Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2020
    Associate Professor at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • 2015 – 2019
    Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

  • 2006 – 2015
    Researcher at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • 2000 – 2005
    PhD student

  • 1999
    MSc Environmental Engineering, Uppsala University

Selected publications

  • Elias S. Azzi, Erik Karltun, Cecilia Sundberg, 2021. Assessing the diverse environmental effects of biochar systems: An evaluation framework, Journal of Environmental Management, 286,112154,

  • Nilsson J, Sundberg C, Tidåker P, Hansson P-A. 2020. Regional variation in climate impact of grass-based biogas production: A Swedish case study. Journal of Cleaner Production 275, 122778

  • Sundberg C, E Karltun, JK Gitau, T Kätterer, GM Kimutai, Y Mahmoud, M Njenga, G Nyberg, K Roing de Nowina, D Roobroeck, P Sieber. 2020. Biochar from cookstoves reduces greenhouse gas emissions from smallholder farms in Africa. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 25, 953–967

  • Azzi, E, Karltun, E, Sundberg C. 2019. Prospective life cycle assessment of large-scale biochar production and use for negative emissions in Stockholm. Environmental Science & Technology 53(14) 8466-8476.

  • T. Hammar, P. -A. Hansson, C. Sundberg, "Climate impact assessment of willow energy from a landscape perspective : A Swedish case study," Global Change Biology Bioenergy, vol. 9, no. 5, s. 973-985, 2017.

  • E. Röös, H Karlsson, C. Witthöft, C. Sundberg ., "Evaluating the sustainability of diets-combining environmental and nutritional aspects," Environmental Science and Policy, vol. 47, s. 157-166, 2015.

  • M. Kimming, C. Sundberg, Å. Nordberg, A. Baky, S. Bernesson, P.-A. Hansson. "Replacing fossil energy for organic milk production – Potential biomass sources and greenhouse gas emission reductions," Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 106, s. 400-407, 2015.

  • C. Sundberg Yu D, Franke-Whittle I, Kauppi S, Smårs S, Insam H, Romantschuk M, Jönsson H., "Effects of pH and microbial composition on odour in food waste composting," Waste Management, vol. 33, no. 1, s. 204-211, 2013.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Biochar – systems analysis for climate change assessment (Vinnova), 2017 – 2021

  • Farm-level production of biochar in Kenya – energy, farm management and climate change mitigation potential (Swedish Research Council), 2016 – 2019


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