The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, http://www.kth.se/), KTH, Sweden, was founded in 1827 and is the largest of Sweden’s universities of technology. Education and research cover a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering. In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of both national and local Competence Centres are located at KTH. Various research foundations also finance a number of research programmes.
Division of Energy and Furnace Technology -EFT( http://web.mse.kth.se/energy/) headed by Professor W. Blasiak, is one of the members of KTH-energy centre, comprised a team of researchers and research students actively working in various aspects of energy conversion technologies in order to minimize the environmental impact. With the close collaboration of various industries and financing agencies, the EFTs areas of research activities are diversified to the following areas; clean combustion technologies (i.e., High Temperature Air Combustion, HiTAC), gasification (High Temperature Air/Steam Gasification, HTAG), waste incineration, energy efficiency, conservation and the process mathematical modeling, and molecular modeling using density Function theory basing on Quantum Mechanism for biomass. In particular, gasification of biomass and solid waste with high-temperature air/steam is the major ongoing project funded by Swedish Energy Agency and industries.
KTH, EFT Homepage: http://www.kth.se/en/itm/inst/mse/research/energy-furnance-technology/