The solar radiation received by the earth covers our energy needs many times over, if we are able to utilize it efficiently. Plants and trees are experts in utilizing the sun for the production of biomass. How can we utilize the biomass to get as much energy as possible in a cost efficient way with a limited environmental impact?
Approximately 25 % of the annual energy use in Sweden originates from bioenergy. Biomass is a renewable energy source and it is of interest to further increase the share. There are many ways to extract energy from biomass. Depending on the biomass characteristics and the intended application different types of fuel can be relevant to produce.