Elin Svensson

Gästforskare at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Elin Svensson holds a PostDoc position, working on efficient industrial energy systems and strategic decision-making.The aim of the research is to increase the understanding of how new technology and increased process integration in industrial processes can be managed with regard to operability, availability and flexibility to changing conditions.In her PhD thesis, Elin studied how a pulp mill could take steps towards becoming an integrated forest biorefinery, and how this could be done while ensuring energy efficiency and profitability in the long term. Consideration was given to uncertainties in future energy prices as well as the development of new technology.

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Projects

2013–2018

Upgrading of renewable domestic raw materials to value-added bulk and fine chemicals for a biobased economy: technology development, systems integration and environmental impact assessment (BioBuF)

Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Anne-Marie Tillman Environmental Systems Analysis
Mathias Janssen Environmental Systems Analysis
Carl Johan Franzén Industrial Biotechnology
Elin Svensson Energy Technology
Simon Harvey Energy Technology
Thore Berntsson Energy Technology
Christel Cederberg Physical Resource Theory
Hans Theliander Forest Products and Chemical Engineering
Nikolaos Xafenias Industrial Biotechnology
Emma Karlsson Industrial Biotechnology
Maurizio Bettiga Industrial Biotechnology
Karin Pettersson Energy Technology
Joshua Mayers Industrial Biotechnology
Eva Albers Industrial Biotechnology
Valeria Mapelli Industrial Biotechnology
Christel Kampman Industrial Biotechnology
Stavros Papadokonstantakis Energy Technology
Västra Götalandsregionen, Regional development committee
Formas

2013–2014

Identification of operability challenges of strategic process integration measures

Elin Svensson Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Swedish Energy Agency

2013–2014

System analysis of lignocellulosic ethanol production via “High Solid SSF”

Thore Berntsson Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Valeria Lundberg Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Elin Svensson Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Charilaos Xiros Industrial Biotechnology
Lisbeth Olsson Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2017

A Steam Utility Network Model for the Evaluation of Heat Integration Retrofits – A Case Study of an Oil Refinery

Sofie Marton, Elin Svensson, Riccardo Subiaco et al
Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. Vol. 5 (4), p. 560-578
Journal article
2016

Assessing the Controllability of Heat Exchanger Networks

Fredrik Bengtsson, Elin Svensson, Torsten Wik et al
Conference contribution
2016

The effect of high solids loading in ethanol production integrated with a pulp mill

Elin Svensson, Valeria Lundberg, M. Jansson et al
Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Vol. 111, p. 387-402
Journal article
2016

Investigating operability issues of heat integration for implementation in the oil refining industry

Sofie Marton, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Paper in proceedings
2016

Integrating Microalgal Production with Industrial Outputs - Reducing Process Inputs and Quantifying the Benefits

Joshua Mayers, A. Ekman Nilsson, Elin Svensson et al
Industrial Biotechnology. Vol. 12 (4), p. 219-234
Journal article
2016

A steam utility network model for the evaluation of heat integration retrofits – A case study of an oil refinery

Sofie Marton, Elin Svensson, Riccardo Subiaco et al
Proceedings of the 2nd South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES.SEE2016.0258, p. 1-18
Conference contribution
2015

High Solids Loading in Ethanol Production – Effects on Heat Integration Opportunities and Economics

Elin Svensson, Valeria Lundberg, Simon Harvey
Proceedings of PRES 2015 Conference, 23-27 August 2015, Kuching, Malaysia. Available in Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 45, p. 655-660
Paper in proceedings
2015

Economic and environmental analysis of an emerging biorefinery concept as a guide for early technology development

Elin Svensson, Mathias Janssen, Karin Pettersson et al
Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES2015 (0812), p. 1-6
Conference contribution
2015

Reasons to apply operability analysis in the design of integrated biorefineries

Elin Svensson, Karin Eriksson, Torsten Wik
Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. Vol. 9 (2), p. 147-157
Journal article
2015

Optimal Multi-Period Investment Analysis for Flexible Pulp Mill Utility Systems

Elin Svensson
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Vol. 37 (Part C), p. 1853-1858
Paper in proceedings
2015

Energy Transfer Diagram for Site-Wide Analysis and Application to a Kraft Pulp Mill

Jean-Christophe Bonhivers, Elin Svensson, Mikhail Sorin et al
Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 75, p. 547-560
Journal article
2014

Comparison between pinch analysis and bridge analysis to retrofit the heat exchanger network of a kraft pulp mill

Jean-Christophe Bonhivers, Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson et al
Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 70 (1), p. 369-379
Journal article
2014

The value of flexibility for pulp mills investing in energy efficiency and future biorefinery concepts

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson, Ann-Brith Strömberg
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 38 (14), p. 1864-1878
Journal article
2014

Flexibility to Seasonal Demand Variations in Pulp Mill Steam Production: The Effect of Steam Savings Leading to Off-design Heat Loads

Elin Svensson
Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 70 (2), p. 1180-1188
Journal article
2014

Comparison between the grand composite curve, advanced composite curves and energy transfer diagram for heat exchanger network retrofit

Jean-Christophe Bonhivers, Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson et al
21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2014 and 17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2014. Vol. 4, p. 2180-2180
Paper in proceedings
2014

The effect of long lead times for planning of energy efficiency and biorefinery technologies at a pulp mill

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson
Renewable Energy. Vol. 61, p. 12-16
Journal article
2014

Converting a kraft pulp mill into a multi-product biorefinery: techno-economic analysis of a case mill

Valeria Lundberg, Jon Bood, Linus Nilsson et al
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. Vol. 16 (7), p. 1411-1422
Journal article
2014

Pinch analysis at Preem LYR II - Modifications

Anders Åsblad, Eva Ingeborg Elisabeth Andersson, Karin Eriksson et al
Report
2013

Operational Flexibility in Pulp Mill Steam Production at Off-design Heat Loads

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson
Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 35, p. 919-924
Paper in proceedings
2013

Converting a kraft pulp mill into a multi-product biorefinery – Part 2: Economical aspects

Valeria Lundberg, Elin Svensson, Erik Marcus Kristian Axelsson et al
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 28 (4), p. 489-497
Journal article
2013

Pulp mill biorefineries

Mathias Gourdon, Johan Isaksson, Erik Karlsson et al
Conference poster
2011

A model for optimization of process integration investments under uncertainty

Elin Svensson, Ann-Brith Strömberg, Michael Patriksson
Energy. Vol. 36 (5), p. 2733-2746
Journal article
2011

The effect of long lead times for planning of energy efficiency and biorefinery technologies at a pulp mill

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, B. Moshfegh (ed.), Proceedings of WREC - World Renewable Energy Congress, 8-11 May 2011, Linköping, Sweden. Vol. 7 (057), p. 1481-1488
Paper in proceedings
2011

Pinch analysis of a partly integrated pulp and paper mill

Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, B. Moshfegh (ed.), Proceedings of WREC - World Renewable Energy Congress, 8-11 May 2011, Linköping, Sweden. Vol. 7 (057), p. 1521-1528
Paper in proceedings
2010

Using Optimization under Uncertainty to Study Different Aspects of Process Integration Investment Decisions – The Example of Lock-in Effects

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson
Proceedings of ECOS 2010 - the 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 14-17 June 2010. Vol. I (Thermodynamics), p. 233-240
Paper in proceedings
2010

Economy and CO2 emissions trade-off: A systematic approach for optimizing investments in process integration measures under uncertainty

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson
Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 30 (1), p. 23-29
Journal article
2009

An optimization methodology for identifying robust process integration investments under uncertainty

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson, Ann-Brith Strömberg et al
Energy Policy. Vol. 37 (2), p. 680-685
Journal article
2009

Benefits of using an optimization methodology for identifying robust process integration investments under uncertainty - A pulp mill example

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson, Ann-Brith Strömberg
Energy Policy. Vol. 37 (3), p. 813-824
Journal article
2006

Low model order approximations of continuously stirred biofilm reactors with Monod kinetics

Torsten Wik, Elin Svensson, Claes Breitholtz
Biochemical Engineering Journal. Vol. 30 (1), p. 16-25
Journal article