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Bio4Energy Feedstock Pre-processing

  • 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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    - Feng Chen
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     Firoz Shah

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    Mikael Thyrel

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    Centre, Röbäcksdalen, Umeå
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    Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry,
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  • Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting

    Rowan AnnaStrom2021The Winter 2021 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting is announced.

    When: 2 December, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Where: Skellefteå, Sweden


    This is a biannual event, open to all Bio4Energy researchers and students. Here is where we share news and information on ongoing research projects and upcoming calls for research proposals. This time around, also expect news on what is being done to secure a future for the Bio4Energy Research Environment beyond the year of 2022. 

    For the first time in a couple of years, we are able to offer an event on location. If you are a Bio4Energy researchers, please mark the date and expect more information to arrive in your inbox in the coming months.


    We look forward to seeing you at Skellefteå,

    The Bio4Energy Programme Managers and Communications

  • 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
  • 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.