Our research is conducted within seven research platforms, each with its own special focus in the biorefinery value chain.
P1 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND BIOECONOMY (SysAnaBio)
Addresses technological, economic and social challenges related to the development of biorefineries.
P2 FOREST-BASED FEEDSTOCKS (ForFeed)
Advances our knowledge on genetic and structural properties that are important for breeding and biorefining of forest-based feedstocks.
P3 FEEDSTOCK PRE-PROCESSING (FeedPro)
Designs technology to provide well-defined, fractionated biomass for further biorefinery upgrading.
P4 THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION (ThermoChem)
Generates fundamental understanding of thermochemical conversion of biomass into advanced fuels, chemicals and materials.
P5 BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOCHEMICAL CONVERSION (BioPolChem)
Designs novel bio-polymers and advanced biochemical conversion processes, exploiting the inherent characteristics of the raw materials.
P6 CATALYSIS AND SEPARATION (CatSep)
Develops novel integrated catalysis and separation processes designed for application in advanced biorefineries.
P7 ENVIRONMENT AND NUTRIENT RECYCLING (EnviroNut)
Advances our understanding of environmental aspects of sustainable forestry, bioenergy and biorefinery processes including circularity of elements.