Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet


The aim of MicroDrivE - Microbially Derived Energy - is to develop production processes for biofuels as well as biochemicals and food/feed from forestry and agricultural biomass with maximal energy and economic output and minimal environmental impact.


Research in collaboration with industrial partners

Our research modules mimics the circular flow of biomass in sustainable production systems i.e. starting with biomass followed by production steps for biofuels, biochemicals and food/feed and ending with recirculation of residual nutrients to the soil.

We work together with industrial partners to use our research findings to design optimum processes considering existing. By working with many different stakeholders, we aim to be an open and effective program with positive synergies.

Several different departments at SLU are engaged in the program, in one or several modules; Chemistry and Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Science and Energy and Technology.