This will be done in collaboration with the companies SCA, Stora Enso, Holmen, Metso, and Andritz. Mid Sweden University will receive SEK 36 million from the Knowledge Foundation, and the business community will make research commitments corresponding in value to the Knowledge Foundation investment. On top of this, the University is providing SEK 12 million.
"The goal is to reduce the use of electrical energy in producing pulp by 50 percent. This is why the research project is of immense importance to our competitiveness,” says Örjan Petterson, CEO of SCA R & D Centre AB".
The multimillion-crown grant from the Knowledge Foundation and the same commitment from the companies primarily in terms of staff and equipment will be used to establish an internationally robust research profile.
"The strong support from the three major actors in the field of mechanical pulp production in Sweden and the world’s two dominant machine manufacturers means that we have assembled most of the relevant major national industries in the business” says Göran Bengtsson, Director Group Research Programme at Stora Enso. “We therefore have great expectations for success in this unique collaboration and for gaining new knowledge that we can make direct use of in production."
"This is an important investment to Mid Sweden University. But above all it’s important to Sweden, in that we are bringing together the nation’s leading experts in this profile,” says Anders Söderholm, Vice Chancellor of Mid Sweden University. “The Knowledge Foundation’s assessment of the high academic quality and leadership here also represents a mark of distinction for us, and we look forward to proving that we can live up to it."
The Knowledge Foundation provides funding primarily for research at Sweden’s new universities and university colleges, when it is pursued in collaboration with the business community. Since its inception in 1994 the Knowledge foundation has invested some SEK 7.4 billion in more than 2,100 different projects. This is the fifth time the Knowledge Foundation has allocated funding for research profiles.Questions may be directed to:
Helena Lindh | idw
Organic-inorganic heterostructures with programmable electronic properties
29.03.2017 | Technische Universität Dresden
Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics
23.03.2017 | North Carolina State University
The Institute of Semiconductor Technology and the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, both members of the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA), at Technische Universität Braunschweig are partners in a new European research project entitled ChipScope, which aims to develop a completely new and extremely small optical microscope capable of observing the interior of living cells in real time. A consortium of 7 partners from 5 countries will tackle this issue with very ambitious objectives during a four-year research program.
To demonstrate the usefulness of this new scientific tool, at the end of the project the developed chip-sized microscope will be used to observe in real-time...
Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.
The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.
Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...
Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.
Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...
20.03.2017 | Event News
14.03.2017 | Event News
07.03.2017 | Event News
29.03.2017 | Materials Sciences
29.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
29.03.2017 | Earth Sciences