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Bio4Energy Research Environment

  • Bio4Energy Year of 2019

                                   After the rain: Oak leaves drying in the sunshine. Photo by Anna Strom©2020.The year of 2019 were one of the most productive for the research environment Bio4Energy since the start in 2010. This included not only technical research and innovations, but also efforts were stepped up to check the feasibility of introducing those latter on the market, using system analysis.

    The invention of entirely fossil-free green petrol and diesel received massive media attention that started at the first Bio4Energy press release in 2018 and continued throughout the year 2019 and into 2020.

    A first-ever webinar series by Bio4Energy and partner programmes at Umeå University, Sweden, informed stakeholders around the world about the latest advances in R&D pertaining to Sustainable Cities and Circular Bioeconomy.

    Finally, Bio4Energy prepared to change leadership, with a new management troika taking over the reins 1 January 2020. Efforts got off the ground to prepare for a possible third programme period of Bio4Energy.

    Bio4Energy’s second five-year mandate is set to end 31 December 2020.

  • Happy Summer from Bio4Energy

    Bio4Energy bids its researchers, members of the Industrial Network, Board and Steering Group—as well as all stakeholders and followers—a happy summer; or winter if you are in the Southern Hemisphere.

    While many of the Bio4Energy members are officially on summer holidays until mid-August, we can be contacted for urgent matters viaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. throughout.

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    The first half of 2020 has been like no other year, with events having to move online and important trips being cancelled. Despite this, the Bio4Energy members have adapted and kept working from their private homes or with safety precautions taken while carrying out essential laboratory duties.


    Bio4Energy's management and communications would like to say thank you very much and to keep up the good work!


    For now, the Autumn 2020 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting is planned to be an on-location event, 13-14 October at Skellefteå, Sweden.

  • Season's Greetings from Bio4Energy

    Delsjon2 AnnaStrom2018 400When the ice will not quite settle on the lake: Season's Greetings from Bio4Energy of Sweden. Photo by Anna Strom© 2018.Bio4Energy wants to thank its researchers, industrial network and stakeholders for a wonderfully productive and exciting year of 2018. In the new year of 2019, we look forward to cooperating even more closely with our strategic partners, among them RISE Processum and Piteå Science Park/Botnia BioIndustries Cluster, and with our newly created Bio4Energy Advisory Board of representatives of industry, research institutes and the Swedish government.

    In spring, we expect to host events for our researchers and Advisory Board, as well as a session at the BioBase 2019 Conference, in June. We greatly look forward to the launch of the third edition of Systems' Perspectives on Bioresources, one of two generic courses in the Bio4Energy Graduate School for PhD students and postdoctoral researchersinterested in biorefinery based on woody matter or organic waste. Biorefinery Pilot Research, Bio4Energy's popular Graduate School Course on biorefinery pilot and demonstration facilities and bio-based innovations, will start again in spring 2020.

    So from all of us, to all of you:

    Happy New Year!