MOBILE FLIP, Mobile and Flexible Industrial Processing of Biomass, is a four-year EU project involving 12 organisations from Sweden, Finland, France, Greece and Estonia, including Processum. The aim is to develop and demonstrate mobile processes for the treatment of underexploited agro-based and forest-based biomass. The key processes being evaluated are pelletising, torrefaction, slow pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonisation and pre-treatment. The products would partially be used for fuel in various forms, replenishing soil nutrients, chemicals for the wood panel industry, as well as intermediates for sugar platforms.

"The objective for the project is to reduce transport costs for these processes, with the end product in many cases being used in the area where the mobile unit is located", says Emma Johansson, Processum. "In cases where the end user is somewhere else, processing the biomass on site can reduce transport volumes or the number of times you need to transport it. SP Processum is involved in the process for hydrothermal pre-treatment of biomass, as well as the purification and concentration of the resulting product".

The second newsletter from MOBILE FLIP has just been published and can be read and downloaded from the MOBILE FLIP website.

Participants at the Open Demonstration Workshop of Mobile and Flexible Industrial Processing of Biomass organised at SLU, Umeå, Sweden on the 16th of June 2016.

Verksamhetsberttelse 2016"A fantastic year that sets the stage for the future". That is the headline of the introduction written by Magnus Hallberg, CEO Processum, in the Processum Activity Report 2016. He continues: "In last year’s activity report I wrote that our cluster was in an excellent position to make the transition from a leading national to a leading international environment for forest biorefinery development. Whilst summing up the past year, I think we can safely say that trend is continuing, conditions now look even better and, in many respects, we are actually already there".

The Activity Report is available in printed format as well as a downloadable pdf file or as a scrollable pdf.

The printed version can be ordered from soren.back(at) or from anyone of the Processum staff.

Link to the downloadable pdf.

Link to the scrollable pdf.
SALMONAID 1 lgSALMONAID is a new Swedish project initiated by RISE Bioscience and Materials, Processum, SLU and Domsjö Fabriker and financed by Vinnova. With microorganisms cultivated on side streams from the forest industry, the project aims to optimize the process for production of microbe-based protein with higher protein content, as well as try out oil production, to use as salmon feed. The raw material will then be evaluated as substitute for primarily soy-based but also fish-based feedstock used in today’s fish feed.

TinyBTalented lgWith the aim to establish production of crystalline nanocellulose (CNC), a project will be started for development of the test bed TinyBTalented and new applications on a large scale. With a budget of 8 million SEK, the project also aims to establish working methods for future application development. Processum will be acting as project leader for this project with many participants, i.e. Holmen, Melodea, Mid Sweden University, MoRe Research, Organofuel, RISE Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces as well as S2Medical, SEKAB E-Technology and Tetra Pak.

This is a four year project ending in November 2020. Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation agency, contributes to TinyBTalented with 3.6 million SEK and the participants with 4.4 million SEK. De participants will either together or separately be working with four application areas. These are: CNC in flat shaped materials, in wound dressings, as strength additive in multi-layer materials and for functionalization of gas and fluid barriers. The project also has a stakeholder council consisting of yet more companies and universities.

Cellkonf1 lg90 cellulose researchers from twenty countries gathered in Örnsköldsvik on 15-16 November for presentations and discussions regarding the latest data within cellulose research. "The 7th Workshop on Cellulose, Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives" was organized by the universities in Umeå and Karlstad together with Domsjö Fabriker, SP Processum and MoRe Research. Karlstad University is an affiliated EPNOE member.

"This was the seventh cellulose conference of this kind and this was the second time it was held in Örnsköldsvik", says Karin Jonson, Research engineer, SP Processum. "There is great interest in development of new products from cellulose and it is an important research field, not only here in the Nordic countries but in many parts of the world. The fact that as many as 90 researchers from universities and companies participated, also from non-European countries, shows that the conference programme was important as well as appealing. What really pleased us is that 45 % of the participants represented different companies."

Cellkonf2 lg"In Örnsköldsvik we also have the possibility to organize visits at Domsjö Fabriker, MoRe Research and SP Processum, which I’m sure also contributed to the large number of participants. We have advanced cellulose production as well as leading research and equipment for development of tomorrow’s new products from cellulose. Many of the participating researchers are leading within their research fields and the conference offered possibilities to meet and establish contacts, useful for new research projects."

The programme consisted of 25 presentations. There was also the possibility to view the seven posters with information about doctoral thesis in the cellulose research field. More information about the programme can be found


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