Background and activities

Since my graduation in 2009 I am interested in the thermo-chemical conversion of organic materials, such as biomass and coal. I have worked at Air Liquide on coal gasification and received my PhD at University of Agder on the production of renewable reducing agents for ferroalloy industries.

Since September 2019 I am investigating the electrical, chemical and mechanical properties of carbon materials used in submerged arc furnaces.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database


  • Kaffash, Hamideh; Tangstad, Merete; Surup, Gerrit Ralf. (2021) Densification of Biocarbon and Its Effect on CO2 Reactivity. Processes.