Bio4Energy Advisory Board
The role of the Advisory Board is to advise to the Bio4Energy Board and programme managers on issues of relevance to industry and on external relations. The aim is for the Advisory Board to have broad competence and experience. Its members hold positions in relevant industry or at research institutes.
I have worked for many years with pulp mill process development. My experience covers industrial replacement of elemental chlorine with chlorine dioxide, international industrial collaboration, LignoBoost and lignin based products, hemicellulose separation from black liquor, and techno-economical process evaluation. My experience is used by C-Green AB, FineCell and customers to my consulting company. C-Green converts wet organic waste into hydrochar, that has potential as carbon sink, nutrient and energy, with an energy efficient HTC process. FineCell has a water-free process for producing hydrophobic cellulose. Within Bio4Energy I hope that my experience can contribute to a sucessful programme, as well as stimulating discussions and exchange of ideas, and not least to follow the development of young researchers.
"Leading sustainable development" - that is Skogforsk’s vision! We develop and communicate knowledge, services and products that promote sustainable development in forestry for the benefit of the society. Personally, I have a broad knowledge of applied research in the forestry and forest industry. My commitment is based on the fact that a rapid sustainable transition of the society requires that the forest and its products are used in a smart way. In this, applied research has a critical role to play. This overlaps well with the purpose of Bio4Energy, where I believe that my knowledge of the forest and forestry, and my value chain perspective, can be beneficial.
Stockholm Exergi is the largest district heating company in Sweden. In combined heat and power plants supplied with biomass residues, electricity and heat are produced. In a near future one of the plants will be complemented with Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) to produce carbon sinks. As a policy expert, my work considers regulations and policy instruments that affect the energy system, such as taxes, emissions trading, building codes and methods for environmental assessment of energy. Bioenergy is an important part of the Swedish energy system, and also of my work. I do like to be involved in the development, to understand what opportunities and challenges there are, and to be able to influence.
I have worked for many years with development of the forest industry. During the last ten years, my focus has been on new uses of biomass from the forest, linked to a reduced dependency on fossil resources. Since 2021, I have my own consulting company, where I also work with strategy issues, as well as industrial development. Due to my long experience in forestry and the forest industry, I believe I can contribute to the continued development of the Bio4Energy research environment.
Former position: St1 Biogas is a leading actor on the Swedish biogas market. The company produces, imports, exports and sells biogas. Since 2021, it is a part of the St1 Group. Prior to this it was called E.ON Biofor. I have worked in several areas within renewable energy and new technologies, such as biomass gasification, carbon capture and storage and power-to-gas operations. At St1 Biogas, I work with business development and public affairs. Energy and energy systems have always been my focus and I look forward to rewarding knowledge exchange in the Bio4Energy context.
Stora Enso is a leading provider of fibre-based packaging, plantation-based pulp, innovation in biomaterials and sustainable building solutions on global markets. Stora Enso‘s vision is to replace fossil-based materials by new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We believe that everything that is made with fossil fuels today, can be made from a tree tomorrow. I have a background in plant biotechnology and more than 10 years experience in working in the innovative space connecting academia and industry. The knowledge and competence development in Bio4Energy; concerning bio-based materials, processing, novel products and systems analysis; are well aligned with Stora Enso’s company priorities and future needs. I look forward to continue contributing to the research environment.
Former position: RISE was formed to accelerate Sweden‘s innovative power and create better conditions for society’s problem solvers, with a special mission to support small and medium-sized enterprises. My own background is broad and has been guided by my genuine interest in sustainability and resource efficiency. My expertise and main research interests concern system perspectives on the transformation of the process industry and the transport sector with a focus on renewable fuels, the chemical and pulp/paper industry sectors, biorefineries and the use of biomass. I believe that I am well positioned to contribute to strengthened collaborations between RISE and Bio4Energy, and look forward to fruitful dicussions and dialogue.
Skogsindustrierna is a member organization that represents the Swedish forest industry. My work is about creating conditions for research and innovation activities for our industry, including research policy on national and EU level. I collaborate closely with both the forest industry companies and researchers, and with Swedish research funders. I hope to contribute to an industrially relevant research focus for Bio4Energy, so that the results can be implemented and contribute to strengthened competitiveness for the Swedish forest industry.
St1’s vision is to be the leading producer and seller of CO2 conscious energy, and to show leadership in bravely promoting and developing scalable game changing solutions. I started at Shell, which in 2010 became St1 Refinery, over 20 years ago. After a few years at Preem, I am now back at St1, where I started as renewable fuels manager, and where I am now the head of future upstream. Our goal to develop and offer new renewable fuels and modern solutions with lowered climate impact goes hand in hand with a lot of Bio4Energy’s activities, and I believe that my long experience in the refinery industry can contribute with valuable input to the research.
Valmet delivers equipment and plants to the pulp and paper and energy industry sectors, and also develop new technologies and processes to, for example, extract new materials from the black liquor in kraft pulp mills. As Valmet’s globally responsible for recovery technology in the cellulose industry, I believe I can contribute with an industrial perspective on Bio4Energy’s research. I also personally look forward to taking part of Bio4Energy’s high-quality research.