Seminar with guest speaker Jack Saddler, UBC: The potential of biofuels and the need for a biorefinery approach - A forest products perspective, Umeå, Sweden, 28 November 2013
Time and place: 15:15 p.m. at lecture hall KB3B1, KBC Building, Umeå University
Guest speaker: Professor Jack Saddler, Forest Products Biotechnology/Bioenergy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada & IEA Bioenergy Task 39 - Commercialising Liquid Biofuels
Bio4Energy host is Leif Jönsson and contact point is Anna Strom.
PhD thesis defence: Cost-effective cultivation of lodge pole pine for biorefinery applications, Umeå, Sweden, 22 November 2013
Time and place: 1 p.m. at P.O. Backstrom's Auditorium, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Details: SLU researcher Ingegerd Backlund will be defending her PhD thesis. Opponent is Dr Duncan Macquarrie, Chemistry Department, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York, U.K.SLU Department of Biomaterials and Technology
PhD Thesis Defence: Significance of hydrolytic enzymes expressed during xylem cell death, Umeå, Sweden, 8 November 2013
Time and place: 10 a.m. at lecture hall F, Humanist Building, Umeå University
Details: Benjamin Bollhörner of the Bio4Energy Feedstock Platform
will be defending his thesis on the Significance of hydrolytic enzymes expressed during xylem cell death
. Faculty examiner will be Dr Moritz Nowack of the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University, Belgium. Student supervisor has been Hannele Tuominen of the Bio4Energy Feedstock Platform and the Umeå Plant Science Centre
Bio4Energy Graduate School: Close of the 2013 Biorefinery Pilot Research course, Piteå, Sweden, 7 November 2013
This course is open to Bio4Energy researchers at the PhD and postdoctoral level. The Biorefinery Pilot Research course is being run by Sylvia Larsson of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. A 'grand finale' with student presentations and a joint dinner with stakeholders has been announced. This last leg of the course will be hosted by the B4E partner Energy Technology Centre at Piteå.
Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting, Luleå, Sweden, 15 October 2013
This meeting will discuss plans and future organisational strategy for Bio4Energy, should it gain a second operational mandate beyond 2015. The theme for research presentations will be strategic collaborative research and development projects in Bio4Energy. An invitation and a meeting programme have been issued to Bio4Energy researchers. Contact point for this meeting is Anna Strom , Bio4Energy Communications.
Inauguration of Torrefaction Pilot Facilities, Umeå, Sweden, 9 October 2013
Bio4Energy contacts are Anders Nordin
and Linda Pommer
of the B4E Pretreatment and Fractionation Platform
. The inauguration will start at 6:15 p.m. at the site of the Fornax BTX Facility
. This is located at a combined heat and power installation adjacent to the Umeå University main campus. BioEndev, Umeå Energi and the Processum Biorefinery Initiative are some of the partners to this event. Illustration (right) by courtesy of Anders Nordin.
Processum Biorefinery Initiative Ten-year Anniversary, Umeå, Sweden, 9 October 201
The SP Processum has invited special guests to celebrate its first ten years in the biorefinery business with an event at Umeå University. The event will start at 4:30 p.m.. Processum contact is Ing-Marie de Wall.
Seminar: Biofuels Programme and the Potential of Bioenergy in Africa, Umeå, Sweden, 8 October 2013
This seminar hosted by Leif Jönsson of Bio4Energy will meet from 3:15 p.m. at lecture hall 450 of the Umeå University Natural Sciences' Building.
Guest speaker will be Emile van Zyl, Senior Chair of Energy Research in Biofuels, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Seminar: The New Pathway for Formation of PCDD/F in Thermal Processes, Umeå, Sweden, 4 October 2013
The seminar is hosted by Stellan Marklund and will meet from 1:30 p.m. at the "Small Lecture Hall" (Lilla hörsalen) KB3A9 at the Umeå University KBC Building (Chemistry and Biology complex).
Guest lecturer will be Bogdan Dlugogorski from the Priority Research Centre for Energy, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment of the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia.
Forest Chemistry Industry-academy Discussion Platform Meeting, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, 26 August 2013
Called 'Upscaling of biotechnical routes to green chemicals', this seminar which is open to the public will focus on biochemical conversion of forest-sourced biomass to fuels and "green" chemicals and on taking products made in a research laboratory to the demonstration stage. Contact person is Sune Wännström , SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Premises of Processum Biorefinery Initiative and the Domsjö Fabriker biorefinery, both at Örnsköldsvik.
Invited speaker from European or U.S. demonstration site, TBC
Inauguration of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Forest Biomaterials and Technology Department, Umeå, Sweden, 22 August 2013
When : 09:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) at Umeå and SLU BTC pilot plant at Röbäcksdalen
Address: BTC, Skogsmarksgränd & Verkstadsgatan 22
Contact: Johanna Wallsten, SLU, phone: +46 90 786 8497
09:30 Coffee in Åteln, SLU 5th floor
10:00 Information about the new department - P-O Bäckströms sal/Large auditorium, 6th fl.
Head of department Michael Finell on R&D on plans for R&D at the new department
Håkan Örberg on the pilot plant BTC and the biomass dryer
Scientists from the department on ongoing research projects
12:00 Workshop and lunch (Åteln 5th fl.) with roundtable discussions
14:15 Bus leaves for Röbäcksdalen from entrance at 4th fl.
14:30 Visit of BTC pilot plant and inauguration of new biomass dryer. Coffee will be served.
15:15 Bus ride back to Campus Umeå
Bio4Energy contact is Jyri-Pekka Mikkola of the B4E Catalysis and Separation Platform.
Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification Summer School, Gothenburg and Piteå, Sweden, 12 - 16 August 2013
Topic: System safety in large scale biorefinery processes
Objective: To give the participants an overview of system safety and methods for risk assessment, and to train students in the so-called HAZOP method.
Registration: Please register here by 28 June 2013
Credits: 7.5 ECTS for PhD students at universities connected to the Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification (SFC).
Information: Lena.Nilsson@ltu.se , phone: +46 920 49 12 21
Fee: Members of the SFC (students or employees): 2 000 kr
A programme outline is available under this link: pdf SFC_Summer_School_2013_on_Risk_Assessment
Spring Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 15-16 May 2013
This meeting is open to all Bio4Energy researchers and will partly coincide with the first course of the Bio4Energy Graduate School. Registration is open until 29 April.
Bio4Energy Graduate School First Course: Biorefinery Pilot Research, Umeå. Sweden, 14-16 May 2013
Registration is open to PhD students in Bio4Energy until 15 April 2013. Post-doctoral student may also submit an expression of interest in attending the course. To register, please send an e-mail to the Bio4Energy graduate school coordinator Ulrika Rova, Luleå University of Technology. The Biorefinery Pilot Research course will be run by Sylvia Larsson of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Seminar by industry-academy Forest Chemistry project, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 April 2013
Free of charge Where: Innventia main office
, Drottning Kristina väg 61 B, Stockholm Registration
to:Ing-Mari de Wall
, Processum Biorefinery Initiative Contacts
: Lars Josefsson, +46 70 558 7673; Leif Jönsson, +46 90 786 6811; Carl Johan Franzen, +46 31 772 3808
13:00-13:05 Welcome, Lars Josefsson, INEOS Sweden Ltd.
13:05-13:30 The Forest Chemistry VINNOVA project, Clas Engström, Processum Biorefinery Initiative
13:30-14:30 Advanced biofuel solutions: INEOS Bios technology, Graham Rice, INEOS Bio Ltd.
14:30-15:00 An overview of pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis: status and challenges, Leif Jönsson, Umeå University
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-15:50 POLYNOL - Integrated production of polymers and ethanol from forest and sugar cane industries, Niklas Berglin, Innventia
15:50-16:20 Other fermentation products besides ethanol - status and challenges, Carl Johan Franzén, Chalmers
16:20-17:00 Discussion on possibilities and challenges
Bio4Energy Graduate School Opening Conference – Skellefteå, Sweden, 19-20 March 2013
The Bio4Energy Graduate School will officially begin its works on 19-20 March 2013 with a grand opening conference to be held in Skellefteå. On Day 1, from 10.00 to lunch, keynote lectures will be given by well-known guest speakers, while presentations given by PhD students and post-doctorate student will take up the rest of Day 1 and all of Day 2. PhD students and PostDocs are encouraged to submit their abstracts. The best one will be awarded a Solander Award.
The conference is dedicated in particular to PhD students and PostDocs, who will not pay a fee to attend the conference. This is an opportunity for them to present their research, exchange ideas and knowledge and enhance their own networks. Industrial partners and PhD student supervisors are welcome to attend, but will be charged a fee. The conference will be given annually, and participation in at least two of these conferences will be required for graduation. More information about the conference and abstract submission will be sent out after the Christmas vacation, but in the meanwhile book your calendars! Meeting_Programme_First_Programme_Conference_B4E_Graduate_School
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 25-27 February 2013
The Chemical Biological Centre
(KBC) at Umeå University play host to this meeting which has sessions dedicated to the kind of research that Bio4Energy
The KBC homepage says: "The meeting aims to strengthen and display our efforts towards research in the renewable energy field that is carried out within several strong research environments and research programmes at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Solar
Fuels, Artificial Leaf Project, Bio4Energy, BioImprove and Trees and Crops for the Future".
PhD students who participate with a poster receive 1 ECTS certificate from the KBC Research School, the announcement says.
The Organising Committee
is made up of Bio4Energy members Johannes Messinger, Leif Jönsson, Johannes Hanson, Hannele Tuominen and Per Gardeström. Göran Samuelsson is also part of the committee. pdf UREM 2013 Programme
HighBio2 Seminar: Biomass To Energy And Chemicals, Luleå, Sweden, 16 January 2013
Venue: Luleå University of Technology, Porsön, room E246.
Register with Henna Lämpiäinän
13:00 Registration 13:15 Opening of the seminar, Ulla Lassi, Professor, University of Oulu / Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
13:30 Modeling of black liquor gasification - current status and comparison with pilot scale experiments
, Rikard Gebart, Professor, Division of Energy Science, Luleå University of Technology
14:00 Membrane technology for efficient production of biofuels
, Jonas Hedlund, Professor, Division of Sustainable Process Engineering, Luleå University of Technology
14:30 Coffee Break
14:45 Forest Refine - A cross border project for efficient raw material supply to biorefineries
, Magnus Matisons, Project Manager - Forest Refine, BioFuel Region
15:05 Pilot Gasifier Producer Gas Analysis and Measurement Arrangements in Sievi Laboratory
, Kari Pieniniemi, Researcher, Centria University of Applied Sciences
15:35 Activation of gasification carbon residue for adsorption applications
, Sari Kilpimaa, Researcher, University of Oulu
16:05 Catalytic conversion of syngas over CO catalysts
, Henrik Romar, Researcher, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius / Ulla Lassi, Professor, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius.
17:00 Closing of the seminar