Electricity and heat generation from biomass

Last changed: 07 March 2017

This project examines production of electricity and heat from biomass (both large and small scale) from a lifecycle perspective. The focus is on crops rich in lignocellullose (energy crops). Special emphasis is placed on the energy efficency of these systems and how they affect the climate over time.

The project is partly funded by STandUP for energy, a collaboration between four universities (UU,SLU,KTH & LTU)  with the overall objective to reduce the cost of large-scale production of renewable and sustainable electricity and to develop cost-effective and energy-efficient hybrid and electric vehicles.


Ericsson, N., Nordberg, T., Sundberg, C., Ahlgren, S., Hansson, P.-A. (2014) Climate impact and energy efficiency from electricity generation through anaerobic digestion or direct combustion of short rotation coppice willow    Applied Energy, 132, pp. 86-98. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.06.049

Hammar, T., Ericsson, N., Sundberg, C., Hansson, P.-A. (2014) Climate Impact of Willow Grown for Bioenergy in Sweden.  BioEnergy Research. Article in Press. doi: 10.1007/s12155-014-9490-0

Ericsson, N., Porsö, C., Ahlgren, S., Nordberg, Å., Sundberg, C. and Hansson, P.-A. (2013) Time-dependent climate impact of a bioenergy system – methodology development and application to Swedish conditions.  GCB Bioenergy, 5: 580–590. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12031

Hammar, T., Sundberg, C., Ericsson, N., Hansson, P.-A (2014)  Climate Impacts of Bioenergy Produced from Willow Grown in Sweden . Conference proccedings. 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. doi: 10.5071/22ndEUBCE2014-1DO.1.5

Ericsson, N., Porsö, C., Nordberg, Å., Hansson, P.-A. 2012. The Effect of Soil Organic Carbon and the Time Frame on the GWP in a Short Rotation Coppice LCA . Conference proccedings. 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. doi: 10.5071/20thEUBCE2012-5AV.1.22