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Invigning lab hall RISE 01 150922RISE held an inauguration ceremony at Piteå to celebrate a large investment into its biorefinery test-bed environments in Sweden. From left: Magnus Hallberg, RISE; Lotta Finstorp, Norrbotten County; Andreas Lind, Muncipality of Piteå and; Anna Malou Petersson, RISE. Photo by Maria Fäldt.

Bio4Energy partner RISE Research Institutes of Sweden have committed to an investment of SEK350 million in the “coming years” to expand their test-bed environments at Piteå and elsewhere in Sweden. 

“In the coming years, we at RISE will make an additional investment of 350 million kronor to strengthen our range of test beds in biorefinery and establish a world-class centre for upscaling of processes pertaining to a circular bioeconomy”, said Magnus Hallberg, head of division at RISE Bioeconomy and Health, in a press release.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bio4Energy deputy programme manager, attended the inauguration ceremony 15 September.

"This [expansion] will open the door to more exciting strategic collaborations between RISE Piteå and several of the Bio4Energy platforms, so that we can develop even further our knowledge about processing and upgrading of different types of residual streams to renewable fuels, materials and chemicals",  according to Wetterlund, professor at Luleå University of Technology.

"The new and expanded ted-bed activities at RISE are incredibly important to the development, upscaling and industrialisation of different biorefinery processes—for Bio4Energy and for Sweden at large", she said. 

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