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In order to actively change to a sustainable future and drive research in the biorefinery and bioeconomy field forward, we are active in several different types of projects. Our role in the projects can vary between project owner, coordinator or partner. Here you can read about both active projects that we participate in but also completed projects.
How can we increase circularity and create the highest possible value from industrial residual flows? Within a feasibility study, the aim is to identify focus areas for industrial symbiosis and potential partners in the forest industry and the fish farming industry across the Sweden-Norway border.
The BIOMODEL4REGIONS project aims to support the establishment of the innovative governance models at local/regional level to achieve better-informed decision-making processes, social engagement and innovation to support and strengthen EU and international science-policy interfaces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The project Biorecer aims to ensure performance and traceability of the biological feedstock used by industries, deploying guidelines to strengthen the current certification schemes. With this kind of approach, the added value, the use, and social acceptance of bioproducts increase.
In March 2020, the European Commission adopted a new circular economy action plan aimed at preparing the European economy for a green future and strengthening its competitiveness while protecting the environment. One of the keys to a successful implementation of the European circular economy is the growing dependence on biomass products.
In recent years, it has been possible to measure a rapid increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide. This increase will continue due to the global demand for energy and materials from fossil sources. Sweden aims to become a carbon-neutral society by 2030 and to have negative net emissions of CO2 by 2045.
The paper and pulp industry generates several million tons of lignin annually. Currently, a large part of the lignin is burned as a low-value fuel, but it can also be valorized for applications such as plywood resins, insulating materials, and paper lamination. By valorizing the lignin, fossil coal can be replaced with a green, more sustainable alternative.
The GreenBattery project focuses on building the prototype of a green battery. The key idea
behind the project lies in establishing a battery prototype with green (or greener) components
without compromising the performance of the battery.
The INN-PRESSME project, funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020, develops materials and solutions for industries to replace fossil resources with sustainable and cost-effective bio-based materials.
MainstreamBIO aims to contribute to bringing small-scale bio-based solutions into mainstream practice across rural Europe. To achieve this, the project aims to improve collaboration between key bioeconomy stakeholders, resulting in sustainable business models for bio-based innovations in rural areas.
In the global market, the demand for high quality protein for both food and feed is growing. Due to the growing world population, resource shortages and climate change, the demand for protein is becoming more difficult to meet.
Every year, 15 million tonnes of meat are produced in Europe, which annually creates 3.6 million tonnes of waste feathers. Only 25% of these feathers are collected and refined. In line with the EU's bioeconomy strategy, the UNLOCK project is working to evaluate this waste stream and design a new economically and sustainable value chain.
The project Innovation platform Biorefinery: Accelerate to commercialization (IB:ACCEL) is run by RISE and the project's working method is based on a model developed by RISE Processum, where the core of the work is to initiate, conduct and support needs-motivated research and innovation in collaboration with industry, academia and society.
Today, there is no simple general connection between process and external users in different mills, which constitutes an obstacle to the development of new monitoring applications. In the Industry 5.0 project, new technology will be evaluated in various sub-steps in collaboration with the project's partners.
Fish feed often consists of fish or soy flour, which is not sustainable. RISE Processum and RISE PFI have developed a method for making fish feed from sustainable protein sources from the forest. The international project FISK connects actors so that the production of fish feed based on forest raw materials can become reality.
The project Fossil-free aviation in northern Sweden is part of the work when it comes to gathering more knowledge in how aviation can be converted to fossil-free fuels. One goal of the project is to both identify and clarify the measures required to achieve the national objectives of developing a fossil-free aircraft.
SYLFEED is an international project that aims to scale up Arbiom's technology to convert wood residues into a protein-rich feed ingredient that consists of single cell protein to reduce Europe's protein deficit. SYLFEED will demonstrate Arbiom's technology on a larger scale and prepare for industrial upscaling.
How can we better use residual streams from the forest industry to create new sustainable products and solutions? The international project Green Bioraff Solutions focuses on refining residual streams, mainly sawdust, bark and fiber sludge. The goal is to develop attractive biorefinery solutions for production with a focus on Sweden and Finland.
The regional innovation and export platform North Sweden Cleantech works for green technology, clean energy and sustainable solutions from Örnsköldsvik and Västerbotten. North Sweden Cleantech develops green technology and clean energy that can develop the world market for sustainable growth.
One of the biggest advantages of the forest is that it is infinitely renewable and it also accounts for one of the world's largest assets of bio-based raw materials. The OptiBark project will use salix and industrial bark to create the conditions for an increased global demand for bio-based materials and chemicals.
Agricultural crops contain many components with the potential to contribute to the bio-based economy. In this project, we want to use ley grass, which is grown on almost half of Sweden's arable land, for the production of ethanol, bio-oil and biogas at the same time as high-quality products such as proteins, fibers and antioxidants are extracted.
Open Summary configuration optionsThe PaperChain project will use an industrial symbiosis model centered on the use of various waste streams generated by the European pulp and paper industry, as a valuable raw material for three industrial sectors: the construction sector, the mining sector and the chemical industry.