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: 2018-01-10 15:35
Category: Reports

In a new report written for f3 by Per Hanarp and Mia Romare, Volvo Group, a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a distribution truck for urban applications, with either a diesel or otto engine using different fossil and bio-based fuels is presented. Impact of electrification is also briefly discussed.

The impact assessment is carried out with both CO2-eq emissions and envi­ronmental damage cost assessment (using the Environmental Priority Strategy methodology, EPS), to provide impact on different perspectives and times when it comes to sustainability evaluation. This somewhat broader perspective, compared to conventional well-to-wheel (WTW) analyses, can give better...

Posted: 2018-01-09 15:22
Category: News

A high implementation rate of additional iLUC-free (indirect Land Use Change) feedstock for biofuel production is needed to realize biofuel targets. This is the general conclusion of a newly published article from the project Biofuels from biomass from agricultural land - land use change from a Swedish perspective,carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 centre collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system).

The article...

Posted: 2017-12-22 14:27
Category: News

Just in time for Christmas, we are happy to announce that the new manager for f3 will be Ingrid Nohlgren. She comes from a position as deputy manager at WSP and will start the assignment for f3 on 29 January 2018. A longer presentation of Ingrid will follow.

Posted: 2017-12-18 17:54
Category: Reports

In the year 2017, the Swedish government proposed to introduce a reduction obligation for transportation fuel distributors. This would imply an obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil petrol and diesel through a gradual increased share of biofuels. The aim is to create improved conditions for phasing out fossil fuels through an increased proportion of biofuels with good greenhouse gas performance in a lifecycle perspective. The reduction obligation also means that not only production cost determine the overall economic performance of a biofuel production route, but also the greenhouse gas emissions. This is because biofuels with low greenhouse gas emissions can be...

Posted: 2017-11-21 17:37
Category: News

In May, a list was put together by the f3 office, concluding links to scientific articles published in projects within f3 and the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (samverkansprogrammet Förnybara drivmedel och system) since 2011. The list has now been updated with several more publications and can be accessed here.

The list includes the 38 publications that are known to the f3 centre office and...

Posted: 2017-11-20 12:50
Category: News

The project Public procurement as a policy instrument to support the diffusion and use of renewable transport fuels, carried out within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (samverkansprogrammet Förnybara drivmedel och system), finished earlier this year. With the latest two scientific articles, the planned...

Posted: 2017-11-14 16:59
Category: News

On 27 October 2017, the Steering Committee of ETIP Bioenergy, in which f3 is represented, reached an agreement on the position paper of the platform on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II proposal. The full paper, and a summary of key recommendations can be found in the latest newsletter from ETIP Bioenergy.

Earlier this year, f3 published a PM that compared the RED II proposal from the European Commission (proposed November 30th 2016) to the current RED, in regard to the suggested alterations that are relevant for develpoment and regulation on renewable transportation fuels. The PM...

Posted: 2017-11-13 14:17
Category: Reports

Despite over 20 years of use as a transportation fuel in Sweden, and a production, distribution and use established at a commercial scale in the more heavily populated areas of the country, the use of biogas is still limited in comparison to other established renewable transportation fuels fuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) or fatty acid methyl esters (FAME).

Stefan Grönkvist, KTH, has led a newly finished project within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (samverkansprogrammet Förnybara drivmedel och system) that has aimed to increase the...

Posted: 2017-11-08 17:00
Category: Reports

Future biofuel production opportunities in Sweden can be analysed in various ways. The BeWhere Sweden project series has had three different starting points, all with the aim of adding to the knowledge of aspects on optimal localisation of biofuel production through the use of an spatially explicit energy system model. Now, the third project within the series, titled BeWhere - Stake-holder analysis of biofuel production in Sweden, has delivered its final report.

The project has been carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels...

Posted: 2017-11-06 11:21
Category: News

In May, an extended summary of the project Environmental and socio-economic benefits from Swedish biofuel production was published. The project, carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), investigates the potential of non-fuel related benefits from biofuel production to contribute to GHG emission reductions when replacing fossil fuels. There are many valuable by...