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Bio4Energy Feedstock Pre-processing

  • A comparative study of chemical treatment by MgCl2, ZnSO4, ZnCl2, and KOH on physicochemical properties and acetaminophen adsorption performance...

    dos Reis G, Guy M, Mathieu M, Jebrane M, Lima EC, Thyrel M, Dotto GL, Larsson SH. 2022. A comparative study of chemical treatment by MgCl2, ZnSO4, ZnCl2, and KOH on physicochemical properties and acetaminophen adsorption performance of biobased porous materials from tree bark residues. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 642, 128626. June 

  • Application of biowaste generated by the production chain of pitaya fruit (Hylocereus undatus) as an efficient adsorbent for removal of naproxen in water

    Franco DSP, da Boit Martinello K, Georgin J. et al. 2022. Application of biowaste generated by the production chain of pitaya fruit (Hylocereus undatus) as an efficient adsorbent for removal of naproxen in waterEnviron Sci Pollut Res. 2 February
  • Bio4Energy Feedstock Pre-processing

    pretreatment_fractionation_600Scientists on the research platform Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing design technology to provide well-defined, fractionated biomass for further upgrading. Photo used with permission.

    Bio4Energy Feedstock Pre-processing
     is a leader in the area of research on:

    • Transformation of forest biomass and organic waste to industrial feedstock;
    • Torrefaction or roasting as a method to pre-treat woody materials for use in the production of heat, electricity or fuel;
    • Spectroscopic on-line analysis for efficient characterisation and quality-assurance of bio-based industrial streams and;
    • Use of by-products of municipal operations/utilities (flue gas and waste water) in pilot-scale algae production.


    Platform leader
     as of 1 January 2018 is professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., taking over from associate professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Both are affiliated with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå, Sweden.

    The following researchers are part of Bio4Energy Feedstock Pre-processing

    Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology,
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    , Umeå, SE
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    SLU, K2 006

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    SLU, K2 206

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 90 786 8790 SLU, K2 018
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    Mikael Thyrel


    +46 90 786 8774
    +46 72 544 2306

    SLU, K2 010


    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               +46 660 16 5223  Valmet Fiber Technology
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 90 786 8178,
    +46 76 790 0057
     
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   SLU Biomass Technology
    Centre, Röbäcksdalen, Umeå
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    Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry,
    Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
       
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    +46 70 239 1133

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  • Bio4Enery Going Strong: New Scientists, Collaborations

    Collage 170622Bio4Energy researchers and advanced students met at Umeå, Sweden, 16 June. Photos by Anna Strom ©2022. Bio4Energy scientists and advanced students met at Umeå, Sweden, ready to form new research collaborations. 

    Bio4Energy's most recent platform leader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., opened up for collaboration with Environment and Nutrient Recycling; and with his team presenting new lines of research.

    New Bio4Energy researchers, bringing the membership count to 225, took the stage; pitching and matching.

    The research environment is stronger than ever, taking its collaborations, as well as own education and training to new levels.

    Moreover, expect news in terms of Bio4Energy's outreach and online presence to follow in the third or fourth quarter of this year.

  • Chemical profiling of the Arctic sea lettuce Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta) mass-cultivated on land under controlled conditions for food applications

    Roleda MY, Lage L, Aluwini DF, Rebours C, Brurberg MB, Nitschke U, Gentili FG. 2021. Chemical profiling of the Arctic sea lettuce Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta) mass-cultivated on land under controlled conditions for food applications. Food Chemistry 341(Part 1):127999. 30 March
  • Facile Synthesis of Sustainable Biomass-Derived Porous Biochars as Promising Electrode Materials for High-Performance Supercapacitor Applications

    Lima RMAP, dos Reis GS, Thyrel M, Alcaraz-Espinoza JJ, Larsson SH, de Oliveira HP. 2022. Facile Synthesis of Sustainable Biomass-Derived Porous Biochars as Promising Electrode Materials for High-Performance Supercapacitor ApplicationsNanomaterials.12(5):866
  • Fate of active pharmaceutical ingredients in a northern high-rate algal pond fed with municipal wastewater

    Lindberg RH, Namazkar Sh, Lage S, Östman M, Gojkovic Z, Funk F, Gentili FG, Tysklind M. 2021. Fate of active pharmaceutical ingredients in a northern high-rate algal pond fed with municipal wastewater. Chemosphere 271, 129763. May
  • Flexible supercapacitors of biomass-based activated carbon-polypyrrole on eggshell membranes

    Simões dos Reis G, Pinheiro Lima RMA, Larsson SH, Subramaniyam CM, Dinh VM, Thyrel M, Pequeno de Oliveira H. 2021. Flexible supercapacitors of biomass-based activated carbon-polypyrrole on eggshell membranesJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 106155. 3 August
  • Hardwood spent mushroom substrate-based activated biochar as a sustainable bioresource for removal of emerging pollutants from wastewater

    Grimm A, dos Reis GS, Dinh VM, Larsson SH, Mikkola J-P, Lima EC, Xiong Sh. 2022. Hardwood spent mushroom substrate-based activated biochar as a sustainable bioresource for removal of emerging pollutants from wastewater. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. In press
  • Industry-Academy Project to Map Availability of Forest Residues, Focusing on Conifer Needles for Chemical Production — Video

    NorwaySpruce AnnaStrom2021A new EU-funded project will map the availability of residue from forestry operations, such as treetops and branches, in the Swedish and Finnish parts of the Botnia-Atlantica Region. Photo by Anna Strom©2021.A large project to map the availability of forestry residues, with a focus on conifer needles as feedstock for chemical production, has kicked off thanks to funding from the European Union and regions involved in Sweden and Finland.

    Bio4Energy researcher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. leads a section of the work focused on mapping of availability and creating new value chains—or ways of handling the collection of left-over treetops and branches in coniferous forest and of transporting them to industrial facilities for processing, as well as schematising possible end uses.

    Biofuel Region, a membership-based organisation in northern Sweden, leads this sub project of an EU project called Botnia Atlantica, under the European Regional Development Fund.

    “We want to know what is required for taking out the forestry residues [from the forest] for the purpose of turning them into chemicals. Today, the sector is not adapted for this”, Athanassiadis told Bio4Energy Communications. He is a scientist on the research and development platform Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy and affiliated with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

    “If we find that there is considerable value [to be gained] from the forest residues, the production chain will be adapted. For instance, it may be necessary to take the forestry residues out before the timber, since especially the needles need to be taken out fresh to have their value conserved”, he said.

    The project relies on the assumption that the needles of coniferous trees, such as spruce and pine, contain valuable substances that, by means of extraction and processing, could be turned into high-value chemicals. These could be platform or specialty chemicals, for use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, dietary supplements, foams, coatings or even bio-based plastics.

  • Microalgae biomass as a sustainable precursor to produce nitrogen-doped biochar for efficient removal of emerging pollutants from aqueous media

    González-Hourcade M, Simões dos Reis G, Grimm A, Dinh V, Lima E, Larsson S, Gentili F. 2022. Microalgae biomass as a sustainable precursor to produce nitrogen-doped biochar for efficient removal of emerging pollutants from aqueous media. Journal of Cleaner Production. March
  • Microalgal growth, nitrogen uptake and storage, and dissolved oxygen production in a polyculture based-open pond fed with municipal wastewater in northern Sweden

    Sandra Lage S, Andrea Toffolo A, Francesco G. Gentili FG. 2021. Microalgal growth, nitrogen uptake and storage, and dissolved oxygen production in a polyculture based-open pond fed with municipal wastewater in northern SwedenChemosphere 276, 130122.
  • Pelleting torrefied biomass at pilot-scale–Quality and implications for co-firing

    Agar DA, Rudolfsson M, Lavergne S, Melkior Th, Da Silva Perez D, Dupont C, Campargue M, Kalén G, Larsson SH. 2021. Pelleting torrefied biomass at pilot-scale–Quality and implications for co-firing. Renewable Energy Volume 178, 766-774. November
  • Phase transitions involving Ca – The most abundant ash forming element – In thermal treatment of lignocellulosic biomass

    Thyrel M, Backman R, Boström D, Skyllberg U, Lestander TA. 2021. Phase transitions involving Ca–The most abundant ash forming element–In thermal treatment of lignocellulosic biomassFuel 285, 119054. 1 February
  • Preparation and Application of Efficient Biobased Carbon Adsorbents Prepared from Spruce Bark Residues for Efficient Removal of Reactive Dyes and Colors from Synthetic Effluents

    dos Reis GS, Larsson SH, Thyrel M, Pham TN, Claudio Lima E, de Oliveira HP, Dotto GL. 2021. Preparation and Application of Efficient Biobased Carbon Adsorbents Prepared from Spruce Bark Residues for Efficient Removal of Reactive Dyes and Colors from Synthetic EffluentsCoatings 11(7):772. 27 June
  • Preparation of hybrids of wood sawdust with 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane

    Teixeira RA, Lima EC, Benetti  AD, Thue PS, Cunha MR, Cimirro NFGM, Sher F, Dehghani MH, dos Reis GS, Dotto GL. 2021. Preparation of hybrids of wood sawdust with 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane. Application as an adsorbent to remove Reactive Blue 4 dye from wastewater effluentsJournal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 125, 141-152. August
  • Process parameters optimization, characterization, and application of Norway spruce bark-KOH activated graphitic biochars for efficient azo dye adsorption

    Guy M, Mathieu M, Anastopoulos I, Martínez MG, Rousseau F, Dotto GL, de Oliveira HP, Lima EC, Thyrel M, Larsson SH, dos Reis GS. 2022. Process parameters optimisation, characterisation, and application of Norway spruce bark-KOH activated graphitic biochars for efficient azo dye adsorption. Molecules27(2), 45611 January

  • Shiitake cultivation as biological preprocessing of lignocellulosic feedstocks–Substrate changes in crystallinity, syringyl/guaiacyl lignin and degradation

    Chen F, Martín C, Lestander TA, Grimm A, Xiong Sh. 2022. Shiitake cultivation as biological preprocessing of lignocellulosic feedstocks–Substrate changes in crystallinity, syringyl/guaiacyl lignin and degradation-derived by-productsBioresource Technology 344, Part B, 126256. January
  • Spent mushroom substrates for ethanol production – effect of chemical and structural factors on enzymatic saccharification and ethanolic fermentation of Lentinula edodes-pretreated hardwood

    Chen F, Xiong Sh, Gandla ML, Stagge S, Martín C. 2021. Spent mushroom substrates for ethanol production – effect of chemical and structural factors on enzymatic saccharification and ethanolic fermentation of Lentinula edodes-pretreated hardwoodBioresource Technology 126381. 20 November
  • The impact of using different wood qualities and wood species on chips produced using a novel type of pilot drum chipper

    Gard Timmerfors J, Salehi H, Larsson SH, Sjölund T, Jönsson LJ. The impact of using different wood qualities and wood species on chips produced using a novel type of pilot drum chipperNordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal 36(2): 214-226. 3 March