Ph.D-student: Kristina Holmgren
Supervisor: Prof. Thore Berntsson
Co-supervisor: Tomas Rydberg, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Co-supervisor: Eva Andersson, CIT
This PhD project is a cooperation between IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd and Chalmers Technical University.
The objective is to identify possibilities to increase resource efficiency by industrial cluster formations in the integration of biomass gasification systems. Scenario analysis for possible development routes will be made using the Västra Götaland region as a case study. As part of the study possible development routes (technology, investments in new production units, products etc.) will be identified and scientific models will be used to describe process integration in existing industries and to determine costs and CO2 emissions for the development routes at different future price and policy instrument scenarios.
The results will show differences in technology, CO2 emission reductions, energy efficiency and economy. The results will also include identification of crucial parameters for potential cluster formation for integration of biomass gasification systems. The parameters can be used in order to evaluate the potential of other European regions.
The project is co-financed by Göteborg Energis forskningsstiftelse (Research foundation of Göteborg Energi) , E.ON Gasification Development, Preem, Perstorp, the Swedish Energy Agency and SIVL (Foundation of IVL).