Background and activities


  • TKP4180 Bioenergy and Fiber Technology
  • TKP4560 Pulp, Paper and Biorefinery, Specialization Project
  • TKP4565 Pulp, Paper and Biorefinery, Specialization Course
  • TKP4850 Experts in Teamwork: Biofuel
  • KP8102 Wood Chemistry in Pulping and Papermaking (PhD course)

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; pulping and bleaching chemistry and technology


Approximately 25 publications in international refereed scientific journals and books (H-index: 10). 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

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Journal publications

  • Janga, Kando Khalifa; Hagg, May-Britt; Moe, Størker. (2012) Influence of acid concentration, temperature, and time on decrystallization in two-stage concentrated sulfuric acid hydrolysis of Pinewood and Aspenwood: A statistical Approach. BioResources. vol. 7 (1).
  • Janga, Kando Khalifa; Øyaas, Karin; Hertzberg, Terje; Moe, Størker. (2012) Application of a Pseudo-Kinetic Generalized Serverity Model to the Concentrated Sulfuric Acid Hydrolysis of Pinewood and Aspenwood. BioResources. vol. 7 (3).
  • Iotti, Marco; Gregersen, Øyvind Weiby; Moe, Størker; Lenes, Marianne. (2011) Rheological Studies of Microfibrillar Cellulose Water Dispersions. Journal of polymers and the environment. vol. 19 (1).
  • Moe, Størker. (2011) Myter om biodrivstoff. Dagbladet.
  • Moe, Størker; Holen, Anne Kristin; Schult, Tove. (2002) 4-O-beta-d-glucopyranosyl-gluconic acid (cellobioninic acid)produced by ozonation of cellobiose: Isolation by HPLC and assignment of NMR chemical shifts. Journal of carbohydrate chemistry.
  • Schult, Tove; Hjerde, Torgeir; Optun, Odd Inge; Kleppe, Peder J; Moe, Størker. (2002) Characterization of cellulose by SEC-MALLS. Cellulose (London). vol. 9.
  • Schult, Tove; Moe, Størker; Hjerde, Torgeir; Christensen, Bjørn Erik. (2000) Size exclusion chromatography of cellulose dissolved in LiCl/DMAc using macroporous monodisperse poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) particles. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies. vol. 23 (15).
  • Moe, Størker; Skjåk-Bræk, Gudmund; Smidsrød, Olav; Elgsæter, Arnljot. (1993) Swelling of covalently crosslinked alginate gels : influence of ionic solutes and nonpolar solvents. Macromolecules.


  • 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.


  • 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.