News

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: 2018-04-09 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...

Posted: 2018-03-08 11:21
Category: News

In December 2017, f3 published a report from the project Evaluation of biofuel production costs in relation to the new reduction obligation quota system (Utvärdering av produktionskostnader för biodrivmedel med hänsyn till reduktionsplikten), led by Erik Furusjö, IVL. In January, the report was also mentioned in Dagens Nyheter in an article by motor journalist Lasse Swärd.

Now, Erik Furusjö and IVL has put together a short version of the report that...

Posted: 2018-03-05 12:00
Category: News

The project Biofuels and ecosystem services, carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) recently published its full report. Now, a scientific paper from the project is also available, published in Ecosystem Services.The paper is titled ...

Posted: 2018-02-27 17:11
Category: Reports

To replace fossil fuels with second generation biofuels, it is crucial that biomass material is made available. However, there is also the aspect of best application of the existing biomass. While high-grade feedstock is already used for biofuel, as well as for other prod­ucts, low-grade feedstock, such as residues from forestry, agriculture, industry and households, remains to be fully evaluated for this purpose.

A newly finished project within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), has investigated the techno-economic...

Posted: 2018-02-27 11:21
Category: Reports

Two out of several potential marine feedstocks for biofuels production that can be cultivated in Sweden are the macroalgae sugar kelp and sea squirts. A new report from the project Marine feedstock based biofuels and ecosystem services, carried out within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), has investigated and summarized the potential impacts of the intensification of marine biomass production for biofuel production on ecosystem services from...

Posted: 2018-02-15 09:34
Category: News

Right before christmas, it was announced that Ingrid Nohlgren will be the new f3 centre manager.

- I feel very exited with the opportunity to develop the work within f3, specifically when it comes to collaboration within the centre network and also with other stakeholders in the field, Ingrid says. Big challanges, like the transition to a transport sector independent of fossil fuels, demands new approaches and collaborations between stakeholders that maybe haven't worked together earlier.

– To be the f3 centre manager and enable this, together with the centre office, is something that i really look forward to.

Ingrids experience from academic research as...