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: 2017-06-19 11:22
Category: News

In the GreenPilot project a pilot boat is converted to operate on methanol, thus opening up to a more sustainable and competitive coastal and inland transport. The project started in March of 2016 and will go on until 2018.

On June 15th, a seminar was arranged in Gothenburg to present the outcome and lessons learned so far. The program included presentations from actors of relevance to the project, among them f3, which was presented by Johanna Mossberg. Julia Hansson, IVL, talked about the project Prospects for renewable marine fuels that is carried out...

Posted: 2017-06-08 14:58
Category: Reports

Biomass gasification is an attractive technology that efficiently converts forest biomass, biomass-based wastes and other types of renewable feedstocks into transportation fuels, chemicals or electricity. The technology has great potential to significantly contribute to the national targets of a fossil fuel independent vehicle fleet by 2030 and the vision of a fossil-free society by 2045.

With regard to biomass gasification plants, one important bottleneck for commercialization is the choice of engineering solutions for the downstream product gas cleaning and conditioning, before using the produced synthesis gas. The main aim of a newly finished f3 study has been to make a...

Posted: 2017-05-31 12:39
Category: Reports

In order to meet future environmental targets and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, biofuels are likely to represent a significant part of the fleet, both through the low admixture during a transi­tional phase, but increasingly with high biofuel blends to phase out fossil fuels.

A newly finished project within the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) run by f3 centre and the Swedish Energy Agency has had the purpose of developing a better understanding of the barriers that currently exists for an increased use of high blend ethanol (especially E85...

Posted: 2017-05-23 13:54
Category: News

How come there is no straight answer to the question of which renewable fuel is the best? The answer is that it all depends, said Johanna Mossberg, director of f3, when she introduced the session “Renewable fuel myth busting” arranged by f3 within the Advanced Biofuels Conference program on Friday 19 May. This may disappoint some and motivate others, since the answer will differ according to many factors, such as time perspective, the system delimitations, the methods chosen as well as the actual production processes and how they are integrated with other systems.

Four researchers held presentations on this...

Posted: 2017-05-16 15:57
Category: News

A new renewable energy directive (RED II) for the period 2020-2030 was proposed by the European Commission on November 30th 2016. The proposed new directive is called RED II and it...

Posted: 2017-05-04 13:30
Category: News

In late 2016 the European Parliament, as part of its “Winter Package” issued a proposal for an update of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). f3 has summarized the most important content and changes from a renewable fuels perspective – which will be available on the web next week.

Posted: 2017-05-04 11:28
Category: News

One of the objectives of the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) as well as f3 itself, is to provide scientifically based knowledge on sustainable renewable transportation fuels to relevant stakeholders. Now, the number of scientific publications as deliveries from  projects is growing. In the beginning of May 2017, at least 21 articles had been published in well-known journals such as Sustainability, Journal of Cleaner Production, Applied Energy and Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefinery, etc.

A list of these articles, including links and references to the related...

Posted: 2017-05-04 15:01
Category: News

The fact sheets on DME and Methanol have been updated with new numbers and information on current projects and can be downloaded as pdf's from the f3 website. Other fact sheets are also available here.

Posted: 2017-05-02 14:19
Category: News

Since 2014, f3 has been functioning as the officially appointed Swedish advocacy platform towards renewable fuels R&I in Horizon 2020 and EU-related strategies and priorities for future R&I. Until July 2018, f3's activities in this area are supported financially from the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.

Based on a common map of research and innovation in the EU on renewable fuels, Platform f3 has identified which issues that are important from a Swedish and science-based...

Posted: 2017-04-26 16:02
Category: Reports

Many municipalities in Sweden have requirements on green cars in the procurement of municipal vehicles and some also have requirements on electric cars. A newly written report from the project Public procurement as a pol­icy instrument to promote the diffusion and use of renewable transport fuels has looked into the aspects of green public procurement in Malmö and Östersund, two Swedish cities that have come relatively far regarding requirements on electric cars. The project has also compared the procurement of bus traffic in the two regions Skåne and Jämtland and analysed how they use...