Elin Svensson

Senior Researcher at 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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Showing 68 publications

2023

Flexibility analysis using boundary functions for considering dependencies in uncertain parameters

Christian Langner, Elin Svensson, Stavros Papadokonstantakis et al
Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 174
Journal article
2023

Novel Reformulations for Modeling Uncertainty and Variations in a Framework for Chemical Process Design

Christian Langner, Elin Svensson, Stavros Papadokonstantakis et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. In Press
Journal article
2022

Flexibility analysis of chemical processes considering overlaying uncertainty sources

Christian Langner, Elin Svensson, Stavros Papadokonstantakis et al
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Vol. 49, p. 769-774
Paper in proceeding
2022

The role of BECCS in providing negative emissions in Sweden under competing interests for forest-based biomass

Johanna Beiron, Sebastian Karlsson, Henrik Skoglund et al
Other conference contribution
2022

Resolving issues of scaling for gramian-based input–output pairing methods

Fredrik Bengtsson, Torsten Wik, Elin Svensson
International Journal of Control. Vol. 95 (3), p. 679-691
Journal article
2021

Costs vs. Flexibility of Process Heat Recovery Solutions Considering Short-Term Process Variability and Uncertain Long-Term Development

Sofie Marton, Christian Langner, Elin Svensson et al
Frontiers in Chemical Engineering. Vol. 3
Journal article
2021

Electricity generation from low and medium temperature industrial excess heat in the kraft pulp and paper industry

Igor Cruz, Magnus Wallén, Elin Svensson et al
Energies. Vol. 14 (24)
Journal article
2021

Flexibility analysis of chemical processes considering dependencies between uncertain parameters

Christian Langner, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, p. 1105-1110
Book chapter
2021

A computational tool for guiding retrofit projects of industrial heat recovery systems subject to variation in operating conditions

Christian Langner, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 182
Journal article
2020

Quantifying non-energy benefits for energy-intensive industry – a case study of heat recovery measures in a Swedish oil refinery

Sofie Marton, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Eceee Industrial Summer Study Proceedings, p. 199-207
Paper in proceeding
2020

Bottom–Up Assessment Framework for Electrification Options in Energy-Intensive Process Industries

Holger Wiertzema, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Frontiers in Energy Research. Vol. 8
Journal article
2020

Marginal Abatement Cost Curve of Industrial CO2 Capture and Storage – A Swedish Case Study

Filip Johnsson, Fredrik Normann, Elin Svensson
Frontiers in Energy Research. Vol. 8
Journal article
2020

Assessing the value of a diversified by-product portfolio to allow for increased production flexibility in pulp mills

Elin Svensson, Rikard Edland, Christian Langner et al
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 35 (4), p. 533-558
Journal article
2020

Evaluation of hybrid electric/gas steam generation for a chemical plant under future energy market scenarios

Holger Wiertzema, Simon Harvey, Elin Svensson
Eceee Industrial Summer Study Proceedings, p. 243-252
Paper in proceeding
2020

Effects of process decarbonisation on future targets for excess heat delivery from an industrial process plant

Pontus Bokinge, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Eceee Industrial Summer Study Proceedings, p. 233-242
Paper in proceeding
2020

Holistic methodological framework for assessing the benefits of delivering industrial excess heat to a district heating network

Karin Pettersson, Erik Axelsson, Lina Eriksson et al
International Journal of Energy Research. Vol. 44 (4), p. 2634-2651
Journal article
2020

A framework for flexible and cost-efficient retrofit measures of heat exchanger networks

Christian Langner, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Energies. Vol. 13 (6)
Journal article
2019

Characterization and visualization of industrial excess heat for different levels of on-site process heat recovery

Elin Svensson, Matteo Morandin, Simon Harvey
International Journal of Energy Research. Vol. 43 (14), p. 7988-8003
Journal article
2019

A computational tool for analysing the response of complex heat exchanger networks to disturbances

Christian Langner, Elin Svensson, Pontus Bokinge et al
PROCEEDINGS OF ECOS 2019 - THE 32ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EFFICIENCY, COST, OPTIMIZATION, SIMULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS. Vol. 2019, p. 611-623
Paper in proceeding
2019

Evaluation of Hybrid Electric Steam Generation for a Chemical Plant under Future Energy Market Scenarios

Holger Wiertzema, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Other conference contribution
2019

Environmental assessment of a biorefinery concept for production of bulk and fine chemicals

Mathias Janssen, Sara Badr, Elin Svensson et al
Other conference contribution
2019

Chalmers Industrial Case Study Portfolio - Contents, Structure and Example Applications

Elin Svensson, Pontus Bokinge, Simon Harvey et al
Report - Chalmers University of Technology
2018

Non-energy benefits of heat integration retrofits – case study at a large oil refinery in Sweden

Sofie Marton, Elin Svensson, Simon Harvey
Other conference contribution
2018

Prospective LCA of a biorefinery concept for production of bulk and fine chemicals

Mathias Janssen, Sara Badr, Elin Svensson et al
Other conference contribution
2018

Prospective analysis of an intergrated biorefinery concept for the production of balk and fine chemicals

Sara Badr, Mathias Janssen, Elin Svensson et al
23rd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2018 and 21st Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2018. Vol. 2, p. 737-
Paper in proceeding
2018

Availability of excess heat from the Swedish Kraft pulping industry

Elin Svensson, Matteo Morandin, Igor Cruz et al
Proceedings of ISEC 2018 - Renewable Heating and Cooling in Integrated Urban and Industrial Energy Systems , p. 697-706
Paper in proceeding
2018

A new method of scaling the gramian based input-output pairing methods for improved results

Fredrik Bengtsson, Torsten Wik, Elin Svensson
Other conference contribution
2018

Combined basic and fine chemical biorefinery concepts with integration of processes at different technology readiness levels

Sara Badr, Jane Yee Yap, J Tan et al
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, p. 1577-1582
Book chapter
2018

Resolving Issues of Scaling for Gramian Based Input-Output Pairing Methods

Fredrik Bengtsson, Torsten Wik, Elin Svensson
Other conference contribution
2018

Design of heat exchanger networks with good controllability

Elin Svensson, Karin Eriksson, Fredrik Bengtsson et al
Report
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
2017

Handling multi-scale / multipartner information for biorefinery modelling, integration and sustainability assessment

Stavros Papadokonstantakis, Mathias Janssen, Elin Svensson
Other conference contribution
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
Paper in proceeding
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
Eceee Industrial Summer Study Proceedings, p. 495-503
Paper in proceeding
2016

Assessing the Controllability of Heat Exchanger Networks

Fredrik Bengtsson, Elin Svensson, Torsten Wik et al
Other conference contribution
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
Review article
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
Other conference contribution
2015

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

Elin Svensson
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, p. 1853-1858
Book chapter
2015

High solids loading in ethanol production - Effects on heat integration opportunities and economics

Elin Svensson, Valeria Lundberg, Simon Harvey
Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 45, p. 655-660
Journal article
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
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
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

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

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

Elin Svensson, Thore Berntsson, Ann-Brith Strömberg
International Journal of Energy Research. Vol. 38 (14), p. 1864-1878
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 proceeding
2014

Pinch analysis at Preem LYR II - Modifications

Anders Åsblad, Eva Ingeborg Elisabeth 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
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
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
International Process Integration Jubilee Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 18-20 2013
Conference poster
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 proceeding
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

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 proceeding
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 proceeding
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 proceeding
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

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
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
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
Other conference contribution
2006

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

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

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Showing 3 research projects

2013–2014

Identification of operability challenges of strategic process integration measures

Elin Svensson Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Swedish Energy Agency

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)

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

30 publications exist
2013–2014

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

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

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