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Welcome to the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2015!

For the seventh time the Chemical Biological Centre (KBC; at Umeå University, Sweden, organizes the Renewable Energy symposium. This time it will be organised from 25-27 March 2015. 

The meeting aims to strengthen and display our efforts towards research in the renewable energy field that is carried out within several strong research environments and research programmes at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Solar Fuels, Artificial Leaf Project, Bio4Energy (, BioImprove (,  and Trees and Crops for the future (

The 2015 edition of UREM will include a broad and unique spectrum of topics including e.g. Bioeconomy, Advanced biomass fuels, Thermal- and Biochemical conversion technologies, Photovoltaics as well as Natural- and Artificial photosynthesis.

We welcome international participants to our interdisciplinary meeting, as well as PIs, post docs and graduate students of KBC. The poster session and selected poster presentations are important parts of the programme. The meeting has been growing over the years and in 2014 we had more than 200 participants.

We hope to meet you in March 2015 in Umeå!

 The Organizing Committee

Invited Speakers:

 Kerstin Baier
PhD, Algenol Biofuels Germany GmbH, Berlin, Germany

 Antonio Bonomi
Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, Campinas-SP, Brazil 

 Michael Bradley
Professor of bulk and particulate technology and director of The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK

 Björn Edström
Manager Business Area Ethanol, Domsjö Fabriker, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

 Alberto Gómez-Barea
Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Seville, Spain

 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

 Leif Hammarström
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Physical Chemistry, head of Artificial Photosynthesis and Controlling Electron Transfer, Uppsala University, Sweden

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

 Jonas Joelsson
PhD, SP Processum AB, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

 Pierre Joliot
Professor, Institute of Physical and Chemical Biology, Paris, France

 Thomas B. Johansson
Professor of energy systems analysis at International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden

 Daniel Lindberg
Senior Researcher, Åbo Akademi Process Chemistry Centre, Comustion and Materials Chemistry, Åbo, Finland

 Rafal Lukasik

Associate Researcher, The National Laboratory for Energy and Geology, LNEG, Lisboa, Portugal

 Lee Lynd
Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, USA

 Vasile Parvulescu
Professor, Director, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, University of Bucharest, Romania

 Marc Robert
Professor, Laboratoire d'Electrochimie Moleculaire, LEM, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France

Elisabet Romero
Postdoc, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Biophysics and Photosynthesis, VU University Amsterdam, NL

  Brent Sohngen
Professor of environmental and resource economics, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University, USA

 Björn Sundberg
Professor, Forest Biotechnology R&D, Stora Enso Biomaterials, Stockholm, Sweden

 Wim Vermaas
Professor at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Elisabeth Wetterlund
Associate Senior Lecturer, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

 Ivelina Zaharieva
PhD, Institute of Experimental Physics and Photosynthesis, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

The Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2015 is supported by:


KBC Chemical Biological Centre
CERE - Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics
Dept of Applied Physics and Electronics

Depts of 

Plant Physiology

Dept. of Forest Biomaterials and Technology    


The Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2015 is sponsored by:


Picture: Christoffer Boman, a burning pellet

For your information:
Programme folders from former meetings:
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2010
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2011
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2012
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2013
Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2014

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 02:16