Workson Siwale is a PhD student in Environmental and Energy Systems, in the department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences at Karlstad University. He holds an MSc Degree from University of Eastern Finland in Wood Material Science specializing in Biorefining of Biomass Materials and a BSc Degree in Wood Science and Technology from the Copperbelt University in Zambia. His work experience spans over seven (7) years in forestry, wood industries, mining and academia.
His PhD research focuses on the production, storage and use of biofuel wood pellets. This is part of the project on secure and well characterised raw materials and products through innovative adaption of pellets manufacturing processes (SVINPELS), funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. Workson’s research within the project is centred on increasing the knowledge of understanding the self-heating and off-gassing of fuel wood pellets during storage.