Research projects

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Most of our research projects have industrial partners and many of them have external funding together with faculty funding. All FSCNs projects belong to the research environment of Transformative Technologies.

Research projects at FSCN

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2D Inks

2D Inks is a Vinnova verification project. The project idea is to verify if a unique scalable process, which can produce two-dimensional materials in industrial quantities at low cost, can be used for commercial products.


Bigasyn - Biogas from biomethanation of syngas

In Sweden, about 1.2 TWh biogas vehicle fuel is produced each year. Biogas as a vehicle fuel has been commercialized well in Sweden.


BioRem Fiber

Inom forskningsprojektet BioRem Fiber är målet att utveckla marknadsanpassad miljöteknik för att sanera fiberbankar längs Västernorrlands kust med hjälp av svamp, växter och bakterier, så kallad bioremediering.

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Cello - Native cellulose's interplay in materials and dispersions

The research group in Surface and Colloid Engineering has received funding for the research project Cello. The research is funded from Vetenskapsrådet.

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Cellulose in correct format for optimized energy storage

With funding from Åforsk we develop a research project in cellulose for optimized energy storage. Project leader is Dr. Christina Dahlström.

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Climate - collaborative learning initiative managing and adapting to the environment

The program will tackle climate change on local and regional levels through increasing public awareness and using models of best practice to develop climate adaptation plans for local authorities.

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The project "Plasticized cellulose composites for packaging applications" (Compac) has the goal to manufacture plasticized cellulosic materials in pilot scale and identify possible applications of it.

DRIVE illustration


En snabb strukturomvandling sker inom gröna transporter och tillväxttakten är mycket hög inom den gröna energi sektorn. För att möta morgondagens krav på grön energi och gröna transporter driver vi nu forskningsprojektet DRIVE.


e2cmp - Eco-friendly efficient chemimechanical system for sustainable packaging materials

The aim is to improve the competitive advantage of pulp fibre based materials over fossil based materials. This contributes to the long-term goal of new and environmentally friendly packaging material.


EcoMat - Ecofriendly sustainable strong materials

The aim of the project is to develop knowledge on how to modify paper manufacturing and pulp manufacturing process to produce fossil-free functional packaging materials.



The main purpose of EcoSys is to develop and implement energy-saving technologies at production units producing mechanical pulp with high wood yield (> 90%) and thus also demonstrate and further improve the environmental and sustainability aspects of mechanical pulp manufacturing.



The transformation from fossil fuels to renewable raw materials is important to ensure economic.


FORIC - Forest as a Resource Industrial Research College

FORIC (Forest as a resource industrial research college) is our industrial research school. Program manager is Prof. Per Engstrand. Coordinator for the research school is Dr. Olof Björkqvist. FORIC is financed by the Knowledge Foundation and a part of our research environment Transformative Technologies at Mid Sweden University.

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KM2 - Innovative Green Energy

The KM2 objective is to develop innovations in green energy; harvest, store and use energy. Our applications include wind energy, supercapacitors, batteries, paper solar cells, batteries, displays, street lights and a materials and innovations laboratory.


LEAP - Large-area Energy Application Platform

The vision of this synergy project is a large-area electronic platform suitable for low-cost production of energy components. The LEAP synergy project provide a contribution towards this vision by addressing the following core question: Which materials-processing combination will allow low-cost, large-area production of thermoelectric generators?



The goal of the project is to develop research from lignocellulose to advanced products using green catalytic chemistry.

Lithium Ion Batteries

The Swedish Energy Agency is funding a five-year research project to develop cost efficient lithium ion batteries for vehicle applications. The research project is led by the Mid SwedenUniversity in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Two regional companies, Vesta Si Europe in Ljungaverk and Superior Graphite in Sundsvall are also participating in the project.

ModDD – Process modeling and new technical solutions for increased production rate

The aim of the project is to provide knowledge on how double disk refining can be more energy efficient. To increase the process efficiency it is important to have a high production flow through the refiner and also apply larger forces on the fiber material in the refiner gap. This to reduce hysteresis losses.


More efficient ways to build batteries and other devices to save energy is the goal of the new research project MODULIT. Inexpensive and efficient energy storage is a prerequisite for the development of power-driven vehicles and for an efficient use of renewable electrical energy like wind power and solar energy.

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Morphology studies on future biocomposite

The paper industry is facing major challenges due a declining market. Meanwhile, the electricity industry has other problems such as price and raw materials. Therefore, it would be a "win-win" situation for both industries utilizing fiber-based materials to create new advanced products with electrical functionality, such as supercapacitors for energy storage and solar cells.

Motor STC


The society of today is moving away from fossil based energy towards renewable sources. The cost of green energy devices is still too high for a wider adoption. To reduce the price new ways of effective production and materials and new types of energy devices are needed.

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Formas is financing a research project called NovoCell. The research is developed in the research group Surface and Colloid Engineering.

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Plasticized nanocellulose cellulose composites

The goal of the project is to develop a biobased packaging that can be used for fish and other foods where fossil-based plastic packaging is used today. A film of plasticized cellulose and nanocellulose provides barrier properties to oxygen and a foamed core of plasticized cellulose and nanocellulose provides insulating properties that maintain low temperature in the package during transport. The ambition is to produce the package in a pilot scale and to produce demonstrators.


Segment - process modelling and full-scale evaluation of new segment design

In manufacturing of High Yield Pulps from wood chips, the thermomechanical pulps (TMP) or chemithermomechanical pulps (CTMP) fibres are separated from the wood structure in intense treatments of friction, shear and compression in a narrow gap between rotating, patterned discs, segments, in a refiner.

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Master of Science in Surface and Colloid Engineering

This is an AVANS project within our research environment Transformative Technologies aiming at develop a master program in chemical engineering.


The project's main goal is to implement innovative solutions for the production of biomass from waste streams in industrial scale using micro- and macroalgae. The project aims to create a network of relevant actors in algae industry in the Botnia-Atlantica region.

surface and colloid engineering group

Transform II

Transform is a research project about a new process to produce delignified pulp based on mechanical pulp as raw material.

Head of the Research groups

Bio energy

Wennan Zhang

Eco Chemistry

Erik Hedenström

High Yield Pulping Technology

Per Engstrand

Materials Physics

Håkan Olin

Organic Chemistry

Armando Cordova

Surface and Colloid Engineering

Magnus Norgren