marketing of this event. Contacts in Bio4Energy are Ulf Edlund or Stellan Marklund.
UBIOCHEM-III: Sustainable production of fuels/energy, materials & chemicals from biomass, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-3 November 2012
There was a call for scientific abstracts for the 3rd International Workshop on UBIOCHEM that closed 30 June 2012. Enquiries about this may be send to the Workshop Secretariat by e-mail.
The workshop will feature oral and poster presentation according to certain thematic topics. The authors of the accepted contributions will be invited to submit a full manuscript for publication to "Catalysis Today" (Elsevier), following the standard peer-review process of this journal. A CD rom featuering the workshop abstracts will be made available. Contact persons are Kostas Triantafyllidis and Anastasia Zabaniotou, co-chairs of UBIOCHEM-III Workshop. (No e-mail addresses were submitted for these contacts.)
Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting, Skellefteå, Sweden, 8 October 2012
Bio4Energy Environmental Platform Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 20 September 2012
Bioethanol in a Biorefinery Context, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, 23-25 May 2012 -- Students who attended this course may be eligible for academic credit. Please
check your status with the course coordinator/your contact among the organisers.
This was a graduate-level course arranged by the European Integrated Project NEMO in collaboration with BIOREGS, Bio4Energy and Umeå University. The contact person at the hosting institution Processum Biorefinery Initiative was Jennie Söderström, phone number +46 660-75049.