Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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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    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Energy Sciences
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 92 049 3416 LTU: Energy Sciences, E149
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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
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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
         
    Umeå University (UmU), Umeå, Sweden    
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   UmU: Department of Chemistry
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    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +46 73 067 3362 Department of Chemistry
         
    Swedish University of Agricultural
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    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
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  • Konferensen samarrangeras årligen av Energimyndigheten och f3 Svenskt kunskapscentrum för förnybara drivmedel inom ramen för samverkansprogrammet Förnybara drivmedel och system.
  • Skotare T, Nilsson D, Xiong Sh, Galadi P, Trygg J. 2019. Joint and Unique Multiblock Analysis for integration and calibration transfer of NIR instruments. Analytical Chemistry, 13 February
  • Lundmark R, Forsell N, Leduc S, Lundgren J, Ouraich I, Pettersson K, Wetterlund E. 2018. Report: Large-scale implementation of biorefineries: New value chains, products and efficient biomass feedstock utilisation. Lulea University of Technology, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. Online 26 June
  • Carvalho L, Lundgren J, Wetterlund E, Wolf J, Furusjö E. 2017. Methanol production via black liquor co-gasification with expanded raw material base – Techno-economic assessmentf3 Centre Report 2017:14. 
  • RobLundmark LTUx400Economist Robert Lundmark will be heading the R&D platform Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy. Photo by courtesy of the Luleå University of Technology.The research and development platform Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy has a new leader.

    In so doing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., professor of Economics at the Luleå University of Technology, is taking over the reins of an all-important entity in Bio4Energy—made up of 30 researchers at three universities—whose members have the responsibility to assess whether the R&D carried out by the rest of the research environment are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

    “You could say that our role is to highlight results from the other Bio4Energy platforms [that develop biorefinery technologies] and put them in a system’s context. Conversely, we put research questions and are able to suggest avenues of research for the other platforms. It is give and take”, Lundmark said.

    Unlike his colleague and predecessor, LTU professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lundmark is an economist, but with a focus on natural resources.

    “My focal area is the interface between forest and energy issues, assessing the cost of various uses of forest raw materials and bioenergy”.

    Having clinched his PhD at LTU in northern Sweden, Lundmark went onto undertake postdoctoral studies at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Northern Sweden wanted him back, however. Lundmark became senior lecturer at the university from which he had graduated, promoted in 2011 to be a professor.

    He has been part of Bio4Energy from the start in 2010, and was a member of the previous Process Integration Platform, for the first five years.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on the same R&D platform but at Umeå University, will second him and be a coordinator for platform researchers based at Umeå.

  • Mandova H, Leduc S, Wang C, Wetterlund E, Patrizio P, Gale W, Kraxner F. 2018. Possibilities for CO2 emission reduction using biomass in European integrated steel plants. Biomass and Bioenergy, 115, 231-243. August
  • Patrizio et al. 2018. Reducing US coal emissions can boost employment. Joule 2, 1-16. 19 December
  • Shanmugam K, Baroth A, Nande S, Yacout DMM, Tysklind M, Upadhyayula VKK. 2019. Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Operating Compressed Biomethane (CBM) Transit Buses in Cities of Developing Nations: A Case Study. Sustainability, 11(15), 4190
  • Söderholm P, Frishammar J. 2018. Statens roll vid grön omställning genom aktiv industripolitik: Technical report, PM 2018/10. May
  • Hansson J, Hellsmark H, Söderholm P, Lönnqvist T. 2018. Styrmedel för framtidens bioraffinaderier: En innovationspolitisk analys av styrmedel i utvalda länder. Report: Renewable Fuels and Systems, February
  • RL EW L S BiorefineryRobert Lundmark and Elisabeth Wetterlund of Bio4Energy are two of the authors behind a new report saying that large-scale biorefinery operations could be added in Sweden without major increases in the price of wood. Photo by Ted Karlsson, Luleå University of Technology.A new review report named Large-Scale Implementation of Biorefineries says that biorefinery—operations for making advanced biofuels and “green” chemicals—can be rolled out on a large scale in Sweden without jeopardising the production of traditional wood products or bringing substantial increases in the cost of raw materials from the forest.

    “These are interesting findings in that we see that there is scope in Sweden for adding new large-scale biorefineries”, said the study lead author, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Bio4Energy.

    “We do not see that the price of feedstock would be forced upwards to any great extent”, he added.

    Lundmark is one of Bio4Energy’s research leaders at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) specialising in system analysis and bioeconomyand the report a review of a number of modelling studies designed to advise policy-makers and industrialists on options for, and implications of, expanding biorefinery production. The review study itself is a collaboration between Bio4Energy at the LTU, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

  • Söderholm P, Hellsmark H, Frishammar F, Hansson J, Mossberg J, Sandström A. 2019. Technological development for sustainability: The role of network management in the innovation policy mix. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 138, 309-323. January
  • Höltinger S, Baumgartner J, Mikovits C, Schmidt J, Arheimer B, Lindström G, Wetterlund E. The impact of climatic extreme events on the feasibility of fully renewable power systems: a case study for Sweden. engr.Xiv Preprints. 7 November