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1 The global need for sustainable food, fuel and fibre production Research, Education and Collaboration at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Johan Schnürer, professor Assistant Vice-Chancellor (external research collaboration) SLU contribution Strong disciplinary academic research Specific land and biomass use subjects Tradition of external cooperation High quality education Professions (agronomy, forestry, veterinary, landscape Scientific careers Formation of thematic programs and centers with global ambitions 1

2 Future Forest program interdisciplinary science to support policy processes scientist stakeholder collaboration platform Future Forests Sustainable strategies under uncertainty and risk Wood-based ecosystem services Other ecosystem services Biodiversity Pulp wood Carbon sequestration Trade-offs Timber Wood for energy Trade-offs Fishing & hunting Tourism Trade-offs Recreation Products from wood based chemist industry Clean water Reindeer grazing 2

3 Future Agriculture livestock, crops and land use A research programme about food supply and land use FUSE // FUTURE URBAN SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT Compact and Green Cities Shanghai Studio

4 MicroDrivE Microbially Derived Energy Ethanol production Bioprocessing Co-products Biogas production Physical, chemical & enzymatic pretreatment Energy saving storage of crops Grain, grass, straw, wood Biofuels System analysis Bio-fertilizer quality Soil processes Nutrition, GHG MicroDrivE Energy saving storage of moist grain for feed and biofuels Biopreservation with lactic acid bacteria and Pichia anomala for safe storage - reduction in molds (- 2 log), enterobacteria (- 5 log!), phytic acid (-30%) (Olstorpe et al 2009) Reduced energy requirements: - 12 L fossil diesel oil/ton moist grain for drying + Enhanced ethanol yield: + 14 %! (lab scale, Passoth et al 2009) 4

5 Agricultural Sciences for Global Development SLU Global l SLU Global Agricultural Sciences for Global Development SLU contribution to Swedish Goverment Policy For Global Development (PGD) -Research (mutuality and cooperation) -Capacity Building (MSc, Graduate student) -Provision of expertise ( science to policy) -Cooperation with selected African universities -Professional network withinternational alumni 5

6 CBC A new SLU competence Center for Biological Control - Development of knowledge on biological control of pests and plant diseases, pre- and postharvest - Use of living organisms to control harmful organisms. - External collaboration important part of mission Five specialist scientists: - bacteria, fungi, insects, formulation, safety Cedomon TM, BioAgri 6

7 Centre for Global Animal Diseases research and training activities on contagious global animal diseases coordinate and support capacity building entry point to SLU Lövsta (> 500 MSEK) Research and Education Center for farm animals Cows (meat, milk), pigs, poultry (meat, eggs) -Slaughter house -Bioenergy (wood chips, biogas plant manure) 7

8 SLU contribution Strong disciplinary academic research Specific land and biomass use subjects Tradition of external cooperation High quality education Professions (agronomy, forestry, veterinary, landscape Scientific careers Formation of thematic programs and centers with global ambitions 8

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