PhD degree – Public Defence Line Degn Hansen, Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) defended her PhD thesis “Leveraging H2O2-fuelled activity of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases in cellulase cocktails for improved bioprocessing of lignocellulosic biomass”,on 14 June 2022.
Special issue in Biomass and Bioenergy - from the international conference “Building a sustainable biofuels industry”, held in Gothenburg November 2019
Edited by Svein Jarle Horn, Marcelle McManus and Ingrid Nyström
A special issue of Biomass and Bioenergy is now published, containing a selection of work presented at the conference “Building a sustainable biofuels industry” in Gothenburg (4–6 November 2019). This conference was co-organized by three national research centers: Bio4Fuels in Norway, the Supergen Bioenergy hub in the UK and the research programme Renewable Transportation Fuels and Systems in Sweden.
Fungi growing on waste from the forest industry can produce oil which can be used for our food and animals’ feed, as well as for biofuels. However, the production of such oil is costly. Producing additional valuable bioproducts in the same process may solve this challenge.
Energy company St1 and Finnish food company Valio, co-owned by 4300 Finnish dairy farms, are establishing a joint venture to produce renewable biogas from dairy farm manure and other agricultural by-products. The biogas will mainly be used as fuel for heavy-duty transport.
In order to reach the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050, advanced liquid biofuel production technology using woody feedstock will need to expand rapidly over the next decade, with its contribution to liquid biofuels increasing from less than one per cent in 2020 to almost 45 per cent in 2030 - and 90 per cent in 2050, a new report states.
If we stop cutting down trees in Norway, stored carbon is estimated to increase by 35–40 million tonnes of CO2 per year. But reducing our use of forest products will increase the use of oil, coal and gas. Should we cut down more trees to save the climate?
There are enough biomass resources available to meet the Nordic demand for biofuels and bioheat. Increased production of biofuel will change the traditional forest sector, and the forest owners stand to gain.
Biofuel is one of the trends highlighted by the Nordic Council of Ministers in a new report. The report highlights the need for strong political leadership and legislation to guide the shift from fossil fuels to biofuels while avoiding competition with food production.
24 tonnes of woody biomass will be converted into bio-oils eligible for biofuel production every day when Silva Green Fuel’s new plant is up and running next year. The Bio4Fuels industrial partner gave a virtual tour of the plant at the annual Bio4Fuels Days.
Finland will invest 100 million euro in new sustainable technology in order to produce oil from various waste materials - including wood waste. The yearly capacity will be 20 million litres oil, and Bio4Fuels partner BTG-BTL will build the facilities.
We need new conversion technology to use more of the biomass we have at hand – and to produce advanced biofuels at scale. Energy company Equinor, welcomes dialogue with feedstock providers and conversion technology providers in order to reach this.
Bio4Fuels inviterte Miljødirektoratet til å lede et webinar for å gå gjennom ulike biodrivstofftiltak i Klimakur 2030, og de viktigste forutsetningene, begrensninger og usikkerhetene knyttet til disse. Webinaret hadde 130 påmeldte, og var åpent for alle.
In 2019, Bio4Fuels researchers continued to pursue their development efforts on the key technology platforms relevant for Norway, with experimental work on thermochemical conversion routes also gaining momentum. Feedstock sustainability and resource management are a fundamental part of the Centre’s research activities, generating valuable insights for the debate on biofuels in Norway.
Hvordan er fremtidsutsiktene for norsk skogsektor? Vi inviterer til et åpent seminar hvor vi presenterer de nyeste resultatene om råstoff til biobasert industri i Norge, utvikling av en nordisk verdikjede for biodrivstoff og potensielle markeder for trevirke.
The IPCC recently published a special report on climate change and land. Bio4Fuels, a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME), contributes with key research and innovation on important issues addressed in the IPCC-report.
The 2019 Bio4Fuels Days gathered key actors in Gothenburg to address the main objective of sustainable biofuel implementation prospects in Norway, Sweden and the UK. The Nordic Energy Research offered a back-to-back workshop to all participants.
The 2019 Norwegian Research School in Renewable Energy (NorRen) took place at Leangkollen in Asker from 17th to 21st of June. The summer school was organized by UiO:Energy in collaboration with the two Norweigan centres for environment-friendly energy research (FME centres) MoZEES and Bio4Fuels. The program was designed to be both interdisciplinary and interactive, with a mixture of expert talks, lectures and group work focusing on various aspects of sustainable transport.
In 2008, the Norwegian Parliament approved the Climate Agreement, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED) tripled their funding on energy & climate research. Ten years later, in 2018, the Ministry asked the Research Council of Norway (RCN) to document the results.
Examining negatives around one’s own work may not be the most common of practices. Yet this was exactly the task participants at the Bio4Fuels Autumn Seminar at NTNU in Trondheim were given: Discuss technical and social arguments against diesel engines and biofuels.
Attended by around 80 participants from across the Bio4Fuels ecosystem of partners and stakeholders, the 2018 Bio4Fuels Days, held on October 11-12, took a Nordic and international perspective.
A clear message from the conference was that biofuels are an essential part of the renewable energy mix and that the research activities in Bio4Fuels are important for development and implementation of sustainable biofuels.
Welcome to the Bio4Fuels 2018 Autumn workshop at NTNU - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, November the 5th. For further information and registration please follow this link.
In April every year the FMEs hand in an Annual Report. In the coming weeks we will present articles from the "Bio4Fuels Insights" in the Bio4Fuels Annual Report 2017. First out is PhD Student Line Degns Hansen at NMBU.
The second Bio4Fuels Days was arranged at Gardermoen 11 - 12 October 2018. Day one was an open meeting with international speakers and an excursion to the EGE bio gas plant. Day two was a closed meeting for the Bio4Fuels partners. Meeting program.
The main goal of this meeting was to get input to the activities that are planned for the Bio4Fuels work program of 2018. The first day (2 November) was open to the public and included an excursion to Norske Skog Skogn and Biokraft AS. On the second day (3 November) there were discussions between the research partners and the Industry / User partners.
Together with many partners the Norwegian University of Life Sciences will host Bio4Fuels - the Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy. The centre will develop technology for second-generation biofuels.