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Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy

  •  Ny utvärderingsmodell för mer hållbara städer

    Bio4Energy at Umeå University: Ny utvärderingsmodell för mer hållbara städer, Svensk Fastighetsutveckling
  • "Vill bidra till hållbart samhälle"

  • 1.Advanced High-Strength Steel and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Body in White for Passenger Cars

    Shanmugam K, Venkataramana G, Yadav P, Athanassiadis D, Tysklind M, Upahyayula VKK. 2019. Advanced High-Strength Steel and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Body in White for Passenger Cars: Environmental Performance and Sustainable Return on Investment under Different Propulsion Modes. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. January
  • A knowledge-based perspective on system weaknesses in technological innovation systems

    Frishammar J, Söderholm P, Hellsmark H, Mossberg J. 2019. A knowledge-based perspective on system weaknesses in technological innovation systems. Science and Public Policy, 46(1), 55-70. 1 February
  • A spatial-explicit price impact analysis of increased biofuel production on forest feedstock markets: A scenario analysis for Sweden

    Ouraich I,  Wetterlund E, Forsell N, Lundmark R. 2018. A spatial-explicit price impact analysis of increased biofuel production on forest feedstock markets: A scenario analysis for Sweden. Biomass and Bioenergy, 119, 364-380. December
  • Academy–Industry Collaboration to Identify ‘Sustainable’ Biofuel for Shipping in Arctic – Video

    Dalia FORMASDalia Abdelfattah Yacout has done nothing but to show her front feet since joining Bio4Energy as a student in 2018. This year she starts her own major research project on finding a sustainable type of biofuel for shipping in the Arctic. Photo used with permission.A young Bio4Energy scientist has won funds for identifying an alternative solution to using fossil fuels for shipping in the Arctic, and for renewable fuel from bio-based waste to replace these former.

    Funding body Formas Research Council decided to grant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a three-year project to select and promote a biofuel with low environmental and climate change footprint, made from waste from pulp and paper industry, for the purpose of use in shipping in the Arctic region. Abdelfattah, researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, will do so in collaboration with a regional biofuel producer and a couple of senior scientists from Umeå University, Sweden.

    If scaled up and implemented, the design is intended to tackle pollution and climate change in the Arctic region, while helping to solve the pulp and paper industry’s problem of excessive waste, as well as providing jobs for the production and transport of advanced biofuel.

    The team will concentrate on investigating two existing routes of making biofuel by so-called thermochemical conversion. One draws on tall oil for the production of biodiesel and the other on sludge from the pulp and paper industry to make bioethanol.

    “These fuels are already used in cars, but we are going to assess whether they can also be used in shipping”, said Abdelfattah.

    In fact, the team will start by laying bare the environmental impacts of the two production routes across a number of indicators in a way that has not been done before, Abdelfattah said. Climate change and eutrophication effects will be considered. Cost-benefit analyses will be performed and offered to industrial stakeholders as guidance and, finally, social impacts calculated.

  • An evaluation of different climate matrices used in biomass energy research

    An evaluation of different climate matrices used in biomass energy research. 2019. Book chapter in, Current technologies in biotechnology and bioengineering. Elsevier.
  • Assessment of forest-based biofuels for Arctic marine shipping

    Yacout Abdelfattah DMM, Tysklind M, Upadhyayula VKK. 2021. Assessment of forest-based biofuels for Arctic marine shipping. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 174,105763. November
  • Assessment of the environmental impact of polymeric membrane production

    Yadav P, Ismail N, Essalhi M, Tysklind M, Athanassiadis D, Tavajohi N. 2021. Assessment of the environmental impact of polymeric membrane production. Journal of Membrane Science 622, 18987. March
  • 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 (Stadshotellet)


    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 researcher, please mark the date and expect more information to arrive in your inbox in the coming month.


    We look forward to seeing you at Skellefteå!

    The Bio4Energy Programme Managers and Communications

  • Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy

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    The Bio4Energy platform for System Analysis and Bioeconomy conducts research in the following areas of activity:

    • Use of process integration methods to optimise plant energy and material flows;

     

    • Techno-economic assessments;

     

    • Application of life-cycle analysis (LCA) for environmental assessments;

     

    • Policy design and implementation, regulatory issues, market dynamics and innovation diffusion and adaptation, as well as;

     

    • Spatial modelling of cost-effective production plant localisations. (This implies efforts to minimise the cost of the entire system being studied, taking into account costs and revenues for feedstock outtake, terminal handling and transportation, production plants, transportation and delivery of final products, sales of co-products and economic policy instruments.)

     

    Platform leader is professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., taking over from his department colleague professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Luleå University of Technology in June 2019.

    The following researchers are part of the Bio4Energy research and development platform for System Analysis and Bioeconomy:

    Luleå University of Technology (LTU),
    Luleå, Sweden
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 92 049 1307 LTU: Energy Sciences, E134; Bio4Energy f3 Centre Board Member
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    Elisabeth Wetterlund, Bio4Energy 
    Deputy Programme Manager
    +46 92 049 1056 LTU: Energy Sciences; Bio4Energy f3 Centre Coordinator
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Energy Sciences
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Energy Sciences
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 92 049 3416 LTU: Energy Sciences, E149
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   LTU: Energy Sciences
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    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Energy Sciences
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 92 049 2346 LTU: Natural Resource Economics, Economics Unit, A420
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Economics Unit
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 92 049 2078 LTU: Social Sciences, A416
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    Umeå University (UmU), Umeå, Sweden    
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UmU: Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE)
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   SLU: CERE
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    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UMU: CERE
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UmU: Department of Chemistry
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UmU: Department of Chemistry
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Department of Chemistry
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UmU: Sustainable Resources & Innovation Platform (SRI Platform)
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   SRI Platform
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Yacout +46 73 067 3362 SRI Platform / Affliated with SLU Uppsala, Sweden, from 180321
         
    Swedish University of Agricultural
    Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden
       
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 90 786 8304 SLU: Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
  • Bio4Energy-funded Projects Promoting Excellence, Collaboration Focus of Event

    Audience 210518 2 420Twice a year, the Bio4Energy scientists meet as a group to exchange ideas. Photo by Bio4Energy (archives).Bio4Energy offers its scientists the possibility to apply for so-called Strategic Funds to finance projects on new lines of research that are likely to advance the frontiers of science. The projects also have to promote collaboration between researchers from different disciplines or organisations; including universities, institutes and industry tied to the research environment.

    Today’s Bio4Energy Researchers’ Meeting, a biannual event for the research programme within the environment, learnt about projects enabled by those funds.

  • Bioenergy Solutions in Africa

    Bio4Energy at Umeå University: Bioenergy Solutions in Africa, Bioenergy Insight Magazine
  • Biomass-based gas use in Swedish iron and steel industry -- Supply chain and process integration considerations

    Nwachukwu CM, Toffolo A, Wetterlund E. 2020. Biomass-based gas use in Swedish iron and steel industry -- Supply chain and process integration considerations. Renewable Energy 146, 2797-2811. February
  • Combining expansion in pulp capacity with production of sustainable biofuels – Techno-economic and greenhouse gas emissions assessment of drop-in fuels from black liquor part-streams

    Jafri Y, Wetterlund E, Mesfun S, Rådberg H, Mossberg J, Hulteberg Ch, Furusjö E. 2020. Combining expansion in pulp capacity with production of sustainable biofuels – Techno-economic and greenhouse gas emissions assessment of drop-in fuels from black liquor part-streams. Applied Energy, 279, 115879. 1 December
  • Comparative environmental assessment of end-of-life carbonaceous water treatment adsorbents

    Kozyatnyk I, Yacout DMM, Van Caneghem J, Jansson J. 2020. Comparative environmental assessment of end-of-life carbonaceous water treatment adsorbents. Bioresource Technology, Online 23 January
  • Comparative environmental assessment of end-of-life carbonaceous water treatment adsorbents

    Kozyatnyk I, Yacout DMM, Van Caneghem J, Jansson S. 2020. Comparative environmental assessment of end-of-life carbonaceous water treatment adsorbents. Bioresource Technology, 302, 122866
  • Conference: Flera filer mot framtidens drivmedel, Stockholm, Sweden

    Konferensen samarrangeras årligen av Energimyndigheten och f3 Svenskt kunskapscentrum för förnybara drivmedel inom ramen för samverkansprogrammet Förnybara drivmedel och system.
  • Course Opening for Students, Industry Wanting to Place Bio-based Innovations in System Perspective

    B4E students AnnaStromBio4Energy young researchers present their ideas for new courses in the Bio4Energy Graduate School, at Skellefteå, Sweden in May 2019. Photo by Bio4Energy.Systems’ Perspectives on Biomass Resources – one of the two generic course in the Bio4Energy Graduate School for PhD and postdoctoral researchers – is set to kick off at Luleå, Sweden, in October.

    The course gives an overview of methods and tools to assess the efficiency of a nascent bio-based technology from an environmental and economic perspective, and as part of the mix of technologies already on the market. It also comes with a project assignment, designed to give participants hands-on experience of applying system analysis in some form.

    “The purpose of this course is to place technology-based research in perspective so that the student [specialised in a certain niche of biorefinery research] gains an understanding of the way in which his or her work fits into a larger, societal perspective,” said course coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    “We want to give them methods and tools for that”, professor Lundmark added.

    Systems’ Perspectives on Biomass Resources is open to PhD and postdoctoral researchers interested in biorefinery, as well as representatives of industry. See below the Bio4Energy flyer for this third edition of the course. The deadline for applications is 27 September this year.

    “The expectation on those who enrol is active participation. They will be asked to bring their own research or subject of interest into the course. For instance, they can select a project they are already working on and apply system analysis to that”, Lundmark said.

  • Drop-in Fuels from Black Liquor Part Streams--Bridgning the Gap between Short and Long-term Technology Tracks

    Wetterlund E et al. 2020. Drop-in Fuels from Black Liquor Part Streams—Bridgning the Gap between Short and Long-term Technology Tracks. Report hosted by the f3 Swedish Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels