SP and WP leaders

Sub Project (SP) leaders:

  • Francesco Cherubini, NTNU, leader of SP1 Bio-resource, Environment and Climate
  • Judith Sandquist, SINTEF, leader of SP2 Liquefaction Processes
  • Aniko Varnai, NMBU, leader of SP3 Biochemical Conversion 
  • Morten Seljeskog, SINTEF, leader of SP4 Gasification Processes
  • Bernd Wittgens, SINTEF, leader of SP5 Process design and End Use

Work Package (WP) leaders:

  • SP1 Bio-resource, Environment and Climate:

  • Rasmus Astrup, NIBIO, leader of WP 1.1 Land, Resources and Ecosystem processes
  • Francesco Cherubini, NTNU, leader of WP 1.2 Bio-Resources, Environment, Climate
  • Torjus Bolkesjø, NMBU, leader of WP 1.3 Energy, Fuels and Economics


  • SP2 Liquefaction Processes:

  • Kai Toven, RISE PFI, leader of WP 2.1 Pyrolysis
  • Judit Sandquist, Sintef, leader of WP 2.2 Hydrothermal Liquefaction
  • Roman Tschentscher, SINTEF, leader of WP 2.3 Thermochemical upgrading of bio oils
  • De Chen, NTNU, leader of WP 2.4 Chemo-catalytic conversion


  • SP3 Biochemical Conversion: 

  • Mihaela Tanase Opedal, RISE PFI, leader of WP 3.1 Pretreatment and Fractionation
  • Aniko Varnai, NMBU, leader of WP 3.2 Enzymatic Saccharification
  • Alexander Wentzel, SINTEF, leader of WP 3.3 Fermentation
  • Michal Sposob, NIBIO, leader of WP 3.4 Anaerobic digestion and gas upgrading 

  • SP4 Gasification Processes:

  • Morten Seljeskog, SINTEF, leader of WP 4.1 Gasification 
  • Edd Blekkan, NTNU, leader of WP 4.2 Gas Conditioning
  • Klaus Jens, USN, leader of WP 4.3 Preparing for piloting and up-scale


  • SP5 Process design and End Use:

  • Bernd Wittgens, SINTEF, leader of WP 5.1 Process Modelling, Technical and Economical Evaluation 
  • Terese Løvås, NTNU, leader of WP 5.2 Product quality and End Use


International Advisory Group

  • Kristiina Kruus, Dean, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
  • Patricia Thornley, Director of EBRI, Aston University, Birmingham, England
  • David Dayton, Director RTI International, USA
Published 29. August 2016 - 13:29 - Updated 17. February 2022 - 9:47