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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: 2018-09-19 15:09
Category: News

Earlier this year, the summarized results from the project Gasification-based biofuels – Greenhouse gas emissions and profitability analysis with general and sector-specific policy instruments were published in an f3 report, awaiting the publication of the detailed results in a submitted article. The article has now been accepted for publication in Energy and can be accessed here.

Authors of the article are Kristina Homgren, IVL, Thore Berntsson,...

Posted: 2018-09-19 13:51
Category: Reports

The number of possible combinations of feedstock, feedstock pre-treatment, and downstream pro­cesses for large-scale production of different types of biofuel is substantial. Different production routes will obviously perform very differently with respect to profitability and carbon footprint. Furthermore, large-scale production of biofuels requires substantial strategic investment decisions, requiring a prospective assessment approach.

Evaluation of future biorefinery concepts using to­day’s conditions can be heavily misleading, and it is therefore essential that possible future condi­tions and related uncertainties are taken into account. A newly finished...

Posted: 2018-09-19 10:43
Category: News

The registration for the 2018 conference within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems, held in Stockholm 22 November, is now open! The Swedish title "Flera filer mot framtidens förnybara drivmedel" could be translated to "Multi-lane roads towards renewable transportation fuels of the future" and refers to the need of paralel solutions to be able to reach the goal of a fossil-independent vehicle fleet in Sweden by the year 2030.

Besides invited speakers and presentations of interesting results from projects, the conference program includes a Pitch...

Posted: 2018-09-13 15:57
Category: Reports

Today’s road freight vehicles are mainly fuelled with die­sel and use a significant fraction of the global fossil oil production. Without further policy efforts, oil demand from road freight vehicles is projected to increase considerably. Several measures to lower greenhous gas (GHG) emissions seem mainly viable for medium size distribution trucks, such as the use of renewable fuels, electrifica­tion and the use of fuel cells. However, for heavy duty long-haul trucks the possible alternatives to diesel are less clear.

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Posted: 2018-08-16 12:58
Category: News

The project Methanol production via black liquor gasification with expanded raw material base was finished earlier this year and a report was published. The overall project work has evaluated the prospects of producing biofuels via co-gasification of black liquor and different blend-in feedstocks (crude glycerol, fermentation residues, pyrolysis liquids) at different blend ratios. Now, the prepared scientific article, covering the techno-economic assessment made within the project, is accessible.

 A conclusion from the article is that the co-...

Posted: 2018-08-07 13:15
Category: News

One of the first projects to publish results from the first phase of the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (samverkansprogrammet Förnybara drivmedel och system) was The method’s influence on climate impact assessment of biofuels and other uses of forest biomass. The project report was published already in 2016 and the results have been presented at a number of events.

In July 2018, an article prepared by participants in the project was published in The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. It is titled...

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...