Henry Persson (MSc Chemical Engineering, KTH) is a PhD Candidate in thermochemical conversion of biomass and synthetic feedstocks into renewable feedstocks for production of chemicals and fuels. Research is performed on:
- Optimizing reactor conditions for thermochemical conversion of organic feedstocks into specific liquid feedstocks (temperature, residence time, heating rate etc.)
- Modelling and simulations of continuous pyrolysis reactors for production of high-quality liquids from waste streams
- Designing pyrolysis reactors
- Pretreatment of different feedstocks and its effect on the pyrolysis products
- Catalytic upgrade of pyrolytic vapors
- Development of methods for analysis of pyrolysis liquids
- Characterization of catalyst coke from in-situ catalytic pyrolysis
Published works are found through the link on the right-hand side of the page.
Research is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency (governmental funding). Co-operations with industrial partners is on-going, for example focusing on thermochemical conversion of biomass into renewable fuels as well as projects focusing on the shift to biofuels in existing fossil-based industrial processes.
Henry is also supervising of MSc and BSc students (thesis projects and course projects), as well as presenting research and experimental results at scientific conferences.
Recent conferences presentations:
- Pyro2018, Kyoto, Japan, June 2018
- ECO-BIO 2018, Dublin, Ireland, March 2018
- European Biomass Conference and Expo, Stockholm, June 2017
- Biofuels and Bioenergy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2017
- Avfall I Nytt Fokus, Malmö, Sweden, March 2017
Awards and scholarships:
- Young Scientist Award at Pyro2018: 22nd International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
- Scholarship from Såg I Syd (Swedish sawmill organisation), 2017
- Scholarship from Jernkontoret (The Swedish Steel Producers' Association)