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f3 puts major emphasis on dissemination of results and findings. Find the latest reports, newsletters and other publications from f3 and the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), as well as information on calendar events, here.

Posted: 2018-06-19 15:58
Category: Reports

The sustainability performance of bioenergy and biofuels is debated, both within the scientific community and in society. Sometimes conflicting views are put forward even though similar bio­energy and biofuel production are discussed. One reason for this is differences in basic assumptions and methodological approaches applied in the underlying environmental as­sessments.

In the project Sustainable biofuels - critical review of current views and case studies using extended systems analysis providing new perspectives and positive examples, carried out within the...

Posted: 2018-06-12 13:16
Category: News

The interest for renewable liquid methane as a fuel for heavy duty road and marine transports has risen in Sweden as well as in the EU as a whole, referring to its' tehnology readiness level, and the relatively large climate benefits and high energy density. One example of this is the discussion on possibilities of replacing liquid natural gas (LNG) with liquid biogas (LBG) in a longer time perspective.

A newly started f3 project aims at studying the possibilities with LBG in Sweden, focusing on the year 2030. The project will map the possibilities for LBG production in Sweden and compare them with scenarios...

Posted: 2018-06-04 14:51
Category: Reports

The global greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping sector should be reduced by 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, according to a recent decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). To reach this there is a need for low-emitting alternative fuels as other measures are not enough. Thus, the shipping sector is in a stage of searching for new energy carriers that can fulfil present regulations and also be a bridge to coming, discussed or foreseen demands and regulations.

The total fuel use for shipping globally is estimated to around 300 million tons/year meaning that the replacement of all fuel oil used today with non-fossil alternatives will likely involve many different...

Posted: 2018-05-15 17:12
Category: Reports

A biorefinery co-produces various high-quality products such as biofuels, chemicals, electricity and heat from a biomass-based commodity. Although there are good pre-conditions in Sweden to develop different types of biorefinery concepts through integration of new technologies into existing industrial processes, these have so far been poorly utilized. An important reason is the lack of an appropriate innovation policy with a purpose of creating favourable conditions for scaling up immature technology with significant commercial potential and climate benefits, while providing existing renewable technologies the conditions to outcompete the fossil alternatives.

A newly finished...

Posted: 2018-05-08 11:08
Category: Reports

In a new report from an f3 project, a certain case of business development for production of second generation transportation fuels is presented. The project has been performed as a joint study between Lantmännen Agroetanol AB and Cellulose Fuels Sweden AB, patent holder of a process combination potentially using a wide range of bio­mass as raw material. One of its features is that it is dedicated solely to production of transportation fuels, meaning no by-product mar­kets have to be considered. This creates a freedom of establishment restricted only by the transpor­tation fuel market. According to previ­ous evaluations, the process combination could produce fuels from...

Posted: 2018-05-03 16:19
Category: Reports

For Sweden to reach national goals of fossil independency and a climate neutral society, it is essential that the production of renewable fuels, the de-fossilisation of Swedish industry and the development of a more flexible electrical system gain momentum. One way to contribute to an electrical system in balance and an increased production of renewable substances, is to utilise the increasing access of renewable, low cost electricity for electrolysing water into hydrogen (electro-hydrogen) and oxygen.

Anna-Karin Jannasch, RISE, and Maria Grahn, Chalmers, are the authors of a new f3 report that wants to provide an easily accessible summary of the conditions required for electro-...

Posted: 2018-04-19 14:50
Category: Reports

Gasification-based biofuel production systems have a large potential to contribute to climate change mitigation in the transport sector. The commercial feasibility of renewable energy technol­ogies is affected by fossil fuel prices, the price of biomass and policy instruments, e.g. a CO2e cost.

Kristina Holmgren, IVL, has lead a project that has aimed to analyze and quantify the level of a sector specific greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cost (CO2e cost) in transport required for making gasification-based biofuel pro­duction systems profitable under different future energy market scenarios. 

The results show that this level is not higher...

Posted: 2018-04-12 14:42
Category: News

On April 12, the Swedish Partliament's Committee on transport and communications had an open hearing concerning the publication of an extensive report titled Fossilfria drivmedel för att minska transportsektorns klimatpåverkan – flytande, gasformiga och elektriska drivmedel inom vägtrafik, sjöfart, luftfart och spårbunden trafik [Eng: Fossil free transportaion fuels for climate impact reduction of the transport sector - Liquid, gaseous and electric transportation fuels for road, marine, air and rail traffic].

The hearing, lead by the Committee chair Karin Svensson Smith, consisted of a summary of the results from the work behind the report, followed by the...

Posted: 2018-04-09 14:53
Category: Reports

The Swedish Energy Agency has identified different transport biofuel production technologies based on forest feedstock as strategically interestingin the future. In a short term, drop-in hydrocarbon based fuels have been pointed out as a priority. In a longer perspective, focus is on high-blend or pure low-molecular biofuels, for reasons of energy and resource efficiency.

A newly finished project within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) has taken off from this and studied four technology tracks, spanning feasible production...

Posted: 2018-04-04 14:13
Category: News

2017 was a busy year for f3. Activities, seminars, publications, projects and more are now summarized in an annual report available here.