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Nils Skoglund

My research concerns resource recovery in renewable energy systems and the work involves X-ray analytical techniques, both at the university and at synchrotrons.

Research profile

My scientific work with the Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory aims at enabling nutrient and resource recovery from the energy sector by using fuel design with renewable energy resources to improve the ash quality and thereby, contribute to the foundation of a sustainable society. Even though the goal is common, the desired fuel blend compositions are likely different for the forestry sector, agricultural sector, and waste streams from society.

Currently, the most important research topic in my work involves fundamental studies of phosphate structures in ash fractions since it has been shown that it is possible to aim for the formation of certain phosphates in thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste streams. Some of these structures are potentially suitable growth of plants but it is important to determine if heavy metal mobility would be affected during this plant uptake of phosphorus and potassium found in the structures.

As part of this work, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council and FORMAS, I will be conducting studies abroad at TU-Wien, Austria, and at the Advanced Light Source synchrotron found at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA during the time period 2018-2021. Establishing synchrotron-based analytical methods within my field of research will not only be of great assistance in reaching a sustainable society, but will also allow me to assist other research groups with user training in the future.

In addition to these detailed structural studies I am working in a range of different research projects where such a fuel design approach is developed together with industrial partners and academic partners. The Swedish strategic research programme Bio4Energy has been a great resource in these endeavours through promotion of interdisciplinary work and research together with different research groups from several universities.

Brief CV

2020                    Docent in Energy Technology, Umeå University
2020 –                Associate professor, Umeå University
2017 – 2020       Research fellow, Umeå University
2016 – 2017       Senior research engineer, Umeå University
2014 – 2016       Post-doctoral researcher, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
2014                    Ph.D. in Energy Technology with specialisation in Thermal Process Chemistry, Umeå University

Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2021, Vol. 35, (2) : 1449-1464
Hedayati, Ali; Lindgren, Robert; Skoglund, Nils; et al.
Fuel processing technology, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 217
Hedayati, Ali; Sefidari, Hamid; Boman, Christoffer; et al.
Fuel processing technology
Hannl, Thomas Karl; Häggström, Gustav; Hedayati, Ali; et al.
Waste Management, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 135 : 30-39
Strandberg, Anna; Skoglund, Nils; Thyrel, Mikael
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2021, Vol. 35, (12) : 10009-10022
Häggström, Gustav; Hannl, Thomas Karl; Hedayati, Ali; et al.
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Springer 2021, Vol. 11, (1) : 57-68
Hannl, Thomas Karl; Sefidari, Hamid; Kuba, Matthias; et al.
Energies, MDPI 2020, Vol. 13, (7)
Nordin, Andreas; Strandberg, Anna; Elbashir, Sana; et al.
Energy & Fuels, AMER CHEMICAL SOC 2020, Vol. 34, (2) : 2574-2583
Rebbling, Anders; Sundberg, Peter; Fagerström, Jonathan; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2020, Vol. 34, (2) : 1822-1829
Häggström, Gustav; Wagner, Katharina; Kuba, Matthias; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2020, Vol. 34, (4) : 4587-4594
Falk, Joel; Skoglund, Nils; Grimm, Alejandro; et al.
Energies, Vol. 13, (15)
Priscak, Juraj; Fuersatz, Katharina; Kuba, Matthias; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2020, Vol. 34, (6) : 7112-7120
Holmgren, Per; Skoglund, Nils; Broström, Markus; et al.
Chemical Engineering Science, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 215
Ma, Charlie; Skoglund, Nils; Carlborg, Markus; et al.
Applied Energy, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 248 : 545-554
Wagner, Katharina; Häggström, Gustav; Skoglund, Nils; et al.
Biomass and Bioenergy, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 127
Wagner, Katharina; Häggström, Gustav; Mauerhofer, Anna Magdalena; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2019, Vol. 33, (3) : 2308-2318
Strandberg, Anna; Skoglund, Nils; Thyrel, Mikael; et al.
Fuel processing technology, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 176 : 211-220
Strandberg, Anna; Thyrel, Mikael; Skoglund, Nils; et al.
Applied Energy, Vol. 212 : 1400-1408
Bozaghian, Marjan; Rebbling, Anders; Larsson, Sylvia H.; et al.
Review of Scientific Instruments, American Institute of Physics (AIP) 2018, Vol. 89, (6)
Wagner, David R.; Holmgren, Per; Skoglund, Nils; et al.
Combustion and Flame, New York: Elsevier 2018, Vol. 188 : 488-497
Qu, Zhechao; Holmgren, Per; Skoglund, Nils; et al.
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017, Vol. 254
Boström, Dan; Skoglund, Nils; Boman, Christoffer; et al.
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 254
Boman, Christoffer; Öhman, Marcus; Broström, Markus; et al.
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017, Vol. 254
Skoglund, Nils; Öhman, Marcus; Boström, Dan
Fuel processing technology, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 165 : 155-161
Skoglund, Nils; Werner, Kajsa; Nylund, Göran M.; et al.
Waste Management, Oxford: Elsevier 2017, Vol. 68 : 646-652
Edo Gimenez, Mar; Skoglund, Nils; Gao, Qiuju; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017, Vol. 31, (2) : 1672-1677
He, Hanbing; Skoglund, Nils; Öhman, Marcus
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017, Vol. 31, (11) : 12848-12856
He, Hanbing; Skoglund, Nils; Öhman, Marcus
Fuel processing technology, Vol. 141, (2) : 196-201
Skoglund, Nils; Bäfver, Linda; Fahlström, Johan; et al.
Energy & Fuels, Vol. 30, (9) : 7410-7418
Kuba, Matthias; He, Hanbing; Kirnbauer, Friedrich; et al.
Chemosphere, Vol. 151 : 124-132
Kumpiene, Jurate; Brännvall, Evelina; Wollters, Martin; et al.
Cellulose (London), Springer Netherlands 2016, Vol. 23, (2) : 1061-1072
Albán Reyes, Diana Carolina; Skoglund, Nils; Svedberg, Anna; et al.
Energy & Fuels, Washington: American Chemical Society (ACS) 2016, Vol. 30, (10) : 8277-8285
Kuba, Matthias; He, Hanbing; Kirnbauer, Friedrich; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2016, Vol. 30, (12) : 10705-10713
Rebbling, Anders; Näzelius, Ida-Linn; Piotrowska, Patrycja; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2014, Vol. 28, (2) : 1183-1190
Skoglund, Nils; Grimm, Alejandro; Öhman, Marcus; et al.
Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 132 : 287-295
Brännvall, Evelina; Nilsson, Malin; Sjöblom, Rolf; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2013, Vol. 27, (10) : 5725-5732
Skoglund, Nils; Grimm, Alejandro; Öhman, Marcus; et al.
Energy & Fuels, Washington DC: American Chemical Society 2012, Vol. 26, (1) : 85-93
Boström, Dan; Skoglund, Nils; Grimm, Alejandro; et al.
Fuel, Elsevier 2012, Vol. 102 : 208-220
Eriksson, Gunnar; Grimm, Alejandro; Skoglund, Nils; et al.
Energy & Fuels, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society (ACS) 2012, Vol. 26, (4) : 2028-2037
Piotrowska, Patrycja; Grimm, Alejandro; Skoglund, Nils; et al.
Energy & Fuels, Vol. 26, (5) : 3012-3023
Grimm, Alejandro; Skoglund, Nils; Boström, Dan; et al.
Energy & Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2011, Vol. 25, (3) : 937-947
Grimm, Alejandro; Skoglund, Nils; Boström, Dan; et al.

I mainly teach at the advanced level in the Master of Science programme in Energy Engineering, where I am also part of the programme council. I also contribute to third cycle studies as a co-supervisor of Ph.D. students across several different universities. 

I teach or co-teach the following courses: 

Combustion, gasification and pyrolysis, 7.5 credits (Course coordinator)
Advanced measurement techniques in energy technology, 7.5 credits
Experimental problem solving and research methodology in thermal energy processes, 15 Credits (Course coordinator)