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Bio4Energy studentsltu AnnaStromExtent and credits: 7.5 ECTS             

Course coordinator: Robert Lundmark 


On completion of the course, students will:

  • Be able to understand how to apply a systems' perspective on their own research;

  • Have gained insights into the current global energy and environmental challenges; 

  • Have gained insights into the rational of sustainability; 

  • Have awareness of tools and methods used for environmental, technical and economic systems analysis. 

Dates and locations

Autumn 2019

28 October - 1 November, Luleå, Sweden: Lectures and workshops;

Followed by independent work on a project assignment.


The course consists of:

  • Lectures (on sustainability issues, systems analysis approaches and tools) and workshops;

  • Lectures on essential subjects for large-scale biorefinery or bioenergy research and;

  • A project assignment, where the students identify suitable systems analysis tools or methods to be applied to their own research. The outcome will be a draft research proposal, a journal or conference manuscript or a chapter of a thesis.

Application and prerequisites

The application for enrolment in Systems Perspectives on Biomass Resources is closed.

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