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Mission and Focus Areas of Advanced Biofuels


The mission of the Advanced Biofuels programme is to develop innovative and energy efficient thermochemical conversion processes for biomass feedstocks producing advanced drop-in bio-fuels and biochemical, in synergy with other energy carriers and networks. In near and long term perspectives biomass will become a key source of carbon for renewable fuels and carbon containing products. The Advanced Biofuels research programme is dedicated to supporting the circular bio-economy by adding value and sustainability to a wide range of products and to provide a viable route to large scale, sustainable production of bio-fuels. 

Research is conducted to the highest international level in process development and design, optimization and integration, product upgrading and end use applications. The main mission is the development of drop-in biofuels, from process to end use application with focus on applicability to the existing hydrocarbon infrastructure and reduced local as well as global environmental impact.

The Advanced Biofuels research programme offers an excellent, exclusive and highly motivating student environment with high grade laboratory facilities and supervision. Students have the unique possibility of contributing and implementing and to follow their own ideas supported by application oriented and up-to-date project work.

Focus Areas

  • Development of advanced modeling and analysis tools for thermochemical conversion of biomass, including liquefaction, combustion, oxy-fuel conditions etc.
  • Development of advanced thermochemical conversion and upgrading processes for a wide range of biomass feedstocks, including agro-industrial waste streams, blue biomass, etc, and a wide range of products and end use applications
  • Process integration and conceptual development of bio-refineries, interfacing with biological/biochemical processes where appropriate
  • State-of-the-art experimental facilities to test and analyse processes and to generate validation data.

Vacancies within Biomass

If any, please find the vacancies here: Vacancies at Aalborg University

Collaboration Partners

  • Steeper Energy ApS (DK/CA)
  • Haldor Topsoe (DK)
  • Technical University of Munich (D)
  • KIT (D)
  • SINTEF (N)
  • Bauhaus Luftfarht (D)
  • BTG Biomass Technology Group (NL)
  • Goodfuels (NL)
  • CNRS (F)
  • VTT (FI)
  • Paul Scherrer Institute PSI (CH)
  • ENI (IT)
  • CENER (E)
  • Repsol (E)
  • MOL (HR)
  • DBFZ (D)
  • Aarhus University (DK)
  • OWS (BE)
  • E4TECH (UK)
  • Hohenheim University (D)
  • Aalborg Renovation (DK)
  • Aalborg Kloak (DK)
  • Reno-Nord (DK)
  • Fredericia Kommune (DK)
  • Arttic (F)
  • ETA-Florence (IT)