Rikke Lybæk
  • Universitetsvej 1, 02

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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My research interest is resource management within the field of 1) renewable energy, 2) agriculture, and 3) resource circularity. The use of biomass residues for energy production by means of biogas and combustion technology, is essential in my research and has been the core of my research activities for more than 25 years. I have worked in Denmark and the EU, addressing these topics, but Asian countries has been the main target for my research, e.g., Thailand, India, Malaysia. Besides the emphasis on biomass transition technology, I am also occupied with research addressing a transition of our food and fodder supply, emphasizing how legumes (fababeans, chickpea etc.) can play a more vital role in future agricultural practices. My research interest revolving around resource circularity (Circular Bio-Economy) is an integrated part of my research activities and included in topics of e.g., how to re-use phosphorous and plastic resources to extend the value and usability of such materials.


I teach on climate and energy related courses and are engaged in supervising various students in their semester-project. I am also engaged as examinator at other universities, hereunder PhD defenses.


I am collaborating with various national and international institutions, NGOs, and private research fellows in my research activities. I have, for example, an extensive network within the biogas sector in Southeast Asia and Denmark, including farmers connected to biogas and legume production.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action