About the project

A challenge in the use of biomass for fuel production is loss of mass from the forest or field to the tank by production of carbon dioxide. This loss has large impact on the overall feasibility of biofuels because it requires significant resources in land use and energy use in cultivation, harvesting and transportation of biomass.  If there were some manner in which the carbon could be preserved, significant savings in resources, e.g. up to one half of the land use, could be achieved.

The project proposes a novel, hybrid process that utilizes fermentation to preserve carbon by consumption of carbon dioxide followed by a chemical process to form a biofuel.


Robert Nilsson, Bio4Energy (LTU)


Kris Arvid Berglund, Joakim Lundgren, Sennai Mesfun and Ulrika Rova, Bio4Energy (LTU) // Fredric Bauer and Christian Hulteberg, Lund University // Sune Wännström, Sekab/SP

Time plan
May 2012 - September 2013

Total project cost
500 000 SEK

The f3 partners, Bio4Energy (LTU), Lund University and Sekab E-technology