Forest-based lignocelluloses are characterised by their structural and chemical diversity. Expertise in advanced feedstock characterisation, design and evaluation of tailored pre-processing technologies is critical for accelerating the development of biorefinery processes and products.

This platform addresses challenges and opportunities caused by biomass heterogeneity, through research on characterisation, separation, and modification of bio-based materials.

Key areas of research: on-line feedstock characterisation, bulk solids processing, pelletisation, pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) processes for production of functionalised biochar materials.

Participants: SLU (Forest Biomaterials and Technology), UmU (Applied Physics and Electronics)

Platform leader: Mikael Thyrel mikael.thyrel@slu.se +46 90 786 8774