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The Bioeconomy Research Programme 2018-2020

A new economy is on the rise – a bioeconomy. Its birth was caused by climate change and unsustainable exploitation of the planet’s resources and its maturation holds a remark-able opportunity for the biomass industry.

At RISE, we believe that renewable raw material can replace many fossil-based raw materials in the future. Our role is to navigate and explore the routes of this transformation through knowledge and research. New technology requires optimization, especially when it is competing with a hundred years spent on fossil-based technology. That is why we consider industry collaboration as an essential step in the transformation process.

The Bioeconomy Research Programme 2018–2020 is RISE’s contribution. It is a research-based accelerator for industrial transformation to the new bioeconomy.

A multi-client research programme

Our multi-client programme offers a unique business network, a meeting place for discussion and plenty of headspace for challenging ideas. The research topics based on industrial needs, global trends and market drivers will continuously be reviewed, refined and ranked throughout the programme. The projects within the programme are designed to achieve client benefit and to create value in new technologies. Our experts and project managers will lead the research with the entire RISE infrastructure at their disposal. The outcome of the conducted research is shared between the participating parties.

Will you be a part of it?

Together, we will navigate the abundance of new technology while devotedly optimizing and improving current technology. 

Together, we will share the risk of exploring new biomaterials and processes and continuously steer our efforts to find the best-practice methods with consideration of energy, technical feasibility and material properties. 

Together, we will implement new technology in an existing infrastructure to equip businesses for a future in which consumer demands for natural, recyclable, premium and safe products are paramount.


Anders Pettersson
08 676 7342
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Fredrik Aldaeus
08 676 7188
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Programme Areas

The modern kraft pulp mill
• Lignin refining for high value applications 
• Nanocellulose processes and materials 
• Processes for board, printing and packaging paper 
• Process analysis and product variability in papermaking 
• Tissue and fluff production 
• Boosting convertibility and printability of packaging 
• Improving corrugated board performance 
• Renewable polymers and barriers 
• Cellulose reinforced materials 
• The textile waste material refinery 
• Bioenergy and co-production of transportation fuels and chemicals 
• Digitalization opportunities in the bioeconomy