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Upcoming programme 2021–2024

Do you have needs that can be solved by research? Do you want to be part of forming the future? It is still possible to be a partner and it is still possible to influence the direction.

Find your area below and contact the researcher responsible for the research direction.

Within The Bioeconomy Research Programme it is possible to explore what 5G, AI, digital twins and additive production can do to reduce footprint, enhance processes and create new multifunction materials.

As RISE grows and incorporate new knowledge centres, the industry can be offered new opportunities. One apparent example is in biorefineries where research can be conducted in parallel with raw material from forestry, agriculture and waste. Experienced specialists within the different chemical processes are challenged to contribute on more than one level. Tell us of your needs and we will show in detail what we are up to and how we can include your needs. Feel free to contact the person below that is closest to your business. 


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Pulp and cellulose

This area will be covered by three consortia with these targets.

PULPING PROCESSES

  • Improved runnability for increased capacity 
  • Improved energy and resource efficiency
  • Decreased water footprint 
  • Decreased waste generation 
  • Improved pulp yield
  • Improved pulp bleaching
  • Improved or new processes to add value to pulp fibres

Pulping processes contacts: Elisabet Brännvall, Tomas Larsson and Ida Kulander 

 

RECOVERY CYCLE AND WATER MANAGEMENT

  • Improved energy and resource efficiency
  • Improved runnability for increased capacity
  • Decreased water footprint
  • Decreased waste generation
  • Developed processes to add value to pulp mill residual streams
  • Developed processes to add new values to pulp fibers

Recovery cycle and water processes contact: Marta Bialik and Ida Kulander 

 

NANOCELLULOSE

  • Improved processes for nanocellulose production
  • Developed processes for using new feedstocks to produce nanocelluloses (including residual streams from pulp mills)
  • Improved and new processes for tailoring nanocellulose qualities
  • Improved processes for forming and formulating nanocellulose-based coatings, films, filaments and composites
  • Developed processes for tailoring nanocellulose-based material properties for specific applications

Nanocellulose contact: Christian Aulin and Rosana Moriana Torro


Waste is processed to fuel

Wood and agro biorefinery

This area will be covered by four consortia with these targets.

KRAFT LIGNIN

  • Improved efficiency in separation of black liquor
    components and kraft lignins
  • Improved or new applications to add value to kraft lignins

Kraft lignin contacts: Maria Sedin, Ewellyn Capanema and Per Tomani 

 

FLEXIBLE BIOREFINERY

  • Improved or new processes to add value to wood
    and agricultural process residues
  • Improved processes towards lignocellulose-based chemicals,
    oils and fuels

Flexible biorefinery contacts: Anneli Sundman and David Blomberg Saitton

 

BIOSLUDGE AND WASTEWATER

  • Improved or new processes that present novel business opportunities related to recourses recovered from effluent treatment
  • Improved cost efficiency in adaptation to new and tightening regulations to maintain license to operate

Biosludge and wastewater contact: Lina Lindahl and David Blomberg Saitton

 

CARBON CAPTURE (CCS)

  • Developed feasible processes to capture and add value to biogenic carbon dioxide
  • Improved research infrastructure for industrial verification

Carbon capture contact: Jens Wolf 


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Paper, board and tissue

This area will be covered by five consortia with these targets.

FIBRE AND ADDITIVE DESIGN

  • Improved fibre design for paper performance
  • Improved dewatering and drying processes
  • Optimized effect of process and product additives
  • Improved design for recyclability

Fibre and additive design contacts: Elisabeth BjörkPaul Krochak 

 

PAPERMAKING PROCESSES

  • Improved dewatering and drying processes
  • Optimized effect of process and product additives
  • Decreased process and product variability

Papermaking processes contacts: Peter HansenClaes Holmqvist and Paul Krochak 

 

TISSUE

  • Improved absorption and softness of tissue
  • Improved fibre design for tissue performance
  • Enhanced product properties through embossing and converting
  • Optimized effect of process and product additives

Tissue contacts: Aron Tysén , Mattias Drotz

 

WATER MANAGEMENT IN PAPERMAKING

  • Optimized effect of process and product additives
  • Decreased process and product variability
  • Decreased water-related costs
  • Sustainable water management for reduced water consumption

Water management in papermaking contacts: Ignacio de san Pio and Paul Krochak 

 

RECYCLED PAPER, BOARD AND PACKAGING

  • Improved utilization of recycled feedstocks
  • Improved design for recyclability
  • Increased recycled product performance
  • Optimized effect of process and product additives

Recycled paper, board and packaging contacts: Annika Bjärestrand and Paul Krochak 


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Packaging and materials

This area will be covered by four consortia with these targets.

PAPERBOARD PACKAGES

  • Improved packaging performance 
  • Increased circularity for packaging
  • Improved predictability in printing
  • Enhanced packaging property space

    Paperboard packages contacts: Sofia Thorman, Prashanth Srinivasa and Andreas Gabrielsson

     

    CORRUGATED PACKAGES

    • Improving packaging performance
    • Optimized packaging for E-commerce and transport
    • Reduced moisture sensitivity
    • Improved and predictable post-print quality
    • Improved inkjet quality
    • Enhanced packaging property space

    Corrugated packages contacts: Johan Alfthan, Li Yang and Astrid Glasenapp

     

    3D-FORMED FIBRES

    • Improved combination of pulp and moulding technology
    • Decreased productions costs
    • Improved packaging performance and expanded utilization space

    3D-formed fibres contacts: Helena Halonen and Astrid Glasenapp

     

    BARRIERS

    • Developed sustainable high-performance barriers
      and super hydrophobic surfaces
    • Improved cost-efficiency of barrier application methods
    • Improved barrier performance after converting
    • Improved circularity of packaging materials

    Barriers contacts: Peter Rättö and Astrid Glasenapp


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    Solid wood and sawmills

    This area will be covered by three consortia with these targets.

    SAWMILL PROCESSES

    • Increased value yield in the sawmill
    • Increased sawmill uptime/availability and productivity
    • Improved moisture control in the solid wood production chain

    Sawmill processes contacts: Linus HäggAnders Lycken and Hans Holmberg

     

    WOOD DURABILITY

    • Improved processes for environmentally preferable wood treatment and protection
    • Increased performance of environmentally preferable wood treatment and protection

    Wood durability contacts: Mats Westin and Hans Holmberg

     

    WASTE WOOD UPCYCLING

    • Improved processes for wood recycling
    • Demonstrated new applications of recycled wood materials

    Wood upcycling processes contacts: Fredrik Berthold and Hans Holmberg


    Fredrik Aldaeus

    Contact person

    Fredrik Aldaeus

    Projektledare

    +46 10 228 45 40
    fredrik.aldaeus@ri.se

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