• Welcome to the UPSC Centre for Forest Biotechnology

    Welcome to the UPSC Centre for Forest Biotechnology

    The UPSC Centre for Forest Biotechnology is a world leading research centre in forest biotechnology. The centre combines excellent basic research with practical applications for forestry and works in close collaboration with the forest industry. The centre is financed for five years (2017-2021) by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation

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  • Value Tree

    Value Tree

    Two most acute problems we must solve within the next 20 years are energy deficiency and replacement of oil-based technologies with technologies based on renewable resources. Moreover, the climatic change in the 20th century raised concerns about the CO2 emissions and the de-regulation of carbon cycle by deforestation and burning

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  • Genomic Selection in Norway Spruce

    Genomic Selection in Norway Spruce

    Genomic Selection in Norway Spruce The main goal is to increase Norway spruce (Picea abies L. H. Karst) productivity through genomic selection of genetic material for better adaptation to climate change, higher resistance to diseases and higher productivity for economically important biological traits (wood quality, growth and new bio-products). The

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  • Paretree - Parasite Resistant Trees

    Paretree - Parasite Resistant Trees

    Figure 1. Pine weevil (Hylobius abietis)In this project, we apply novel approaches to increase the knowledge base necessary to develop novel ways of managing the pine weevil in Swedish forestry. The research foci of the participating groups will be used in a complementary way to study parasite resistance in Populus

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  • Bio4Energy


    The research environment Bio4Energy aims to create highly efficient and environmentally-sound biorefinery processes—including methods and tools for making products such as biofuels, "green" chemicals and new bio-based materials—which draw on biomass sourced from forests or organic waste as a raw material.Read More

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  • Chemical Biological Centre (KBC)

    Chemical Biological Centre (KBC)

    UPSC is part of the Chemical Biological Centre (KBC). KBC comprises several research departments from three faculties at Umeå University (UmU) and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU): the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, the Department of Plant Physiology, the Department of Physics and the Department of

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  • Trees and Crops for the Future (TC4F)

    Trees and Crops for the Future (TC4F)

    In 2008, the Swedish government made an investment in strategic research and Sustainable Use of Nature Resources was selected one of the preferential areas. This extensive area was organised into two parts; Mines and Minerals respective Forest and Other Raw Material from Plants. As for the latter of these parts,

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