Though I happen to be a professor in Bioenergy technology, this does not mean that I believe that biofuel-based energy is the solution to everything. I try to be very open minded. However: Right now biological substances working photosynthesis is one very efficient way of storing solar energy from one season to another and they are a reasonably good packaging for collecting and transporting that stored solar energy. So biofuels is an easy way to take one step towards a solar-based energy system and it's also one step towards a carbon-dioxide neutral energy system. We may also expect that there are areas in the world where this will remain the most efficient way of using solar energy. So bioenergy will have a place in any future energy system - though it might not be the dominating process. So my main interest is in system solutions and technology transfer including the re-introduction of biofuels into high-temperature process applications such as steel and glass melting etc. Hence, I am no longer very active in fundamental research but concentrate on applications, on demonstration and development projects and on education, on distance learning and on popularizing the fundamental and specific properties with bioenergy systems.
Article in journal (Refereed)
- Hagos, D.A., Gebremedhin, A., Zethraeus, B. (2014). Towards a flexible energy system - A case study for Inland Norway. Applied Energy. 130. 41-50.
- Jonson, B., Zethraeus, B., Beerkens, R., Lankhorst, A. (2008). CO2 neutral glass manufacturing? : a study of the possibilities. Advanced Materials Research. 39-40. 425-430.
Conference paper (Refereed)
- Lin, L., Zethraeus, B. (2016). Statistical model to reproduce the combustion behavior of domestic-scale wood pellets burners. Proceedings of the 24th European Biomass Conference : Setting the course for a biobased economy. 666-673.
- Rupar-Gadd, K., Zethraeus, B. (2015). Safety, Self-Ignition and Storage : Investigation of Woody and Oily Biomass Samples. 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 June 2015. 642-645.