Analysis and evaluation of energy integration measures in biorefinery clusters in a systems perspective


The transition to a resource-efficient bioeconomy will require large investments into industry and infrastructure. With this project, we aim to 1) develop tools for energy measure assessment in biorefinery clusters, 2) increase the awareness about tools and opportunities for energy efficiency measures, 3) contribute to increased energy efficiency among the participating industries. We will base the project on two case studies of forest-based clusters. These represent typical cases where a systems perspective is needed in order to maximize economic and environmental performance. The cases will be analyzed using tools in the form of total site analysis, scenarios and energy- and carbon balance calculations in a life-cycle perspective. Strengths, weaknesses and general applicability of the tools will be discussed and communicated broadly to forest industry and related stakeholders.

Participants

Simon Harvey (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Roman Hackl

Doktorand vid Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies

Matteo Morandin

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Collaborations

Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals AB

Domsjö, Sweden

Domsjö Fabriker

Domsjö, Sweden

Frontway AB

Norrköping, Sweden

IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Mid Sweden University

Sundsvall, Sweden

Övik Energi AB

Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

RISE Processum AB

Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

Sekab

Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

Sundsvall Energi AB

Sundsvall, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2019 with 238,429.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2018-02-06