Techno-economic analysis and environmental impactThis Working Group is managed by RISE
The overarching goal for this Working Group is to assess the sustainability of the systems developed in SALTGAE.
Sustainability rests on three pillars: Economy, Environment and Social aspects.
The economic parameters are studied through a cost-benefit analysis, building on several scenarios, resulting in a business plan for the whole system. Prospective markets are explored, and the processes and products are benchmarked against available alternatives. Regulatory barriers and opportunity windows are identified, and the sensitivity to changes in costs and revenues are taken into account in the evaluation of techno-economic feasibility for discrete business cases.
Environmental performance of the processes and their influence on social sustainability is evaluated by thorough, standardized Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and by identifying social hotspots and positive impacts and implications.
Finally, an integrated evaluation of all the sustainability aspects will be undertaken as a foundation for a wide and fast deployment of the innovative solutions, thereby creating new business opportunities.
The forum is moderated by
Finn Englund (PhD in organic chemistry) has worked for more than 25 years at the Swedish Institute for Wood Technology Research, which later became a part of SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, now part of the merged institute RISE. Fields of expertise and activities include wood chemistry, analytical chemistry, biomass transformations and textiles.