The main activity is PhD programs for graduate students at the participating academies in the form of participation in SFC framework research projects (see About our research). Overall, SFC typically has 20-30 PhD students enlisted and since the start of SFC until the end of 2018, 29 PhDs have been produced (of which 10 females and 19 males).

Gasification Academy

One of the most important roles of SFC is to foster a new generation of gasification competence in the Swedish academy and industry. Therefore, SFC annually organizes a PhD-course with a focus on a topic directly related to gasification or associated with its industrial use. Another important course aim is to foster interactions between the SFC research nodes as well as to broaden the collaboration network of the PhD students. Participation in the course and fulfillment of course assignments generates academic credit point. The course is open for all SFC partners, but normally also for external researchers and engineers, national as well as international.

 The following courses have been given so far:

2012: Gasification technologies (Gothenburg)

2013: HAZOP analysis (Luleå/Piteå)

2014: Designing the thermochemical biorefinery (Stockholm)

2015: High temperature corrosion in biomass gasifiers (Gothenburg)

2016: Optical diagnostics in harsh reactive environments – gasification and combustion (Lund)

2017: Biomass gasification technologies (Stockholm)

2018: Waste gasification (Gothenburg)

2019: Approximate Methods for Gasification Simulation (Luleå)

Course fee: 

SFC partners (PhD students and companies): 2000 SEK

SFC collaborators (TU Wien and KIT/HVI GasTech): 2000 SEK

Other external participants: 10 000 SEK

The fee normally includes all lunches, coffee and tea, one dinner and documentation.

Contact person:

Joakim Lundgren

Upcoming Courses