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B4E students AnnaStromBio4Energy young researchers present their ideas for new courses in the Bio4Energy Graduate School, at Skellefteå, Sweden in May 2019. Photo by Bio4Energy.Systems’ Perspectives on Biomass Resources – one of the two generic course in the Bio4Energy Graduate School for PhD and postdoctoral researchers – is set to kick off at Luleå, Sweden, in October.

The course gives an overview of methods and tools to assess the efficiency of a nascent bio-based technology from an environmental and economic perspective, and as part of the mix of technologies already on the market. It also comes with a project assignment, designed to give participants hands-on experience of applying system analysis in some form.

“The purpose of this course is to place technology-based research in perspective so that the student [specialised in a certain niche of biorefinery research] gains an understanding of the way in which his or her work fits into a larger, societal perspective,” said course coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“We want to give them methods and tools for that”, professor Lundmark added.

Systems’ Perspectives on Biomass Resources is open to PhD and postdoctoral researchers interested in biorefinery, as well as representatives of industry. See below the Bio4Energy flyer for this third edition of the course. The deadline for applications is 27 September this year.

“The expectation on those who enrol is active participation. They will be asked to bring their own research or subject of interest into the course. For instance, they can select a project they are already working on and apply system analysis to that”, Lundmark said.

Scientific Articles

Drop-in Fuels from Black Liquor Part Streams—Bridgning the Gap between Short and Long-term Technology Tracks. Report hosted by the f3 Swedish Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels

Tuned Bis-layered Supported Ionic Liquid Catalyst (SILCA) for Competitive Activity in the Heck Reaction of Iodobenzene and Butyl Acrylate. Catalysts 2020, 10, 963.
Towards Genomic-based Breeding in Norway Spruce (PhD dissertation). Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden. Online 8 August
Wood chips for kraft and sulphite pulping: evaluation of novel forest-industrial drum-chipping technology (PhD dissertation). Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Online 5 March
Environmental Impact and Environmental Cost Assessment of a Novel Lignin Production Method. Journal of Cleaner Production, 123515. 8 August
Effects of Biosurfactants on Enzymatic Saccharification and Fermentation of Pretreated Softwood. Molecules, 25, 3559.
Co-Combustion of Municipal Sewage Sludge and Biomass in a Grate Fired Boiler for Phosphorus Recovery in Bottom Ash. Energies, 13(7), 1-24. April
Thermochemical equilibrium study of ash transformation during combustion and gasification of sewage sludge mixtures with agricultural residues with focus on the phosphorus speciation. Biomass Conv. Bioref. 4 June
Fate of Phosphorus in Fluidized Bed Cocombustion of Chicken Litter with Wheat Straw and Bark Residue. Energy & Fuels, 34(2), 1822-1829. 21 January