Sustainable bioenergy and biomaterials from residual streams and industrial by-products via high-temperature processes.
The research focuses on developing new knowledge that will benefit society and industry in the quest to become more sustainable and increase the use of new bio-based fuels and materials, develop and improve industrial processes, avoid costly operational problems, recycle finite resources, and minimise harmful by-products and pollution.
The research is based on our long experience of a combination of high temperature inorganic chemistry and thermochemical energy conversion, with a particular focus on ash chemistry issues, heavy metals in combustion and gasification, combustion aerosols, air pollution and new concepts for sustainable bioenergy and production of bio-based materials and innovations in the environmental and climate field. We use a wide range of experimental and analytical methods as well as high temperature chemical modelling tools. More fundamental studies in the laboratory environment are combined with applied studies in the field and in industrial settings.
The energy conversion processes we study and develop are focused on the sustainable bioenergy of the future, exploiting the great potential of bio-based residual streams from forestry, agriculture, industry and the rest of society, both in Sweden and globally. Activities in the area are strongly linked to knowledge transfer from academia to industry and to investigate how new raw materials can be used for energy purposes and new materials, but also facilitate efficient and circular resource use and reduce environmental and climate impacts.
The research is part of the national strategic programme Bio4Energy, and is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Research Council, Formas, SIDA, ÅForsk and the Kempe Foundations.