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Dalia Abdelfattah

Dalia Abdelfattah
Associate Professor (Docent) of Technology, Energy and technology department. Director of Studies, Sustainable systems for food, energy and biomaterials research school (SSFEB) Her research interests is related to: climate change impacts, bioenergy, eco-friendly production, system analysis thinking.


Dr.Abdelfattah has a PhD in Environmental studies from Alexandria University, Egypt with a background in Agriculture engineering. Her research focuses on the environmental impacts of renewable energy materials and related applications, such as transportation, through the use of life cycle assessment methodology. She is a leading team member of the system analysis and bioeconomy platform within Bio4Energy, a specialized research program appointed by the Swedish government on strategic research areas  for the development of highly efficient and environmentally sound biorefinary processes and biomaterials. Dr. Abdelfatta is an emerging research leader in life cycle assessment for Arctic sustainability. She received several grants for projects related to “System analysis thinking for Arctic sustainability” and communication of scientific research. She is an active member in several ongoing research projects related to sustainability of pulp and paper industry in North Sweden. Dr. Abdelfatta is also a key organizer of seminar series/conferences for the dissemination of key findings to a range of groups. 

Some recent projects:

- Project leader,  FORMAS 2021 - 2023 , "Forest-based biofuels for sustainable Arctic marine shipping" , project website

- Project leader,  Arcum 2019 -2020, "System analysis thinking for Arctic sustainability"

- CO-Applicant, ÅForsk 2019 -2021, "Technologies for Promoting Sustainable and Circular Economy Startups Sewage Sludge Derived Biochar as Filler Material for Manufacturing of Composites"

- CO-Applicant, Bio4Energy 2019 -2020, "Valorization of pulp and paper mill ashes and sludge by a two-step treatment approach – A feasibility study"

- CO-Applicant, ARCA Egypt - Canada 2016 -2018, Towards sustainable potato production under climate change conditions, project website

- CO-Applicant, US NAS - USA 2016 - 2017, Conducting Responsible Science

Selected publications

1)   H. Karlsson Potter; D.M.M Yacout, K. Henryson, 2023. Climate Assessment of Vegetable Oil and Biodiesel from Camelina Grown as an Intermediate Crop in Cereal-Based Crop Rotations in Cold Climate Regions. Sustainability, 15, 12574.

2)   Anup Rana, Leandro Cid Gomes, João S. Rodrigues, Dalia M. M. Yacout, et al., 2022. A combined photobiological-photochemical route to C10 cycloalkane jet fuels from carbon dioxide via isoprene. Journal of Green Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/D2GC03272D.

3) Dalia M. M. Yacout, Venkata K.K. Upadhyayula, Dalia M.M. Yacout, Mats Tysklind, Venkata K.K. Upadhyayula, Assessment of forest-based biofuels for Arctic marine shipping, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 174, 2021, 105763, ISSN 0921-3449,

4) Dalia M. M. Yacout, Pooja Yadav, Dimitris Athanassiadis, Mats Tysklind and Venkata Krishna K Upadhyayula. 2020.  Chapter 8 - An evaluation of different climate matrices used in biomass energy research. Current technologies in biotechnology and bioengineering, Elsevier. Pages 179-204, ISBN: 9780444643094. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-64309-4.00008-8

5) Ivan Kozyatnyk, Dalia M. M. Yacout, Jo von Caneghem, Stina Jansson. Comparative environmental assessment of end-of-life carbonaceous water treatment adsorbents. Bioresource Technology 302 (2020) 1228662 . DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2020.122866

6) Pooja Yadav, Dimitris Athanassiadis, Dalia M. M. Yacout, Mats Tysklind and Venkata K.K. Upadhyayula. 2020. Environmental Impact and Environmental Cost Assessment of Methanol Production from Wood Biomass. Journal of Environmental Pollution. 265(Pt A):114990.DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114990 

7) Kavitha Shanmugam, Anju Baroth, Sachin Nande, Dalia Yacout, Mats Tysklind and Venkata K.K. Upadhyayula. 2019. Swedish Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Operating Compressed Biomethane (CBM) Transit Buses in Cities of Developing Nations: A Case Study. Journal of Sustainability,11 (15), 4190. DOI:10.3390/su11154190

8) Dalia M. M. Yacout. Potentials of using life cycle assessment in local climate change studies. 2018. Alexandria Research Centre for Adaptation to Climate Change (ARCA). Working paper (7) ISNN 2314 – 8874. 

9) Ahmed H. Rabia, Dalia M. M. Yacout, Sara .F. Shahin, Assesm A. Mohamed, Emad Fawzy. 2018. Towards Sustainable Potato Production under Climate Change Conditions. Current Applied Science and Technology, 18(3): 200-207. 

10) Eslam M. Hassanain, Dalia M. M. Yacout, M. A. Metwally and M. S. Hassouna. 2017. Life Cycle Assessment of Waste Strategies for Used Lubricating Oil. Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22:1232–1240. 

11)  Dalia M. M. Yacout, M. A. Abd El-Kawi and M. S. E. Hassouna. 2016. Cradle to gate environmental impact assessment of Acrylic fiber manufacture. Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(3), 326-336.

12) Dalia M. M. Yacout and M. S. E. Hassouna. LCA alternative waste handling strategies in textile industry. 2016. Environ Monit Assess 188:445.

13) Dalia M. M. Yacout, Naglaa F. Soliman and M. M. Yacout. 2016. Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of Tilapia in two production systems. Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(6), 806-819. 


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Researcher at the Department of Energy and Technology; Agricultural technology and systems
Postal address:
Inst för energi och teknik, Box 7032
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala