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Bio4Energy is a Swedish strategic research environment with emphasis on research that uses the forest as raw material for sustainable production of energy carriers, new materials and biofuels. Bio4Energy is a joint national research program between Umeå University, Luleå University of Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå and RISE.

An environmental approach

The researchers will convert biomass ashes and sludges from being problematic to valuable liming and fertilizing material. High-temperature processes will be utilized where the materials are refined from heavy metals and toxic organic compounds.

Another area with high potential in the constellation is CO2-capturing and recycling. Novel techniques for capturing and reuse of CO2 via catalysis are in progress.