Background and activities


Research motivation

Utilization of renewable raw materials for the production of materials, chemicals and energy for a sustainable future

Research topics

  • Physical chemistry of plant polysaccharides
  • Wood chemistry with emphasis on polysaccharide chemistry
  • Pretreatment and hydrolysis of lignocellulosics for second generation biofuels and biorefineries
  • Biorefinery processes


Approximately 25 publications in international refereed scientific journals and books (H-index: 14). Approximately 50 presentations at international scientific conferences.

Education/work experience

  • MSc, NTH Department of Biotechnology 1988
  • PhD, NTH Department of Biotechnology 1993
  • Research Scientist, NTH Department of Biotechnology 1993-1995
  • Assistant Professor, NTH Department of Chemical Engineering 1995-1996
  • Post doc, Institute of Paper Science and Technology (Atlanta GA, USA) 1996-1997
  • Associate Professor, NTNU Department of Chemical Engineering since 1998
  • Sabbatical at Norske Skog Skogn 2000-2001


Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Smidsrød, Olav; Moe, Størker. (2008) Biopolymer Chemistry. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 978-82-519-2384-2.

Part of book/report

  • Draget, Kurt Ingar; Moe, Størker; Skjåk-Bræk, Gudmund; Smidsrød, Olav. (2006) Alginates. Food Polysaccharides and Their Applications.


  • Joseph, Prajin; Ottesen, Vegar; Opedal, Mihaela Tanase; Moe, Størker T.. (2021) Organosolv Pretreatment of Nordic Spruce for Biorefinery applications. Bio4Fuels Days 2021 . NMBU; Drammen. 2021-11-17 - 2021-11-18.
  • Joseph, Prajin; Ottesen, Vegard; Tanase-Opedal, Mihaela; Moe, Størker. (2019) Evaluation of H-factor on the delignification of Norway Spruce by organosolv pre-treatment. Building a Sustainable European Biofuel Industry ; Gothenburg. 2019-11-04 - 2019-11-06.
  • Moe, Størker. (2012) Saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel and biorefinery applications - A renaissance for the concentrated acid hydrolysis?. Technoport 2012 ; Trondheim. 2012-04-16 - 2012-04-18.
  • Janga, Kando Khalifa; Dyrset, Nils; Øyaas, Karin; Moe, Størker. (2011) Fermentability of concentrated sulfuric acid hydrolyzates from aspen and pine. Bioenergy III: Present and New Perspectives on Biorefineries ; Lanzarote, Canary Islands. 2011-05-22 - 2011-05-27.
  • Lyngstad, Hilde; Johansson, Lars; Moe, Størker. (2007) Annual variations in TMP pulp quality: A quest for causality. 14th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry ; Durban. 2007-06-25 - 2007-06-28.
  • Andresen, Martin; Syverud, Kristin; Stenius, Per; Moe, Størker; Stenstad, Per; Tanem, Bjørn Steinar. (2006) Chemical surface modification of microfibrillated cellulose. 231st ACS National Meeting ; Atlanda. 2006-03-29.
  • Dyer, Thomas J.; Feng, Zhinan; Ragauskas, Arthur J.; Vaaler, David; Moe, Størker. (2003) Enhancing the Chemical Basis for Improved Kraft Pulping with PS, AQ and PS/AQ. 12th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry . [Mangler data]; Madison, WI, USA. 2003-06-12.
  • Moe, Størker; Mosbye, John. (2003) Swelling of mechanical pulp fines after chemical treatment. 12th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry. . [Mangler data]; Madison, WI, USA. 2003-06-12.
  • Vaaler, David; Berthold, Fredrik; Moe, Størker. (2003) Details on molecular weight distribution of carbohydrates in kraft cooking using anthraquinone, polysulfide and hydrogen sulfide gas pretreatment. 12th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry. . [Mangler data]; Madison, WI, USA. 2003-06-12.
  • Moe, Størker; Røring, Aanon. (2002) Start-up and tuning of a modern newsprint DIP mill - theory versus practice. 1st Scandinavian-Italian Technical Meeting on Process Technology in the Forest Industry . [Mangler data]; Stockholm, Sweden. 2002-06-07.
  • Vaaler, David; Moe, Størker. (2001) Carbohydrate profiles of kraft pulps manufactured with white liquor additives. 11th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry . [Mangler data]; Nice, France, 11.-14. Jun. 2001.
  • Moe, Størker; Ragauskas, Arthur J.. (1999) Structural changes in kraft pulp residual lignin upon peracetic acid treatment. Proceedings 10th ISWPC . [Mangler data]; Yokohama, 1999.
  • Schult, Tove; Moe, Størker; Kleppe, Peder J. (1999) Changes in cellulosic structure during carboxymethylation studied by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray scattering. Proceedings 10th ISWPC . [Mangler data]; Yokohama, 1999.
  • Holen, Anne Kristin; Kleppe, Peder J; Moe, Størker. (1998) Reaction products from ozonation of dissolved carbohydrates. 1998 International Pulp Bleaching Conference . [Mangler data]; [Mangler data].
  • Minja, Rwaichi J. A.; Moe, Størker; Kleppe, Peder J. (1998) Improving the pulp yield using PS/AQ and/or two stage oxygen delignification. Breaking the Pulp Yield Barrier Symposium . [Mangler data]; [Mangler data].
  • Schult, Tove; Christensen, Bjørn Erik; Moe, Størker. (1998) Size exclusion chromatography of cellulose : a novel application of macroporous monodisperse particles. International Carbohydrate Symposium . [Mangler data]; San Diego, USA.
  • Schult, Tove; Moe, Størker. (1997) Viscosity loss and molecular weight degradation during etherification of high-molecular weight cellulose. 9th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry . [Mangler data]; Montreal, Canada.
  • Minja, Rwaichi J. A.; Christensen, Per K.; Moe, Størker. (1996) Extended delignification of kraft pulping by anthraquinone, methanol and black liquor. 1996 TAPPI Pulping Conference . [Mangler data]; [Mangler data].