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Posted: 2016-01-08 12:41
Category: News

In a new f3 report, researchers want to increase consciousness about the fact that different carbon footprint methods can give very different results depending on the context.

In the project, called The method’s influence on climate impact assessment of biofuels and other uses of biomass, researchers from SP, Chalmers and IVL have studied if and how the results differ when using different methods to calculate the carbon footprint of forest products and non-forest benchmarks.

When comparing the carbon...

Posted: 2016-01-07 16:11
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Anaerobic fermentation of agricultural wastes such as crop residues and animal manure, producing biogas, is an example of an advanced biofuel that can contribute to the EU target of a minimum 10% of transport fuels from renewable sources in 2020. A recently published f3 report presents a spatially explicit approach for estimating the availability of agricultural wastes across the EU, also including an analysis of how key economic and technical constraints such as minimum viable plant size, maximum collection distances for substrates, and substrate composition affects the total...

Posted: 2015-12-23 13:01
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The Gothenburg City Council decided on 3 December to support the alliance parties' proposal regarding Göteborg Energi's biogas business.

- In the media, this decision has been presented as if it involves an immediate closure of the GoBiGas plant, which is unfortunate, says Göteborg Energi’s CEO...

Posted: 2015-12-23 14:20
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The European Commission has approved Sweden's request to continue to exempt biogas from tax until the end of 2020 and other biofuels until the end of 2018. This outcome is much appreciated by Region Västra Götaland, Region Skåne and many stakeholders in the industry, who have been working to promote such a decision for almost two years.

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Posted: 2015-12-08 17:36
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A new call within the collaborative research programme "Renewable transportation fuels and systems" has opened and will close on March 10. Information about contents, procedures and application etc. is available (only in Swedish) at the Swedish Energy Agency website.

Posted: 2015-12-07 10:57
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The new energy tax on ethanol will make it the most expensive transportation fuel on the Swedish market. According to an article in Ny Teknik, this will  severely impact the consumption of ethanol and investments in vehicles running on ethanol.

In the article, researchers Åsa Kastensson, Bio4Energy/Luleå Technical University and...

Posted: 2015-12-04 11:03
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In less than 15 years, Swedish transports shall be independent from fossil fuels, but will we reach that goal? In SVTAgenda, f3 associated researchers Åsa Kastensson and Elisabeth Wetterlund at Luleå University of Technology, talks about the transition to non-fossil fuels.

The reporter visits SunPine...

Posted: 2015-12-03 11:12
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Developing a sustainable transportation sector is a vital societal challenge for the EU and for Horizon 2020. The f3 centre is, since summer 2014, an appointed Swedish advocacy platform for renewable transportation fuels in relation to Horizon 2020. Recent activities have focused on strengthening collaboration nationally and internationally, with a long-term focus on contributing to the 2018-19 Working...

Posted: 2015-11-26 15:25
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Syngas is an important feedstock when producing many chemical products, but also gaseous biofuels and liquid biofuels. Its can also be used in turbines for efficient production of electricity and heat. A recently published f3 report, Synthesis gas from agricultural feedstock – a review of possible technical pathways, includes a review of the possibilities of converting agricultural feedstock to syngas via upgrading of biogas...

Posted: 2015-11-12 11:36
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A recent study, resulting in a new f3 report, indicates that there is a dominant focus on GHG (greenhouse gas) related impacts at the expense of other impact categories in environmental systems analyses (ESA) of Swedish biofuel.

This study set out to investigate whether or not there is a dominant focus on GHG related impacts by reviewing ...