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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • Season's Greetings from Bio4Energy

    To all the Bio4Energy researchers, the Bio4Energy Industrial Network, Bio4Energy Advisory Board, the Steering Group and Board, as well as all our followers, funders, colleagues in the sector and friends everywhere:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    MerryChristmas Bio4Energy2019A northern Sweden Christmas tree, also known as Norway spruce. Merry Christmas. Photo by Bio4Energy© 2019.

    Thank you for all the hard work in 2019! Next year will be pivotal for Bio4Energy as we try win funding for a third programme period. Please keep spreading the message about the work we do to deliver world-class tools and methods for conducting sustainable and efficient biorefinery based on wood or organic waste: Advanced biofuels, "green" chemicals and smart bio-based materials.

    From Seed to Advanced Fuels and Chemicals

  • Seminar on Bio-based Feedstock: 'Make No Mistake, There is Still Momentum for Building the Bioeconomy'

    Is the efficient and sustainable biorefinery of the future challenged by the low price of oil and gas and the lack of a political framework that encourages bio-based production in the long term? Yes. Have actors in the sector shut up shop while waiting for conditions to be right for launching the bioeconomy? Not at all.

    Judging from developments in Sweden, a precursor country in terms of biorefinery development based on woody materials and organic waste, great strides are being made in industry and academia to pave the way for a transition from an economy heavily reliant fossil fuels and materials based on petrochemicals, towards a bioeconomy. A few such developments were highlighted yesterday at a seminar at Umeå, in northern Sweden, on Feedstock for Sustainable Biofuel Production, by the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels (f3 Centre), the research environment Bio4Energy and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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  • Seminar: Feedstock for Sustainable Biofuel Production, Umeå, Sweden

    Feedstock for sustainable biofuel production

    - Perspectives on tailor-made feedstock, influence of choice of method on estimates of climate impact and the role of EU policy and regulation

    a co-arrangement by f3, SLU and Bio4Energy

    6 February 2017, 10:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Venue: P.O. Bäckströms sal/aulan, SLU, Umeå

    The aim of the seminar is to give different perspectives on the feedstock side of the value chain of biofuel production. We choose to focus on the potential of tailor-made feedstock, effects of the choice of method on evaluating sustainability issues, as well as give an update of the role of EU policies and regulation in the development of sustainable biofuel production. The target audience is industrial, public and academic actors with an interest in the use of forest biomass, biorefinery and biofuel production and use. In addition, this will be an excellent opportunity to network with researchers, industry representatives and actors from the public sector representing the value chain of renewable transportation fuels.

    The programme contains plenary presentations and study visits to the Biomass Technology Centre (BTC) and the demonstration plant for torrefaction in Holmsund, IDU.


    f3 – fossil free fuels: The aim of the networking organization f3 is to contribute, through scientifically based knowledge, to the development of environmentally, economically and socially sustainable renewable fuels, as part of a future sustainable society.

    SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: The vision of SLU is to be a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences.

    Bio4Energy: The research environment Bio4Energy aims to create highly efficient and environmentally-sound biorefinery processes—including methods and tools for making products such as biofuels, "green" chemicals and new bio-based materials—which draw on biomass sourced from forests or organic waste as a raw material.

  • Swedish Government Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation Visits Bio4Energy, Umeå, Sweden

  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
  • Training Course: High Throughput Sequencing DNA-Seq and RNA-Seq Analysis for Plant Breeding

    The purpose of this course is to familiarise participants with data analysis methodologies and provide hands-on training on the latest analytical approaches. Lectures will give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from high-throughput sequencing experiments and illustrate different ways of analysing such data. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of sequencing data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants, specialists in the topics addressed by the course.
  • Umeå Plant Science Centre 50-year Anniversary Symposium, Umeå, Sweden

    Please see the Bio4Energy Events' page.
  • Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2016, Umeå, Sweden

  • Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting, Umeå, Sweden

    UREM 2017
  • Worskhop om framtidens skogssektor med Näringsdepartementet, Umeå, Sweden

    Nationella skogsprogrammet bjuder in studenter till workshop om framtidens skogssektor

    Temat för dagen är hur vi kan göra skogssektorn mer attraktiv.

    Hur kan vi ta tillvara skogens alla värden i en växande bioekonomi? Hur kan vi nyttja vår skog på ett bättre sätt och hur ska råvaran användas? Vi kommer för att ta del av er kunskap och era synpunkter.

    Statssekreterare Elisabeth Backteman och Näringsdepartementets skogssekretariat bjuder tillsammans med Skogshögskolans studentkår in till en workshop för alla studenter med intresse för skogen.

    Kom och bidra med era tankar och idéer! På vilket sätt kan och vill ni bidra till det nationella skogsprogrammets vision? Vi arbetar nu med att ta fram det första svenska nationella skogsprogrammet någonsin. Och vi vill träffa er studenter som vill bidra i detta arbetet.

    Visionen för det nationella skogsprogrammet är ”Skogen – det gröna guldet – ska bidra till jobb och hållbar tillväxt i hela landet samt till utveckling av en växande bioekonomi”. Programmet tas fram i bred dialog med aktörer och intressenter som bedriver  verksamhet med skogen som bas.

    Varmt välkommen!

    Statssekreterare Elisabeth Backteman

    Tid:Måndag 4 april
    kl 13.00–17.00
    Registrering 12.30–13.00
    Dialogmöte 13.00–17.00
    Fika och förfriskningar serveras
    Plats: Kårhuset, Skogshögskolan, Barrskogsgränd 10, Umeå
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    senast den 21 mars

    Kontaktperson: Gustav Nord
    Antalet platser är begränsat