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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
  • A sustainable performance assessment framework for circular management of municipal wastewater treatment plants

    Shanmugam L, Gadhamshetty V, Tysklind M, Bhattacharyya D, Upadhyayula VKK. 2022. A sustainable performance assessment framework for circular management of municipal wastewater treatment plants. Journal of Cleaner Production 339, 130657. 10 March
  • 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
  • Biennial Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics Meeting

    SLU Umea Fredrik SaarkoppelSLU Campus Umeå, Sweden. Photo illustration by Fredrik Saarkoppel.The Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics (SSFE) biennial meeting 2022, will take place November 29 - December 2, 2022 in the city of Umeå in the Swedish county of Västerbotten.

    We invite abstracts for papers via emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., more information below.

    Conference fee includeing all meals and field trip is SEK2500 (€240). Housing will be pre-booked. The cost of a single room is SEK1200 (€113 €) per night. Hotel reservations will be made by the participants.

    We will be able to offer modest financial support towards the conference fee for Ph.D. students presenting papers. The best PhD student presentation will be awarded a prize.

    Deadlines

    Registration opens: 30 August 2022

    Abstract submission: 21 September 2022

    Acceptance of presentation: 6 October 2022

    Registration deadline: 1 November 2022

  • Bio4Energy Part of Nation-wide Effort to Develop Non-fossil Airplane Fuel

    Parked airplane AnnaStrom2021Bio4Energy scientists and members of its Industrial Network are part of Sweden's effort to develop non-fossil airplane fuel. Photo by Anna Strom©2021.This year has seen large-scale effort in Sweden to render possible the creation and development of non-fossil airplane fuel, so-called jet fuel, a press release from the state-run Swedish Energy Agency said. Bio4Energy is part of this effort, both through scientists and members of the Bio4Energy Industrial Network.

    Experts at developing membranes for various industrial processes, are using the microporous solid material zeolite (ZSM-5, to be precise) as a catalyst in the production of bio-based hydrocarbon olefins or petrol from methanol. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., professor at Bio4Energy partner Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and colleagues are developing a process for making heavy hydrocarbons via the catalyst, without intermediate steps, according to a project description. 

    Industrial and institute partners are Haldor Topsoe, RISE Innventia and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

    Meanwhile, the Municipality of Umeå and Biofuel Region, have teamed up to assess needs in terms of policy development and market support mechanisms for rolling out fossil-fuel free fuel use by airlines flying on northern Sweden.

    The project will result in a roadmap for a transition to a sustainable airline industry in the northern part of the country, a project description said. Industrial partners are Swedavia, the company that operates Sweden’s ten busiest airports, along with the membership company RISE Processum and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

  • 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.   Bio4Energy Industrial Network: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
    - 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
    - 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.   RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
    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
    - 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
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Social Sciences
         
    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
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   SLU: CERE
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UMU: CERE
    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UMU: CERE
    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.   Bio4Energy Industrial Network
    - 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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