Background and activities

Major research areas
- Hydrothermal processing of biomass for production of biofuels and chemicals
- Process intensification and integration
- Torrefaction and densification of biomass fuels
- Biomass combustion for heat and power generation
- Pyrolysis and gasification of biomass
- Kinetic modelling for thermochemical conversions of biomass
- Combustion emission control and gas cleaning
- Ash treatment and utilisation
- Environmental catalysis 
- Fast-HTL

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2020) Nozzle reactor for continuous fast hydrothermal liquefaction of lignin residue. Elsevier. 2020. ISBN 978-0-12-818228-4.
  • Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2018) Process intensification and process integration for hydrothermal processing of forest residues and agricultural wastes. Elsevier. 2018. ISBN 978-0-444-63992-9.

Part of book/report

  • Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2020) Non-Newtonian Analysis of a Counter-flow Mixing Reactor for Fast Hydrothermal Liquefaction. Proceedings of the 30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering.
  • Tran, Quang Khanh; Løvås, Terese; Skreiberg, Øyvind; Kempegowda, Rajesh Shivanahalli. (2016) Hydrochar slurry fuels and high-grade activated carbon for electricity production and storage : conceptual process design and analysis. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET) Proceedings.
  • Tapasvi, Dhruv; Kempegowda, Rajesh Shivanahalli; Ertesvåg, Ivar Ståle; Tran, Khanh-Quang; Skreiberg, Øyvind. (2011) Energy and Exergy Analysis of Biomass Gasification with Dried and Torrefied Willow as Feedstocks. 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - Proceedings.
  • Tapasvi, Dhruv; Tran, Khanh-Quang; Wang, Liang; Skreiberg, Øyvind; Khalil, Roger Antoine. (2011) Biomass Torrefaction – A Review. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers.


  • Hernandez Ortiz, Jesus David; Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2014) Development and test of a reaction system for direct liquefaction of Biomass in Hydrothermal Media. 2014.
  • Syed Hussain, Alizeb; Tran, Khanh-Quang; Ilkka, Turunen. (2013) CFD modeling for direct liquefaction of biomass in hydrothermal media. 2013.


  • Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2015) Intensified hydrothermal processing of biomass for production of biofuels and chemicals. The International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2015) . CSIR and BRSI, India; Trivandrum, Kerala. 2015-11-22 - 2015-11-25.
  • Tran, Khanh-Quang; Skreiberg, Øyvind. (2015) Potential for production and application of bio-carbon in Vietnam. Clean energy in Vietnam after COP21 . University of Science and Technology of Hanoi; Hanoi. 2015-12-17 - 2015-12-18.
  • Kempegowda, Rajesh Shivanahalli; Del Alamo Serrano, Gonzalo; Matas, Berta Güell; Skreiberg, Øyvind; Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2014) OPTIMIZATION OF BIOCRUDE PRODUCTION THROUGH CO-PROCESSING TORREFIED BIOMASS WITH LOW-GRADE WET BIOMASS IN DUAL ENTRAINED FLOW GASIFICATION AND STEAM HYDROGASIFICATION. 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition . ETA FLORENCE Renewable Energies; Hamburg. 2014-06-23 - 2014-06-26.
  • Kempegowda, Rajesh Shivanahalli; Berstad, David Olsson; Bugge, Mette; Matas, Berta Güell; Tran, Khanh-Quang; Anantharaman, Rahul. (2013) Integrated biomass gasification for production of second generation biofuels under Norwegian conditions. International Process Integration Jubilee Conference 2013 . Chalmers Institute of Technology; Gothenberg. 2013-03-18 - 2013-03-20.
  • Kempegowda, Rajesh Shivanahalli; Skreiberg, Øyvind; Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2012) System Design and Optimization Studies of Co-Digestion of Food Waste with Sewage Sludge into Methane Enriched Gas for Heat, Electricity and Activated Char. 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition . EU BC&E 2012; Milano convention centre, Mico, Milan. 2012-06-18 - 2012-06-22.
  • Ballenghien, David; Kempegowda, Rajesh Shivanahalli; Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2012) Supercritical water gasification vs. biomethanation:Process simulation under Norwegian conditions. 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (Setting the course for biobased economy) . EU BC&E 2012; Milano convention centre, Mico, Milan, Ital. 2012-06-18 - 2012-06-22.
  • Hoff, Catharina; Tran, Khanh-Quang. (2011) An assessment of boiler ashes in Norway – Treatment and utilization. General Meeting of the Scandinavian-Nordic Section of the Combustion Institute ; Trondheim. 2011-11-28 - 2011-11-29.