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environmental_600Scientists on the platform Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling perform research with the aim to render waste products or surplus energy from biorefinery useful for other processes, or to check the efficiency and sustainability of products or processes over their life cycle. Photo published with permission.
Researchers on the platform Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling have set out to provide the checks and balances in the work of the overall research programme to create environmentally-sound and sustainable biorefinery processes. These should be made to operate efficiently and turn out energy-efficient products, as well as cause or produce no or only a minimum of environmental pollutants and undesirable by-products or waste.

General objectives are:

• To contribute to the development of environmentally-sound and sustainable forest-based biochemical and thermochemical industrial processes;

• That the ecological footprint in terms of emissions of substances that are hazardous to soil, water and atmosphere should be minimised and;

• That complete biomass use loops should be created.

Specific goals include:

• The recovery and purification of nutrients from waste streams. Deeper understanding of the impact of recycling various nutrient/ash mineral assemblies on soil chemistry and plant availability;
• The generation of value-added products from waste streams: Adaptation of an algae satellite loop to a pulp-and-paper process environment;
• Understanding the role of particulate matter from flue gas for the formation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in thermal conversion processes;
• The minimisation of gaseous and particulate inorganic and organic hazardous emissions from thermal conversion processes and;
• The revision of existing and future biochemical and thermochemical conversion processes to identify potential environmentally harmful impacts and incomplete use loops.

Platform leaders is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., associate professor, taking over the leadership from Dan Boström as of 1 September 2017. Both are affiliated with Umeå University (UmU).

The following researchers are part of the platform Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling:

UmU, Umeå, Sweden    
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- Pierre Oesterle
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- Carla Perez
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UmU: KBC 6A, Linnaeus Rd 6




- Véronica Benavente    
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UmU: KBC 6C10, Linnaeus Rd 6

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Christoffer Boman, Bio4Energy
Programme Manager
   
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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/
Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå, Sweden
   
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SLU: Forest Ecology and Management and;
Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
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Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden    
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LTU: Geosciences and Environmental
Engineering, F854

Scientific Articles

Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Water-Extracted and Aqueous Ethanol-Extracted Quinoa Stalks for Enzymatic Saccharification of CelluloseEnergies 14(14): 4102. 7 July

Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Wheat Straw: Effects of Temperature and Acidity on Byproduct Formation and Inhibition of Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Ethanolic FermentationAgronomy 11(3): 487. 5 March
 Effects of operational conditions on auto-catalyzed and sulfuric-acid-catalyzed hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse at different severity factorIndustrial Crops and Products 159, 113077. January

Flexible supercapacitors of biomass-based activated carbon-polypyrrole on eggshell membranesJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 106155. 3 August
Special Issue 'Pretreatment and Bioconversion of Crop Residues'. 2021. Agronomy Special Issues, Agricultural Engineering: Book. Guest editor Carlos Martín Medina

Removal of contaminants of emerging concern from multicomponent systems using carbon dioxide activated biochar from lignocellulosic feedstocks. Bioresource Technology 340, 125561. November
Catalytically transformed low energy intensive 2D-layered and single crystal-graphitic renewable carbon cathode conductors. Carbon 183, 243-250. 15 October
Assessment of forest-based biofuels for Arctic marine shipping. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 174,105763. November