Morgan Fröling

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Background


Morgan Fröling is a professor in Ecotechnolgy and Environmental Science at Mid Sweden University. His background is as a Master of Chemical Engineering, and he holds a PhD in Chemical Environmental Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. After his doctoral studies he spent two years as a post doc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a Wallenberg Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment and at Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2010 he joined Mid Sweden University, and the Ecotehcnology and Sustainable Building Engineering group.

Area of interest


Flourishing Societies within Planetary Boundaries!

Ecotechnology is researching how we can create flourishing human societies within the boundaries of our planet, Earth. This goal requires a broad, cross and transdisciplinary research, and we work with the complex sustainable development issues using Integrated Environmental Assessment as research approach.

Our research group has a special focus on sparsely populated regions, in Sweden and globally.

Publications

Articles in journals

Haller, H. , Jonsson, A. & Fröling, M. (2018). Application of ecological engineering within the framework for strategic sustainable development for design of appropriate soil bioremediation technologies in marginalized regions. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 172, pp. 2415-2424.  

Danielski, I. , Nair, G. , Joelsson, A. & Fröling, M. (2016). Heated atrium in multi-storey apartment buildings, a design with potential to enhance energy efficiency and to facilitate social interactions. Building and Environment, vol. 106, pp. 352-364.  

Danielski, I. & Fröling, M. (2015). Diagnosis of buildings' thermal performance - a quantitative method using thermography under non-steady state heat flow. Energy Procedia, vol. 83, pp. 320-329.    

Grönlund, E. , Fröling, M. & Carlman, I. (2015). Donor values in emergy assessment of ecosystem services. Ecological Modelling, vol. 306, pp. 101-105.  

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. & Peters, G. (2015). Ecolabels as drivers of clothing design. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 99, pp. 345-353.  

Samiei, K. & Fröling, M. (2014). Sustainability assessment of biomass resource utilization based on production of entropy – Case study of a bioethanol concept. Ecological Indicators, vol. 45, pp. 590-597.  

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2013). Insights from guiding material development towards more sustainable products. International Journal of Sustainable Design, vol. 2: 2, pp. 149-166.  

Arvidsson, R. , Fransson, K. , Fröling, M. , Svanström, M. & Molander, S. (2012). Energy use indicators in energy and life cycle assessments of biofuels: review and recommendations. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 31, pp. 54-61.  

Arvidsson, R. , Persson, S. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2011). Life cycle assessment of hydrotreated vegetable oil from rape, oil palm and Jatropha. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 19: 2-3, pp. 129-137.  

Articles, reviews/surveys

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2013). Changing from petroleum to wood-based materials: critical review of how product sustainability characteristics can be assessed and compared. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 39, pp. 372-385.  

Chapters in books

Morgan, F. (2016). Flourishing Societies within Planetary Boundaries. In Society’s steering systems – a Friend book to Inga Carlman. Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden. pp. 123-130.  

Skytt, T. , Nors Nielsen, S. , Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2016). Involvement of Advanced Level Students Using Ecological Modelling in Research About Regional Sustainability. In Engaging Stakeholders in Education for Sustainable Development at University Level. Springer (World Sustainability Series). pp. 145-162.  

Arvidsson, R. , Fransson, K. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2011). Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Palm Oil. In Palm Oil: Nutrition, Uses and Impacts. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (Nutrition and Diet Research Progress). pp. 159-186.

Svanström, M. & Fröling, M. (2011). Trade-offs in the district heat distribution system. In What is Sustainable Technology? : Perceptions, Paradoxes and Possibilites. Sheffield, UK : Greenleaf Publishing Ltd. pp. 87-107.

Conference papers

Fröling, M. , Tellström, S. , Edholm, J. , Van den Brink, P. , Longueville, A. & Grönlund, E. (2016). Appearances of Ecosystem Services in Environmental Impact Assessment - learnings from two Swedish case studies. In Proceedings of Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016 : The 10th International Conference on the Establishment of Cooperation between Companies and Institutionsin the Nordic Countries, the Baltic Sea Region and the World..

Torbjörn, S. & Fröling, M. (2016). Comparison of Different Types of Photo Voltaics at One Site. In Proceedings of Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016.

Fröling, M. & Lorentzen, L. (2016). Design Processes Releasing Creativity for Sustainability. In Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development : Book of abstracts. Östersund : . pp. 223--225.  

Tellström, S. , Fröling, M. , Grönlund, E. & van den Brink, P. (2016). Ecosystem Service Assessment of Measures to Mitigate Small-scale Hydropower Ecological Impact. In Proceedings of 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 13 – 15 July 2016.    

Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2016). Emergy as a measure to assess sustainability. In Ecological sustainability : Engineering change.

Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2016). Emergy as a measure to assess sustainable development. In Proceedings of 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 13 – 15 July 2016.  

Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2016). Emergy in the new systems ecology. In Ecological sustainability : Engineering change.

Jonasson, J. , Danielski, I. , Mikaelsson, L. & Fröling, M. (2016). Plannig To Build Sustainable? -The Case Of Storsjö Strand. In Proceedings of: Linnaeus ECO-TECH 2016.  

Norgren, R. , Morgan, F. & Björkqvist, O. (2016). Pulp mill bio-sludge - sludge properties and recycling. In Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Industrial & Hazardous Waste Management, September 27th-30th, 2016, Chania, Kreta..    

Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2016). The use of emergy accounting to assess progress in sustainable urban and regional development. In Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development : Book of abstracts. Östersund : . pp. 219--221.

Skytt, T. , Nielsen, S. N. , Ståhl, F. , Jonsson, A. , Grönlund, E. , Carlman, I. & Fröling, M. (2015). A strategic tool to find out regional sustainability methodologies helpingindividuals to make long term decisions. In Proceedings of Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption, Barcelona Sitges, November 1-4, 2015.

Fröling, M. , Grönlund, E. , Hjortsberg, S. , Jönsson, J. , Lindblom, E. , Scheffer, L. , Söderberg, K. & Theorell, L. (2015). Bio-CCS - a model based case study from the mid Sweden region. In Proceedings of Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption, Sitges Barcelona, November 1-4, 2015.

Skytt, T. , Nors Nielsen, S. , Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2015). Ecological systems modelling of regional sustainability. Paper presented at the 4th European Fair on Education for Sustainable Development Hamburg (Germany), Sept 10-11,2015

Grönlund, E. , Fröling, M. & Skytt, T. (2015). Energy, Emergy and the City. Paper presented at the Energy and Urban Systems. 9th Biennial International Workshop Advances in Energy Studies, Stockholm 4-7 May, 2015

Fröling, M. , Grönlund, E. & Carlman, I. (2015). From environmental problems to sustainable development and towards resilience : Development over time of a university program inenvironmental science aiming for action competences. Paper presented at the 8th World Environmental Education Congress – WEEC 2015 Planet and People - how can they develop togehter?, Göteborg, Sweden, Juni 29 - Juli 2 2015    

Norgren, R. , Fröling, M. & Björkqvist, O. (2015). Industrial Symbiosis solutions for recycling of biosludge from the pulp industry. In Proceedings of Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference  1 - 4 November 2015, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.  

Fröling, M. (2015). Integrated assessment for sustainable rural development in the Mid Sweden mountain region. In Proceedings of SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL AREAS IN PRACTICE (SURAP) 2015.

Skytt, T. , Nielsen, S. N. , Grönlund, E. , Ståhl, F. , Jonsson, A. , Carlman, I. & Fröling, M. (2015). Interdisciplinary Cooperation And System Modelling As Means To Govern The Anthropocene. In Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.  

Fröling, M. (2015). Introduction to Ecotechnology - Maintaining Possibilities for Good Lives : Introducción a la Ecotecnología - Maintaining Possibilities for Good Lives. In Ecotechnology - Living Technology for a Green Future, Managua, Nicaragua, April 17, 2015.

Jonasson, J. , Danielski, I. , Svensson, M. & Fröling, M. (2014). A two family house built to passive house standard in the north of Sweden – environmental system performance. In Proceedings of: Linnaeus ECO-TECH 2014, Kalmar, Sweden, November 24-26, 2014.  

Jonasson, J. , Danielski, I. , Mikaelsson, L. Å. & Fröling, M. (2014). Approach For Sustainable Processes For The Built Environment In Triple Helix Cooperation : The Case Of Storsjö Strand In Östersund. In proceedings of: Linnaeus ECO-TECH 2014, Kalmar, Sweden, November 24-26, 2014.  

Grönlund, E. , Englund, A. , Barthelson, M. & Fröling, M. (2014). Ecotechnics/Ecotechnology in Östersund – 30 years of entrepreneurship focused education. Paper presented at the Linnaeus ECO-TECH 2014, Kalmar, Sweden, November 24-26, 2014  

Grönlund, E. , Fröling, M. & Carlman, I. (2014). Ecotechnology at Mid Sweden University – 30 years of Education in Environmental Consciousness and Entrepreneurship. Paper presented at the NIES X / ECOHUM Research Symposium, Rethinking Environmental Consciousness, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, 5–8 December 2014, 2014

Grönlund, E. , Barthelson, M. , Englund, A. , Carlman, I. , Fröling, M. , Jonsson, A. & van den Brink, P. (2014). Ekoteknik (Ecotechnics / Ecotehcnology) – 30 Years of Experience in Interdiciplinery Education. In Proceedings of the 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference Trondheim 18-20 June 2014 : Resilience – the new research frontier. Trondheim : . pp. 17--21.    

Jonasson, J. , Danielski, I. , Svensson, M. & Fröling, M. (2014). Life cycle assessment of a passive house in northern Sweden. In Proceedings of the 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference Trondheim 18-20 June 2014 : Resilience – the new research frontier. Trondheim :

Fröling, M. , Grönlund, E. , Kuul, I. , Longueville, F. & Berg, C. (2014). Pre Study of CCS for a Bio Fueled CHP Plant. In Proceedings from the 14th International Symposium on District Heating and CoolingSeptember, 6-10, 2014, Stockholm, SWEDEN.. pp. 511--514.    

Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2014). The use of Emergy to assess sustainable development. In Proceedings of the 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference Trondheim 18-20 June 2014 : Resilience – the new research frontier. Trondheim :

Fröling, M. (2014). To Really Do What We Know We Need to Do : Can Humanities Help Where Natural Sciences and Engineering Have Reached the End of the Road?. In Proceedings of NIES X / ECOHUM Research Symposium, Rethinking Environmental Consciousness, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, 5–8 December 2014.

Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2014). Wastewater Treatment and Recycling with Microalgae in Cold Climate. In Proceedings of the 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference Trondheim 18-20 June 2014 : Resilience – the new research frontier. Tronheim : . pp. 317--324.    

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. , Svanström, M. & Alänge, S. (2013). Actionable knowledge to develop more sustainable products. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, August 25-28, 2013, Göteborg, Sweden..  

Danielski, I. , Svensson, M. & Fröling, M. (2013). Adaption of the passive house concept in northern Sweden : a case study of performance. Paper presented at the Passivhus Norden 2013, Göteborg,Sweden, 15-17 October 2013  

Grönlund, E. , Fröling, M. & Carlman, I. (2013). Donor values in emergy assessment of ecosystem services. Paper presented at the Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change, 19th biennial ISEM Conference, 28-31 October 2013, Toulouse, France

Fröling, M. & Grönlund, E. (2013). Ecosystem services in evaluating value chains when moving toward a bio based society. Paper presented at the Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change, 19th biennial ISEM Conference, 28-31 October 2013, Toulouse, France

Longueville, A. , Carlman, I. , Fröling, M. & Grönlund, E. (2013). Ecosystem Services Supporting Decision Making in Environmental Impact Assessments. Paper presented at the Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change (19th biennial ISEM Conference)

Danielski, I. , Nair, G. & Fröling, M. (2013). Heated atrium in multi-story buildings : A design for better energy efficiency and social interactions. Paper presented at the Passivhus Norden 2013,Göteborg, Sweden,15-17 October  

van den Brink, P. , Grönlund, E. & Fröling, M. (2013). How to characterize three different types of Swedish ecosystems depending on natural or anthropogenic regimes?. Paper presented at the Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change, Toulouse, France 2013

Barthelson, M. , Fröling, M. & Grönlund, E. (2013). Linking ecological and economical progress at micro level by Nature-Economy (SDR) model.. Paper presented at the The 19th biennial ISEM Conference - Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change - Toulouse, France, 28th to 31st October 2013.    

Danielski, I. & Fröling, M. (2013). Systems effecting systems when managing energy resources. Paper presented at the ISEM 2013 Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change, Toulouse, France, October 28-31

Svanström, M. , Arvidsson, R. , Fransson, K. , Fröling, M. & Molander, S. (2013). Who needs to know what about energy use? The palm oil biofuel case. In Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, Göteborg, Sweden, August 25-28, 2013.  

Danielski, I. , Fröling, M. & Joelsson, A. (2012). Air source heat pumps and their role in the Swedish energy system. In Support your future today; Turning environmental problems into business opportunities.    

Grönlund, E. , Hedin, D. & Fröling, M. (2012). Ecosystem services evaluated using emergy methodology. Paper presented at the Planet under Pressure 2012, London March 26-29    

Fröling, M. , Fakhari Rad, M. & Grönlund, E. (2012). Ecosystem services tradeoffs when striving twoards a biobased future [Eco-Tech'12]. In Proceedings of ECO-TECH 2012, 26-28 November, Kalmar, Sweden.  

Honée, C. , Hedin, D. , St-Laurent, J. & Fröling, M. (2012). Environmental Performance of Data Centres : A Case Study of the Swedish National Insurance Administration : EGG2012, Berlin. In Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings. Berlin : . pp. Art. no. 6360435-  

St-Laurent, J. , Hedin, D. , Honée, C. & Fröling, M. (2012). Green Electronics? : An LCA Based Study of Eco-labeling of Laptop Computers  :  EGG2012, Berlin. In Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings. Berlin : . pp. Art. no. 6360517-  

Arvidsson, R. , Fransson, K. , Fröling, M. , Svanström, M. & Molander, S. (2012). How do we know the energy use when producing biomaterials or biofuels? [Eco-Tech'12]. In Proceedings of ECO-TECH 2012, 26-28 November, Kalmar, Sweden..  

Arvidsson, R. , Fransson, K. , Fröling, M. , Svanström, M. & Molander, S. (2012). How much energy is used when producing biofuels?. Paper presented at the World Bioenergy 2012, Jönköping, Sweden

Fakhari Rad, M. , Fröling, M. & Grönlund, E. (2012). Including Ecosystem Services in Sustainability Assessment of Forest Biofuels. In World Bioenergy 2012 Proceedings.. pp. 75--78.    

Fakhari Rad, M. , Fröling, M. & Grönlund, E. (2012). More forest biofuels from Jämtland - ecosystem services tradeoffs. In Ecosystem Services - From policy to practice.

Danielski, I. , Fröling, M. & Joelsson, A. (2012). The impact of the shape factor on final energy demand in residential buildings in nordic climates. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference.. pp. 4260--4264.    

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2012). To develop material for more sustainable products: Learning for action. Paper presented at the Science and Technology Day 2012, Poster Exhibition at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden, March 27th, 2012

Saccullo, M. , Lanker, J. & Fröling, M. (2012). Towards better understanding of sustainable living in sparsely populated areas - a case study of Norderön island [Eco-Tech'12]. In Proceedings of ECO-TECH 2012, 26-28 November, Kalmar, Sweden.  

Arvidsson, R. , Fransson, K. , Fröling, M. , Svanström, M. & Molander, S. (2012). Towards transparent and relevant use of energy use indicators in LCA studies of biofuels. Paper presented at the 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 20-24 May

Haller, H. , Jonsson, A. & Fröling, M. (2012). TURNING WASTE INTO A RESOURCE FOR REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL IN TROPICAL DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. In PROCEEDINGS LINNAEUS ECO-TECH 2012.. pp. 468--480.  

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2011). Approach to establish relevant sustainability assessment parameters in product development. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology 'Science, Systems and Sustainability' 7-10 June 2011, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Clancy, G. , Morgan, F. & Svanström, M. (2011). Assessing sustainability already in product development. Paper presented at the The Adlerbert Research Foundation Jubilee Conference, 22 November 2011, Göteborg, Sweden.  

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2011). Consequences for wood resource use for incontinence diapers in Europe 2010 to 2050. Paper presented at the Annual Poster Exhibition at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, April 12th 2011, Göteborg, Sweden  

Fröling, M. & Nyström, I. (2010). DISTRICT HEATING AS PART OF THE ENERGY SYSTEM : AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON ‘PASSIVE HOUSES’ AND HEAT REPLACING ELECTRICITY USE. In Proceedings of 12th International Symposium onDistrict Heating and Cooling, September 5th –September 7th, 2010, Tallin University of Technology, Tallinn, ESTONIA.. pp. 202--205.  

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. , Svanström, M. & Peters, G. M. (2010). Environmental challenges when developing renewable materials to replace non-renewable materials - receiving guidance from LCA studies. In 9th International Conference on EcoBalance 2010 'Towards & Beyond 2020' 9-12 November,Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo :  

Nordenström, E. , Guest, G. & Fröling, M. (2010). LCA OF LOCAL BIO-CHP FUELLED GREENHOUSES VERSUS MEDITERRANEAN OPEN FIELD TOMATOES FOR CONSUMPTION IN NORTHERN SCANDINAVIA. In ECO-TECH´10, 22-24 November 2010, Kalmar, Sweden.  

Akambih Tajam, J. , Jonsson, A. & Fröling, M. (2010). SMALL SCALE IN-SITU BIOREMEDIATIONOF DIESEL CONTAMINATED SOIL –SCREENING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE. In ECO-TECH´10, 22-24 November 2010, Kalmar, Sweden : International Conference on Natural Sciences and Technologies for Waste and Wastewater Treatment, Remediation, Emissions Related to Climate, Environmentaland Economic Effects.. pp. 827--835.  

Clancy, G. , Fröling, M. & Svanström, M. (2010). The ageing society – an example of consequences for biomass use. In MFA for Sustainable Future. Tokyo :  

Reports

Grönlund, E. , Fröling, M. & Skytt, T. (2016). Energy, emergy, and the city. Östersund : Mittuniverstitetet (Ecotechnology working paper 2016-1c).  

Mikaelsson, L. , Carlman, I. , Fröling, M. , Jonsson, A. , Danielski, I. , Grönlund, E. , Jonasson, J. , van den Brink, P. & et al. Mikaelsson, L. (ed.) (2015). Hållbara utvecklingsprocesser. Projektrapport 2015-03-31. Mittuniversitetet/Tillväxtverket