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Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2015

25-27 March 2015
Chemical Biological Centre KBC
KB3B1, Stora hörsalen
Umeå University, Sweden

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PROGRAMME
 

Day 1   Wednesday, 25 March 2015
 
9:00-9:30
 
Registration and poster hanging
 
9:30-9:40  

Opening address
Christoffer Boman, Carlos Martin
 

9:40-9:50  

Opening address
Hans Lindberg
Mayor, City of Umeå
 

9:50-10:35  

Opening talk
Thomas B. Johansson
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden

 

10:35-11:00   Coffee break and poster viewing
 

Session 1: Renewable Feedstocks and Advanced Biomass Fuels
Chairperson: Sylvia Larsson
 

11:00-11:45  

Biomass handling for valorisation: A shambolic crash between deficient science and headstrong construction
Michael Bradley

Director of The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology University of Greenwich
 

11:45-12:15
 
 

A triptych of new opportunities
Bengt "Nippe" Hylander
Senior Advisor, ÅF Industry, former Adj prof, Energy Processes, School of Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
 

12:15-12:45   GM trees for commercial use - where are we?
Björn Sundberg

Stora Enso Biomaterials, Stockholm, Sweden
 
12:45-13:00
 
 

Hydrothermal treatment of lignocellulosic biomass for solid fuel applications

Mikko Mäkelä
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden

 

13:00-14:15
 
  Lunch and poster viewing

Session 2: Natural Photosynthesis
Chairperson: Christiane Funk
 

14:15-15:00
 
  Cyanobacteria:  from basic science to solar-powered catalysts for green chemistry
Wim Vermaas
Arizona State University, USA
 
15:00-15:30
 
 

The quantum design of solar-energy conversion in photosynthesis
Elisabet Romero

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

15:30-16:00
 
  Coffee break and poster viewing
 
Session 2: Natural Photosynthesis (Cont.)
Chairperson: Johannes Messinger
 
16:00-16:30
 
  Simulating photosynthetic processes in Photosystem II by first principles
Leonardo Guidoni
Professor, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of L'Aquila and Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy; head of the Computational Biophysics, Biochemistry and Chemistry group

 
16:30-17:00
 
  First-row transition metal oxides as catalysts for water oxidation: dynamic nature and parallels to the biological active site
Ivelina Zaharieva
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
 
17:00-17:15  

No interchange of the two substrate waters in the S2 → S3 transition of photosystem II
Håkan Nilsson

Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

 

17:15-19:00
 
  Mingle and poster session
 
19:00-22:00
 
  Conference dinner for all speakers, guests, organisers and poster presenters
 
Day 2   Thursday, 26 March 2015
 

Session 3: System Analysis and Bioeconomy
Chariperson: Runar Brännlund

8:30-9:15  

Is bioenergy carbon neutral in the US? An economic analysis
Brent Sohngen

Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
The Ohio State University, USA

 

9:15-9:45  

Assessing the societal effects of promoting biomass growth and the use of bioenergy – a cost-benefit analysis
Tommy Lundgren

Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, Sweden
 

9:45-10:15  

Next-generation biofuel production integrated with Swedish forest industry
Elisabeth Wetterlund

Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

 

10:15-10:45   Coffee break and poster viewing
 

Session 4: Biochemical conversion
Chairperson: Leif Jönsson/Carlos Martin

 

10:45-11:30   Bioenergy: People, Planet, Profit, and Technology
Lee Lynd
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, USA

 
11:30-12:00  

Second Generation Ethanol Production in Brazil – Present and Future Perspectives
Antonio Bonomi
Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, Campinas-SP, Brazil

 

12:00-12:30   Towards improved biomass and bioprocessing properties of wood in poplar trees
Hannele Tuominen
Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC), Sweden

 
12:30-12:45  

Ionic liquid pretreatment of cellulosic, hemicellulosic and lignocellulosic substrates 
Sandra Winestrand
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Umeå

 

12:45-14:00   Lunch and poster viewing
 

Session 5: Thermochemical conversion
Chairperson: Christoffer Boman
 

14:00-14:45  

Gasification of biomass and waste: Challenges and opportunities

Alberto Gómez-Barea
University of Seville, Spain

 

14:45-15:15  

Speciation of ash-forming elements in woody biomass and the effect on thermal conversion processes

Daniel Lindberg

Åbo Akademi University, Finland
 

15:15-15:45   Coffee break and poster viewing
 

Session 5: Thermochemical conversion (Cont.)
Chairperson: Christoffer Boman
 

15:45-16:15   From theory to reality, some examples from the Domsjo Biorefinery
Björn Edström

Domsjö Fabriker, Sweden

 
16:15-16:30   Real-time in situ gas analysis using laser spectroscopy – examples from biomass combustion research
Florian Schmidt

Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab), Applied Physics and Electronics, Umeå University, Sweden

 
16:30-16:45  

Control of particulate emissions from biomass combustion
Jonathan Fagerström

Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory, Umeå University, Sweden
 

18:00-23:00   Social activity for all speakers, invited guests and organisers
 
Day 3   Friday, 27 March 2015
 
Session 6: Chemical-Catalytic Conversion
Chairperson: Jyri-Pekka Mikkola
8:30-9:15   Catalysis vs. biocatalysis in the service of biomass valorization for fine chemicals production
Vasile Parvulescu

Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, University of Bucharest, Romania

 
09:15-9:45   Contribution of ionic liquid and carbon dioxide technologies to green biorefineries
Rafal Lukasik

Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P., Unidade de Bioenergia LNEG, Portugal

 
9:45-10:15   Heterogeneously catalyzed valorization of monoterpenes to high value-added chemicals
Mikhail Golets
Umeå University, Sweden/Åbo Akademi University, Finland

 
10:15-10:30  

Industrially benign super-compressible piezoresistive carbon foams with predefined wetting properties: from environmental to electrical applications
Tung Pham Ngoc
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University
 

10:30-11:00   Coffee break and poster viewing
 
Session 7: Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis
Chairperson: Thomas Wågberg
11:00-11:45  

Molecular Mechanisms of Artificial Photosynthesis
Leif Hammarström
Uppsala University, Sweden

 

11:45-12:15  

Molecular catalysis of the reduction of CO2 with iron(0) porphyrins
Marc Robert

Université Paris 7, France
 

12:15-12:30   Efficient electrocatalysts based on nitrogen-doped carbon nanostructures for water splitting reactions
Tiva Sharifi
Dept of Physics, Umeå University, Sweden

 
12:30-12:45   First turnover analysis of water-oxidation catalyzed by Co-oxide nano-particles
Sergey Koroidov
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden
 
12:45-13:00   Photon upconversion: Concepts, news, and potential for improving molecular solar thermal materials
Karl Börjesson 
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
 
13:00-14:15   Lunch
 
Session 8: Closing session
Chairperson: Carlos Martin
14:15-14:45   Direct coupling of photosynthesis to ethanol production in cyanobacteria
Kerstin Baier
Algenol Biofuels Germany GmbH, Berlin, Germany

 
14:45-15:15   System Analysis in the Forest Chemistry project
Jonas Joelsson
SP Processum Sweden

 
15:15-16:00   60 years in photosynthesis, the pleasure of research
Pierre Joliot
Institut de biologie physico-chimique, Paris, France

 
16:00-16:05
 
  Concluding remarks
 




 

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