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Comparative Environmental and Economic Analysis of Biomass Waste Utilization Strategies for Biofuel Production in Sweden and India

Dr. Shveta Soam previously worked with Professor Pål Börjesson at the Department of Environmental and Energy System Studies, where she analyzed the utilization of lignocellulosic waste for biofuels production in India and Sweden. Her research focused on the environmental assessment of biochemical conversion pathways of converting lignocellulose waste into renewable fuels like ethanol and biogas. The aim behind her and Professor Börjesson’s current research project is to analyze the environmental benefits of biofuels and their ability to reduce global warming. This project, which started in 2014 (partly funded by SASNET), has already resulted in two peer reviewed articles: “Global Warming Potential and Energy Analysis of Second Generation Ethanol Production from Rice Straw in India” (2016), and “Life Cycle Assessment of Rice Straw Utilization Practices in India” (2017).