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BioCarb+ – Enabling the biocarbon value chain for energy

BioCarb+ – Enabling the biocarbon value chain for energy

The overall objective of BioCarb+ is development of new strategies for use of low-grade biomass, pulpwood and energy wood resources for biocarbon (BC) production for raw material for industrial applications (reduction agent / metallurgical coke) and conversion for energy purposes.

The sub-objectives are:

  • New or improved biomass harvesting and logistics solutions, with special attention to forest residues, but also pulpwood and energy wood (including hardwood), and their properties
  • New or improved biocarbon production solutions through development or improvement of biomass pretreatment methods, biocarbon production processes and applications and biocarbon logistics solutions
  • New or improved biocarbon conversion solutions through development or improvement of biocarbon conversion applications with focus on high energy efficiency and low emissions, and biocarbon properties for industrial applications
  • Efficient utilisation of by-products from the biocarbon production process to improve overall economy and improve sustainability (CO2-footprint) of biocarbon production and utilisation
  • Education of highly skilled candidates within this area and training of industry partners
  • Monitoring of activities and state-of-the-art within this area and dissemination of knowledge to the industry partners, and other interested parties where applicable
  • The anticipated results of the project are reduced harvesting and logistics costs for low-grade biomass resources, maximised BC yield and quality in the BC production process and maximised energy efficiency and minimised emissions in the BC end-use applications.


Duration and financing
BioCarb+ will run for four years (2014-2017) and has a total budget of 20 million NOK which is 80% financed by the Research Council of Norway through the ENERGIX program and 20% financed by the industrial partners.


Published 10 September 2014
Chief Scientist

Project duration

2014 - 2017