Elin Svensson

Gästforskare at Department of Energy 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 Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Anne-Marie Tillman Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Mathias Janssen Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Carl Johan Franzén Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Elin Svensson Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Simon Harvey Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Thore Berntsson Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Christel Cederberg Department of Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory
Hans Theliander Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering
Nikolaos Xafenias Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Emma Karlsson Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Maurizio Bettiga Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Karin Pettersson Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Joshua Mayers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Eva Albers Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Valeria Mapelli Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Christel Kampman Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Stavros Papadokonstantakis Department of Energy and Environment, Energy Technology
Formas
Västra Götalandsregionen, Regionutvecklingssekretariatet

2013–2014

Identification of operability challenges of strategic process integration measures

Elin Svensson Department of Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Swedish Energy Agency

2013–2014

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

Thore Berntsson Department of Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Valeria Lundberg Department of Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Elin Svensson Department of Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Charilaos Xiros Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Lisbeth Olsson Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2016

Assessing the Controllability of Heat Exchanger Networks

Fredrik Bengtsson, Elin Svensson, Torsten Wik et al
20th Nordic Process Control Workshop
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2016

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

Sofie Marton, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey et al
Proceedings of ECEEE Industrial Efficiency
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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 & Design. Vol. 111, p. 387-402
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2015

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

Elin Svensson, Matty 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 paper - non peer reviewed
2015

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

Elin Svensson,
12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE) / 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE), Copenhagen, Denmark May 31 - Jun 04, 2015. Vol. 37 (Part C), p. 1853-1858
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

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

Reasons to apply operability analysis in the design of integrated biorefineries

Elin Svensson, Karin Eriksson, Torsten Wik et al
Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. Vol. 9 (2), p. 147-157
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Pinch analysis at Preem LYR II - Modifications

Anders Åsblad, Eva Andersson, Karin Eriksson et al
Report
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson, Ann-Brith Strömberg et al
International Journal of Energy Research. Vol. 38 (14), p. 1864-1878
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Pulp mill biorefineries

Mathias Gourdon, Johan Isaksson, Erik Karlsson et al
International Process Integration Jubilee Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 18-20 2013
Conference poster
2013

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

Valeria Lundberg, Elin Svensson, Erik Axelsson et al
Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. Vol. 28 (4), p. 489-497
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Planning Future Investments in Emerging Energy Technologies for Pulp Mills Considering Different Scenarios for their Investment Cost Development

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson,
Energy. Vol. 36 (11), p. 6508-6519
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

A model for optimization of process integration investments under uncertainty

Elin Svensson, Ann-Brith Strömberg, Michael Patriksson et al
Energy. Vol. 36 (5), p. 2733-2746
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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 et al
Energy Policy. Vol. 37 (3), p. 813-824
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

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

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson,
PRES - 11th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, 24 - 28 August 2008, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2006

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

Torsten Wik, Elin Göransson, Claes Breitholtz et al
Biochemical Engineering Journal. Vol. 30 (1), p. 16-25
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed