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Cecilia Sundberg

Cecilia Sundberg
Senior lecturer in Bioenergy systems. Analysing environmental impacts of bioenergy system to enable systems with low or negative climate impact. Biochar is a special interest, due to possibility to provide carbon dioxide removal as well as other benefits. Research in Sweden and East Africa.


I teach bioenergy, climate and sustainability at the Energy Systems Engineering programme. I work with adminstration of the engineering programmes that SLUhave in collaboration with Uppsala University


My research concerns climate impact and other environmental impacts from bioenergy, food, organic waste and biomaterials. In particular, I am interested in how biochar can improve the impacts from various complex systems, and the methods needed to quantify this. I have projects in Sweden, Kenya and Rwanda.

Selected publications

Azzi ES, Karltun E, Sundberg C, 2021. Assessing the diverse environmental effects of biochar systems: An evaluation framework, Journal of Environmental Management, 286,112154,
Sundberg C, E Karltun, JK Gitau, T Kätterer, GM Kimutai, Y Mahmoud, M Njenga, G Nyberg, K Roing de Nowina, D Roobroeck, P Sieber. 2020. Biochar from cookstoves reduces greenhouse gas emissions from smallholder farms in Africa. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 25, 953–967 

see publicaiton list below for more publications


Senior Lecturer at the Department of Energy and Technology; Agricultural technology and systems
Telephone: +4618671811
Postal address:
Inst för energi och teknik, Box 7032
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala

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