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Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing

  • method for differentiating between exogenous and naturally embedded ash in bio-based feedstock by combining ED-XRF and NIR spectroscopy

  • ‘Fantastic Possibility’ to Promote Northern Sweden as Centre of Excellence for Development of Biomass Innovations

    FrancescoGentili Photo by AnnaStromFrancesco Gentili is the new coordinator for Bio4Energy's training course on the pilot and demonstration steps of biomass innovations. Photo by Bio4Energy.As of this year, Francesco Gentilicoordinates Bio4Energy’s flagship course for student researchers and industry representatives on bringing biomass innovations to scale. Biorefinery Pilot Research is about to kick off in its third edition 27-29 August, with a first stop at the Bio4Energypartner RISE Energy Technology Center (RISE ETC) at Piteå.

    Biorefinery Pilot Research is the first of two generic courses in the Bio4Energy Graduate School on the Innovative Use of Biomass. It is a model copy of the Bio4Energy Research Environment, with its unique access to research at the fundamental level and all the way up to demonstration of bio-based technologies on a near industrial scale.

    A researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå, Gentili is an agronomist specialised in the production of algae in northern climates and its upscaling. Since spring 2018, he is a member of the research and development platform Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing.

    Gentili has been the driving spirit behind laboratory-scale research to cultivate microalgae for the use of feedstock in biofuels and “green” chemicals, and the subsequent setting afoot of pilot facilities at Umeå, Sweden, on the premises of a regional energy utility, Umeå Energi.

  • A systematic study of ring-die pellet production from lignocellulosic feedstock

    Agar DA, Rudolfsson M, Kalén G, Campargue M, da Silva Perez D, Larsson SH. 2018. A systematic study of ring-die pellet production from lignocellulosic feedstock. Fuel Processing Technology.180, 47-55. November
  • Activated graphene as a material for supercapacitor electrodes: effects of surface area, pore size distribution and hydrophilicity

    Iakunkov A, Skrypnychuk V, Nordenström A, Shilayeva EA, Korobov M, Prodana M, Enachescu, M, Larsson SH, Talyzin AV. 2019. Activated graphene as a material for supercapacitor electrodes: effects of surface area, pore size distribution and hydrophilicity. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, PCCP, 32. July
  • Bio4Energy Wood 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 Wood 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 associate 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 Wood Pre-processing

    Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology,
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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  • Characterization of fast pyrolysis bio-oil properties by near-infrared spectroscopic data

    Lestander TA, Sandstrom L, Wiinikka H, Ohrman OGW, Thyrel M. 2018. Characterisation of fast pyrolysis bio-oil properties by near-infrared spectroscopic data. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 133, 9-15. August
  • Continuous pilot-scale steam explosion of softwood bark residues

    Averheim A, Thyrel M, Melander O, Larsson SH. 2019. Continuous pilot-scale steam explosion of softwood bark residues. EUBCE 2019 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. May 27-30, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Development and application of a novel cake strength teste

    Salehi Kahrizsangi H, Berry RJ, Deng T, Larsson SH, Farnish RJ, Bradley MSA. 2019. Development and application of a novel cake strength tester. Powder Technology.350, 36-42
  • Does mechanical screening improve fuel properties? Effects of mechanical screening of stored logging residue chips on ash chemistry and other parameters relevant for combustion

    Bozaghian M, Strandberg A, de la Fuente T, Karjalainen M, Skoglund N, Thyrel M, Bergström D, Larsson SH. 2019. Does mechanical screening improve fuel properties? Effects of mechanical screening of stored logging residue chips on ash chemistry and other parameters relevant for combustion. EUBCE 2019 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. 27-30 May, Lisbon, Portugal. Poster awarded as the most valuable contribution within the topic “Biomass conversion technologies for heating, cooling and electricity”
  • Enabling efficient bioconversion of birch biomass by Lentinula edodes: regulatory roles of nitrogen and bark additions on mushroom production and cellulose saccharification

  • Energy savings through late-steam injection – a new technique for improving wood pellet production

    Rudolfsson M, Agar DA, Lestander TA, Larsson SH. 2020. Energy savings through late-steam injection – a new technique for improving wood pellet production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 254,120099. Issue of 1 May
  • Energy smart hot-air pasteurisation as effective as energy intense autoclaving for fungal preprocessing of lignocellulose feedstock for bioethanol fuel production

    Wei M, Xiong Sh, Chen F, Geladi P, Eilertsen L, Myronycheva O, Lestander TA, Thyrel M. 2020. Energy smart hot-air pasteurisation as effective as energy intense autoclaving for fungal preprocessing of lignocellulose feedstock for bioethanol fuel production. Renewable Energy, 155, 237-247
  • Energy smart hot-air pasteurisation as effective as energy intense autoclaving for fungal preprocessing of lignocellulose feedstock for bioethanol fuel production

    Wei M, Xiong Sh, Chen F, Geladi P, Eilertsen L, Myronycheva O, Lestander TA, Thyrel M. 2020. Energy smart hot-air pasteurisation as effective as energy intense autoclaving for fungal preprocessing of lignocellulose feedstock for bioethanol fuel production. Renewable Energy, 155, 237-247. August
  • Energy-efficient substrate pasteurisation for combined production of shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) and bioethanol

    Xiong Sh, Martín C, Eilertsen L, Wei M, Myronycheva O, Larsson SH, Lestander TA, Atterhem L, Jönsson LJ. 2018. Energy-efficient substrate pasteurisation for combined production of shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) and bioethanol. Bioresource Technology, 274, 65-72. February 2019
  • Energy-efficient substrate pasteurisation for combined production of shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) and bioethanol

    Xiong Sh, Martín C, Eilertsen L, Wei M, Myronycheva O, Larsson SH, Lestander TA, Atterhem L, Jönsson LJ. 2019. Energy-efficient substrate pasteurisation for combined production of shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) and bioethanol. Bioresource Technology, 274, 65-72. February
  • Fate of Phosphorus in Fixed-bed of Biomass and Sewage Sludge

    Falk J, Skoglund N, Grimm A, Öhman M. 2020. Fate of Phosphorus in Fixed-bed of Biomass and Sewage Sludge. Energy & Fuels, 34(4), 4587-4594. 23 March
  • Innovation Project on Combined Mushroom, Biofuel Production Attract Headlines

    ShaojunXiong AnnaStrom2020Shaojun Xiong leads a project on developing joint mushroom and biofuel production, funded by the Swedish platforms BioInnovation and Bio4Energy. Photo by Anna Strom©2020. A highly original research project—on developing joint production of edible edible mushroom and biofuel—is receiving attention as a top-of-the-line innovation effort in Sweden, as part of the country's aim to develop new technologies and processes for a circular bioeconomy.

    A Bio4Energy researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences invented the concept, which rests on the idea that both production strands would be more cost effective and environmentally friendly if they were made in synergy.

    If this turns out to be the case—if and when the proposed process and the technologies it relies on have been proven—Sweden could become a net producer of edible mushroom and rely less on imports, all the while making cost-competitive ethanol biofuel.

  • Joint and Unique Multiblock Analysis for integration and calibration transfer of NIR instruments

    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
  • Multi-blade milling for wood-powder production

    Das AK, Agar DA, Fernando D, Vujadinovic B, Nordin A, Larsson SH, Rudolfsson M. 2019. Multi-blade milling for wood-powder production. EUBCE 2019 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. 27-30 May, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Novel drying treatment to stabilise bilberry, blackcurrant, and cloudberry press cakes: Dryer performance and product quality characteristics

    Grimm A, Nyström J, Mossing T, Östman U-B, Geladi P. 2020. Novel drying treatment to stabilise bilberry, blackcurrant, and cloudberry press cakes: Dryer performance and product quality characteristics. LWT- Food Science and Technology, 128:109478. April