Dan Bergström

Dan Bergström
2015: Docent (Associate professor), Forest Technology, SLU 2019: PhD, Forest Technology, SLU 2015: BSc Energy Technology Engineering, Umeå University


My field of research spans over a broad spectra of the forest biomaterials value chain; from silvicultural technology and operations, effects of forest operations on forest production and biodiversity, wood harvesting and supply systems, technologies and systems for measuring wood quality and quantity properties, biomass upgrading systems, fuel production and energy conversion technologies. I see myself as a generalist, even though I’m known to be an R&D specialist of novel and effective thinning- and supply systems for young dense boreal thinnings and small tree harvesting in general. 



Supervision of BSc and MSc theses


Forest Management

Silvicultural Technology

Forest Fuel and Biomaterial Supply Systems


Publikationer i urval

Peer-reviewed, 61 since 2007. 

10 lastest:

Kons, K.; Blagojevi´c, B., Mola-Yudego, B., Prinz, R.; Routa, J., Kulisic, B.,  Gagnon, B., & Bergström, D. 2022. Industrial End-Users’ Preferred Characteristics for Wood Biomass Feedstocks. Energies 2022, 15, 3721.

de la Fuente, T.; Bergström, D.; Fernandez-Lacruz, R.; Hujala, T.; Krajnc, N.; Laina, R.; Nordfjell, T.; Triplat, M.; Tolosana, E. Environmental Impacts of Boom-Corridor and  selectively Thinned Small-Diameter-Tree Forests. Sustainability 2022, 14, 6075. https://

Bergström, D., Raul Fernandez-Lacruz, Teresa de la Fuente, Christian Höök, Nike Krajnc, Jukka Malinen, Yrjö Nuutinen, Matevž Triplat & Tomas Nordfjell (2022) Effects of boom-corridor thinning on harvester productivity and residual stand structure, International Journal of Forest Engineering, 33:3, 226-242, DOI: 10.1080/14942119.2022.2058258 

Anerud, E.; Bergström, D., Routa, J.; Eliasson, L. 2022. Sieving and Covering of Wood Chips Improve Storability. Energies, 15, 2953.

Prinz, R.; Routa, J.; Anerud, E.; Bergström, D.; Sikanen, L. 2022. Performance of an Innovative Bio-Based Wood Chip Storage Pile Cover—Can It Replace Plastic Tarps? Energies, 15, 1680.

Nuutinen Y., Miina J., Saksa T., Bergström D., Routa J. (2021). Comparing the characteristics of boom-corridor and selectively thinned stands of Scots pine and birch. Silva Fennica vol. 55 no. 3 article id 10462.

Anerud E., Bergström D., Routa J. & Eliasson L. 2021. Fuel quality and dry matter losses of stored wood chips - Influence of cover material. Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 150, July 2021, 106109.

Bozaghian Bäckman M., Strandberg A., Thyrel M., Bergström D. and H. Larsson S. 2020. Does Mechanical Screening of Contaminated Forest Fuels Improve Ash Chemistry for Thermal Conversion? Energy & Fuels 34(12): 16294-16301. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c03196.

Fernandez-Lacruz, R., Marita Edlund, Dan Bergström & Ola Lindroos (2021) Productivity and profitability of harvesting overgrown roadside verges – a Swedish case study, International Journal of Forest Engineering, 32:1, 19-28, DOI: 10.1080/14942119.2020.1822664 

Kronholm T., Bengtsson D. and Bergström D. 2020. Family Forest Owners’ Perception of Management and Thinning Operations in Young Dense Forests: A Survey from Sweden. Forests 2020, 11(11), 1151; doi:10.3390/f11111151.


Forskare FLK vid Institutionen för skogens biomaterial och teknologi (SBT); Teknologi
Telefon: +46907868214, +46730498014
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901 83 Umeå
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