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f3 will put 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: 2017-10-04 11:04
Category: Reports

Despite the fact that biogas vehicles have been used for decades, the biogas market is small. A newly finished project within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), has had the aim to increase the knowledge about, firstly, how to get actors to increase the transformation of its feedstock to biogas respectively increase the use of biogas vehicles and, secondly, how to design policy instruments to foster such development. The basic question hav been "What can be done and by whom to foster a more rapid development of supply and use of...

Posted: 2017-10-04 11:26
Category: Reports

In June, f3 reported of the available extended summary from the project From visions to smart ICT - Local transitions to renewable transportation that has been carried out within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative reserach program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system).

Now, a second delivery from the project is available, exploring how sixteen Swedish...

Posted: 2017-10-04 13:34
Category: News

The project BeWhere - Stake-holder analysis of biofuel production in Sweden will soon be finished. It is the third of a series of projects that has focused on different aspects of optimal localisation of biofuel production in Sweden, and is carried out within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system). A scientific article in Sustainability is the first output from the project.

In the study, different stake-holders have been interviewed,...

Posted: 2017-10-02 14:10
Category: Press release

We are glad to announce that the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) recently took the decision to finance another four year phase of the f3 and SEA collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system)! Read the full press release (in Swedish) at the SEA website. A first call for project proposals is planned to open in connection to the start of the new phase.

Posted: 2017-09-13 15:50
Category: Reports

Methanol use in various applications is on the raise globally and there are several examples on how methanol is used in the transport sector today. The production is comparably efficient and cost ef­fective and there are also several examples of where methanol as fuel is under advanced testing in various, sometimes novel, types of engines.

From the historical background can be discerned a lack of long term perspective with respect to (a) earlier and current motivation to “use/not to use” methanol as an alternative fuel, (b) experiences gained from earlier periods of methanol usage, and (c) why interest to use methanol as an automo­tive fuel has shifted through...

Posted: 2017-08-31 21:27
Category: News

Rasmus Einarsson and Martin Persson, Chalmers, who participated in the project Biogas from agricultural wastes and residues - where and how much? that was carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) have published an article in PLoS ONE titled "Analyzing key constraints to biogas production from crop residues and manure in the EU - A spatially explicit model". The article is available through open access...

Posted: 2017-08-31 22:50
Category: News

The full and detailed program for the concluding conference for the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) is announced. The conference is held in Uppsala on 25-26 October and arranged by f3 and the Swedish Energy Agency jointly with the Swedish Energy Agency’s project “Swedish platform for the life cycle perspective” managed by Swedish Life Cycle Center. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, is hosting the conference.

Besides presentations from all 29 projects within the collaborative research program, networking activities and discussions on future...

Posted: 2017-08-31 22:05
Category: News

With an intense start of the fall season, preparing for a new, third, phase of f3 and the collaborative research program together with the Swedish Energy Agency as well, the f3 office has been enhanced with Ulrika Claesson Colpier. Ulrika has worked as a project manager at CIT since 2016 and will assist the f3 office in its work as the Swedish advocacy platform for Horizon2020. She will also handle some of the projects in the above mentioned collaborative research program Renewable fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) as they finish during the last months of 2017, and be an supportive part in planning and preparing for the...

Posted: 2017-08-30 14:23
Category: Reports

Industrial symbiosis involves collaborations among diverse, and predominantly local and regional, actors that create additional economic and environmental value through by-product exchanges, utility and service sharing, and joint innovations. The benefits to the solutions are often beyond what can be achieved by acting alone. As the resulting resource productivity improvements create both environmental and business value, the concept has recognized potential to contribute to the development of more sustainable businesses and economies, e.g. development of biofuels.

A new report written for f3 by Murat Mirata and Mats Eklund, Linköping University, and Andreas Gundberg, Lantmännen...

Posted: 2017-08-30 14:43
Category: Reports

For crop-based biogas plants, the cost for buying the crops is a predominant production cost and efficient systems for production, harvesting, transportation and storage are therefore of major im­portance. Furthermore, the competition on land between food and energy production has impacted the discussion. EU has decided to strongly limit the production of transportation fuel based on crops grown on arable land, a decision that affects crop-based biogas production. For this reason, it is interesting to examine ways to reduce substrate costs for crops as well as to find alternative crops that are not com­peting with food production.

Carina Gunnarsson, RISE (JTI/SP) has been...