Stina Jansson (far right, centre) and team are sampling all post-incineration streams to gauge the presence and level of per- and polyfluorinated substances. Dåva combined heat and power plant at Umeå, Sweden. Photos by Ewa Weidemann, Anna Strom and UMU photographers.Bio4Energy

Pioneering Work to Study ‘Forever’ Chemicals PFAS Targets Wastewater Treatment in Incineration Plants

Backgrounder. Over the last decade, environmental chemists aiming…
Study visit to Bioeconomy Arena, led by Karin Johnson, right. From left, Bio4Energy researchers Jonas Hedlund, Junko Schmidt, Stefan Stagge, Bianca Brandt and Amisha Patel. Photo by Anna Strom.©AnnaStrom

Sweden’s Bioeconomy Arena to Open by Early 2025: Bio4Energy Researchers Stopped by

Bio4Energy took its business to Örnsköldsvik, northeastern…

September Start for Bio4Energy’s Training to Scale up Bio-based Innovations

Bio4Energy’s training on the scale up of bio-based innovations…
In his PhD thesis, researcher Martin Plöhn lays out a scheme for wastewater treatment using microalgae. Photos by Anna Strom and Umea University photographers.

Microalgae that Thrive in Cold Climate Clean Wastewater, Give Biomass for Renewable Plastics

A research report—covering five years of investigations—shows…
Carlos Martín Medina is new Bio4Energy coordinator for the Bio-based Industries' Consortium. Photo by ©AnnaStrom.©AnnaStrom

R&I on Bio Based in EU projects: ‘We Could Be More Proactive’

Bio4Energy’s new coordinator for member organisation Bio-based…
Ulrika Rova, Luleå University of Technology, is new coordinator for Bio4Energy's membership in BioInnovation, Swedish funder. Photo by courtesy of Ulrika Rova.Bio4Energy

Seeing Possibilities: Meet Bio4Energy’s Coordinator for Swedish funder BioInnovation

Bio4Energy’s new coordinator for BioInnovation, Swedish funder…
Senior lecturer and instrumentation expert Fredrik Forsberg, at Luleå University of Technology Geolab in 2022. Photo by courtesy of Fredrik Forsberg.

Bio4Energy Partner LTU Part of ‘Largest Investment in Material Science in Sweden’

A Swedish funder of research in the bio-based sector has announced…


Course Start Biorefinery Pilot Research, Bio4Energy Graduate School


Bio4Energy’s flagship training on location in industry that develops biorefinery production along the East coast of northern Sweden. Bio4Energy Graduate School on the Innovative Use of Biomass. The application is closed, officially. For enquiries about late registrations, contact Bio4Energy Communications. New for April 2024: Course Brochure Biorefinery Pilot Research Application Form

Bio4Energy Advisory Board Meeting


On site event at RISE Bioeconomy Arena, Sweden’s new development park in northern Sweden.

Swedish Bioeconomy: Northern Sweden Perspective


Workshop discussions on the Swedish government’s Bioeconomy Strategy. Please note that this workshop has been postponed until 17 September.

IO ANTONOPOULOU, Bio4Energy Biopolymers and Biochemical Conversion

IO ANTONOPOULOU, Bio4Energy Biopolymers and Biochemical Conversion

Associate Senior Lecturer

Biochemical Process Engineering
Luleå University of Technology

“Bio4Energy has allowed me to develop new research lines within the field of energy and CO2 sequestration. In the Bio4Energy research environment, I had the opportunity to meet with excellent researchers for building new collaborations”.