We focus on the strategic and sustainable development of societal infrastructure as well as agricultural and industrial systems and technologies, and our research fall into five main areas:
- Carbon management & bio-resources
- Waste & resource management
- Energy system analysis & design
- Product assessment & design
- Cleantech & industrial water management
The aim of our research is to optimize engineering solutions to technologies and systems in a holistic and long term perspective and with concerns for their impacts on climate and environment as well as their economic and socio-economic performance. We look into the cross-fields between these areas and strive to identify synergies and symbiotic relations between systems and societal sectors in an effort to achieve a high degree of system efficiency and integration. As two examples, we study the integration of biological waste management in renewable energy systems and anaerobic membrane filtration of industrial wastewater for energy production.