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Vägen till Bioenergisystemet 2050: En socioteknisk studie av hinder och förutsättningar för en omställning till ökad lokal producerad biogasproduktion
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Towards the bioenergy system 2050 (English)
Abstract [en]

Biogas is a renewable form of energy that can be produced by a various type of organic materials. In order to reduce the proportion of fossil fuel emissions bioenergy is seen as a future energy source that can be used for different purposes. This report studies biogas from gasification and the purpose has been to investigate the potential for increased biogas production from agriculture and forestry by doing a sociotechnical system study. The study is focusing on a restricted area outside of Uppsala, Sweden, and has been carried out in two parts. The first part consists of calculation of the biomass potential in the area. The second part investigates the social factors of the bioenergy system and interviews are used to study relevant actors in the area. Social barriers are crucial to the realization of technical potentials, and are therefore important to identify. The result shows that there are some areas that need further development to fulfil the bioenergy potential in the area. All farmers and foresters say that the market is the most important factor for the bioenergy future. The result shows that the reliance for politicians and energy companies need to be increased in all parts of the system. There is also a need for long-term political guidelines at a global and local level. The information and knowledge exchanges about bioenergy need to increase between all actors involved in the system. This implies for example farmers, foresters, researchers, politicians and energy companies. Among these, new networks and collaboration need to be developed. There is also a need to develop more commercially viable technologies throughout the system to promote the development of a future bioenergy system. The result however, shows a large interest in bioenergy from farmers and foresters and a willingness to invest in future bioenergy projects which creates an advantageous starting point for the bioenergy system development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 93 p.
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 15030
Keyword [sv]
Bioenergi, Biogas, Förgasning, Socioteknisk studie
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-258784OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-258784DiVA: diva2:842414
External cooperation
Ramböll och Uppsala kommun
Educational program
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-07-20 Last updated: 2015-08-12Bibliographically approved

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