Bio4Energy is a Strategic Research Environment funded through the Swedish Government’s investment in high-quality research in 24 strategic research areas. Our research focuses on biorefineries for sustainable production of renewable energy carriers, chemicals and materials.

Partners are Umeå University, Luleå University of Technology, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and RISE Processum. 

Bio4Energy’s research is at the international forefront and covers the entire value chain: From residual biomass feedstock, to end-products in the form of advanced biofuels, bio-based materials and “green” chemicals. Our vision is to create environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies; alternatives to today’s petrol-based ones.

Bio4Energy researchers collaborate with academia, research institutes and industry worldwide. The scientific researchers are active in education and competence supply at undergraduate, advanced and doctoral levels. 

Key figures 

  • Bio4Energy started in 2010 
  • 225+ researchers are involved 
  • 100+ PhDs students have graduated 
  • 2,500 + scientific articles have been published 
  • ~50 patents have resulted