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: 2018-05-15 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.

Posted: 2018-03-16 15:23
Category: News

Today, the first call for project proposals within the second stage of the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) opened. Last day for applications is 15 May 2018, and projects can start at the earliest on 22 August 2018.

Click here for more information and terms of application (in Swedish), or visit the Swedish Energy Agency website

Posted: 2018-03-14 15:50
Category: Reports

What is the current view of the technical and economic devel­opment for long-haul road transports fuelled by electricity and hydrogen? Globally, a lot of R&D and demonstration efforts are directed towards electric roads and fuel cell vehicles. Two major demonstration projects are situated in Sweden, namely in Sandviken and Arlanda. In a newly finished f3 project, Vehicles and infrastructure for heavy long-haul transports fueled by electricity and hydrogen, main actors involved in the electric road system technologies in the Swedish projects have been interviewed as well as heavy vehicle manufacturers and hydrogen fuel...

Posted: 2018-03-13 13:44
Category: Reports

The production and use of vehicle fuels results in both environmental and socio-economic impacts. The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED), as well as the vast majority of the available studies enfolding vehicle fuels, however focus on environmental impacts, and in many cases primarily on GHG emissions. To move towards sustain­able development, a broader scope of sustainability issues needs to be taken into account in future assessment efforts and policy.

In order to address a broad range of sustainability aspects a method labelled Life Cycle Sustainabil­ity Assessment (LCSA) can be employed. It combines three different lifecycle methods, corre­sponding to the three...