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Call for projects opens today!

Take part in developing the use of sustainable renewable transportation fuels through system analyses Today 5 November 2018, a new…

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News | 2018-11-05

Five new project starting within the collaborative research program

The call for projects in the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems earlier…

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News | 2018-09-27

Registration open for conference and submission of future project ideas

The registration for the 2018 conference within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems,…

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News | 2018-09-19

How can we evaluate future biorefinery concepts today?

The number of possible combinations of feedstock, feedstock pre-treatment, and downstream pro­cesses for large-scale production of different types of biofuel…

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News | 2018-09-19

Article published in Energy about sector-specific policy instruments

In April, the summarized results from the f3 project Gasification-based biofuels – Greenhouse gas emissions and profitability analysis with general…

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News | 2018-09-18

New f3 report compares LCA studies on road freight vehicles

Today’s road freight vehicles are mainly fuelled with die­sel and use a significant fraction of the global fossil oil production.

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News | 2018-09-13

Economic competitiveness of co-gasification concepts covered in newly published article

The project Methanol production via black liquor gasification with expanded raw material base was finished earlier this year and a report…

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News | 2018-08-16

Choice of method or choice of results?

One of the first projects to publish results from the first phase of the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative…

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News | 2018-08-07

Parallel development of assessment methodologies and policy tools support sustainability of complex bioenergy systems

The sustainability performance of bioenergy and biofuels is debated, both within the scientific community and in society. Sometimes conflicting views…

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News | 2018-06-19

What are the prospects for renewable LBG in Sweden in 2030?

The interest for renewable liquid methane as a fuel for heavy duty road and marine transports has risen in Sweden…

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News | 2018-06-12

What is the role of renewable fuels in the global shipping sector and which factors influence the choice?

The global greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping sector should be reduced by 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, according…

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News | 2018-06-04

Is there a favourable policy mix for development of biorefinery concepts?

A biorefinery co-produces various high-quality products such as biofuels, chemicals, electricity and heat from a biomass-based commodity. Although there are…

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News | 2018-05-15

New f3 report presents evaluation of a process combination technology for potential future demonstration unit

In a new report from an f3 project, a certain case of business development for production of second generation transportation…

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News | 2018-05-08

Cost and climate benefit potentials of renewable electro-hydrogen in Swedish industry investigated

For Sweden to reach national goals of fossil independency and a climate neutral society, it is essential that the production…

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News | 2018-05-03

At what level of GHG emission cost are gasification-based biofuel production systems profitable?

Gasification-based biofuel production systems have a large potential to contribute to climate change mitigation in the transport sector. The commercial…

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News | 2018-04-19

f3 research reports and activities part of background material for Swedish Parliament report of the transport sector’s climate impact

On April 12, the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on transport and communications had an open hearing concerning the publication of an…

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News | 2018-04-12

Future potential performance of four biofuel production pathways based on forest feedstock examined

The Swedish Energy Agency has identified different transport biofuel production technologies based on forest feedstock as strategically interestingin the future.

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News | 2018-04-09

f3 annual report 2017 available

2017 was a busy year for f3. Activities, seminars, publications, projects and more are now summarized in an annual report…

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News | 2018-04-04

New call for project proposals open in collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems

Today, the first call for project proposals within the second stage of the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research…

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News | 2018-03-16

IVL publishes popular summary of results from f3 project on the new reduction obligation quota system

In December 2017, f3 published a report from the project Evaluation of biofuel production costs in…

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News | 2018-03-14

An updated view of the devel­opment for long-haul road transports fuelled by electricity and hydrogen

What is the current view of the technical and economic devel­opment for long-haul road transports fuelled by electricity and hydrogen?…

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News | 2018-03-14

How can socio-economic factors be integrated in an assessment of general sustainability performance of transportation fuels production?

The production and use of vehicle fuels results in both environmental and socio-economic impacts. The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED),…

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News | 2018-03-13

Scientific publication from project on biofuels and ecosystem services

The project Biofuels and ecosystem services, carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels…

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News | 2018-03-05

Macroalgae sugar kelp and sea squirts for biofuels production investigated in light of impact on ecosystem services

Two out of several potential marine feedstocks for biofuels production that can be cultivated in Sweden are the macroalgae sugar…

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News | 2018-02-27

Thermochemical conversion of digestate shows good techno-economic potential for effecient utilisation of biofuels feedstock according to new report

To replace fossil fuels with second generation biofuels, it is crucial that biomass material is made available. However, there is…

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News | 2018-02-27

Welcome Ingrid Nohlgren, new centre manager for f3!

Just before christmas, it was announced that Ingrid Nohlgren will be the new f3 centre manager. – I feel…

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News | 2018-02-15

Phosphorus recovery from HTL processed macroalgae can generate positive ma­terial and energy costs and revenues

Replacing fossil fuels with sustainable fuel from biomass requires both innovative technological solutions and a feedstock that does not put…

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News | 2018-02-05

Black liqour blending improves energy and cost efficiency in conversion of feedstock to methanol

Compared to combustion in a recovery boiler, gasification of black liquor with downstream synthesis to biofuels in Kraft pulp mills…

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News | 2018-02-02

Emerging technologies for lowering oxygen con­tent in bio-oil can have positive effect on the cost of fuel production and associated CO2 emissions

A potential future production route for renewable transportation fuels is to produce bio-oil from forest raw ma­terial through i.e. fast…

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News | 2018-01-29

Good potential for domestic iLUC-free feedstock to meet future biofuel demand in Sweden

In order for Sweden to reach its goal of a fossil free transport sector by the year 2030, the forecast…

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News | 2018-01-18

Full report available from project on biofuels and ecosystem services

During the fall of 2016, a project carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative reserarch program…

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News | 2018-01-17

New report focuses on CO2 emissions and environmental damage cost assessment in LCA of a distribution truck

In a new report written for f3 by Per Hanarp and Mia Romare, Volvo Group, a life cycle assessment (LCA)…

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News | 2018-01-10

iLUC-free feedstock helps to realize biofuel targets according to new article

A high implementation rate of additional iLUC-free (indirect Land Use Change) feedstock for biofuel production is needed to realize biofuel…

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News | 2018-01-09

Ingrid Nohlgren is the new manager for f3

Just in time for Christmas, we are happy to announce that the new manager for f3 will be Ingrid Nohlgren.

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News | 2017-12-22

New report illustrates relation between GHG performance and market value of biofuels in the new Swedish reduction obligation system

In 2017, the Swedish government proposed to introduce a reduction obligation for transportation fuel distributors. This would imply an obligation…

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News | 2017-12-18

Nearly 40 scientific publications from projects within f3

In May, a list was put together by the f3 office, concluding links to scientific articles published in projects…

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News | 2017-11-21

Green public procurement analysed in two new articles

The project Public procurement as a policy instrument to support the diffusion and use of renewable transport fuels, carried out…

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News | 2017-11-20

ETIP Bioenergy RED II position paper is available

On 27 October 2017, the Steering Committee of ETIP Bioenergy, in which f3 is represented, reached an agreement on the…

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News | 2017-11-14

Project covered actors’ point of view on conditions for biogas development in the transport sector

Despite over 20 years of use as a transportation fuel in Sweden, and a production, distribution and use established at…

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News | 2017-11-13

Who and how? Investigating usefulness of BeWhere Sweden for relevant actors and stakeholders

Future biofuel production opportunities in Sweden can be analysed in various ways. The BeWhere Sweden project series has had three…

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News | 2017-11-08

Biofuel production by-products contribute to GHG emission reduction

In April 2017, an extended summary of the project Environmental and socio-economic benefits from Swedish biofuel production was published.

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News | 2017-11-06

The Swedish Energy Agency and f3 program conference in Uppsala sold out

On October 25-26, 2017, the concluding program conference for the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable…

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News | 2017-10-30

Collaborative research program in focus in new article series

Since January 2014, the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 have financed the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and…

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News | 2017-10-24

Revised report from project that studies barriers to increased utilisation of ethanol

In May, a report from the project Barriers to an increased utilisation of high biofuel blends in the Swedish…

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News | 2017-10-18

An intense fall of work connected to Horizon 2020

With financial support from Vinnova, f3 acts as the Swedish advocacy platform towards Horizon 2020, The EU Framework Programme for…

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News | 2017-10-05

Increasing the knowledge about conditions for biogas development in the transport sector by presentation of actor views

Despite the fact that biogas vehicles have been used for decades, the biogas market is small. A newly finished project…

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News | 2017-10-04

Modes of governing towards fossil fuel free visions and goals in Swedish municipalities

In June, an extended summary was made available the project From visions to smart ICT – Local transitions to…

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News | 2017-10-04

Developer and user perspective on energy system models in new article from BeWhere project

The project BeWhere – Stake-holder analysis of biofuel production in Sweden will soon be finished. It is the third of…

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News | 2017-10-04

Positive decision on second phase of f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program

We are glad to announce that the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) recently took the decision to finance another four year…

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News | 2017-10-02

Long term perspective on methanol as fuel covered in new f3 report

Methanol use in various applications is on the raise globally and there are several examples on how methanol is used…

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News | 2017-09-13

A new face at the f3 office

With an intense start of the fall season, preparing for a new, third, phase of f3 and the collaborative research…

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News | 2017-08-31

Full program available for the concluding program conference, October 25-26

The full and detailed program for the concluding conference for the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program…

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News | 2017-08-31

Article published from previous project on agricultural wastes and residues

Rasmus Einarsson and Martin Persson, Chalmers, who participated in the project Biogas from agricultural wastes and residues – where…

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News | 2017-08-31

Combination of fresh and ensiled crops can potentially reduce substrate costs for biogas production

For crop-based biogas plants, the cost for buying the crops is a predominant production cost and efficient systems for production,…

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News | 2017-08-30

Real life examples of industrial symbiosis for biofuel production

Industrial symbiosis involves collaborations among diverse, and predominantly local and regional, actors that create additional economic and environmental value through…

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News | 2017-08-30

New f3 fact sheet on B100

A new fact sheet on B100 has been produced and is available here. Find other fuel fact sheets as…

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News | 2017-08-14

All deliverables from project about Ionic Liquids available

In March it was announced that the project Techno-economic analysis of biomethane production with novel upgrading technology, carried out within the…

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News | 2017-08-07

Renewable transportation fuels and systems – Upcoming concluding research program conference

Registration is now open for the concluding conference for the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable…

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News | 2017-06-28

New f3 story on the project series BeWhere Sweden

One of the first projects to start within f3 was titled Optimal localisation of second generation biofuel production in…

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News | 2017-06-28

Seven new small f3 projects started during the spring

During the spring, seven new small f3 projects were granted funding from f3 partners and started their work. The projects…

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News | 2017-06-27

Supporting fossil-free transport systems through local visions, strategies and smart ICT

Local and regional authorities have an important role in the transition to fossil-free transport systems, but there is uncertainty regarding…

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News | 2017-06-27

Sustainable coastal and inland transport in focus at GreenPilot project seminar

In the GreenPilot project a pilot boat is converted to operate on methanol, thus opening up to a more…

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News | 2017-06-19

MCEC shows potential to boost production of bio-SNG according to new f3 report

Biomass gasification is an attractive technology that efficiently converts forest biomass, biomass-based wastes and other types of renewable feedstocks into…

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News | 2017-06-08

New report investigates barriers for increased use of high biofuel blends in Sweden

In order to meet future environmental targets and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, biofuels are likely to represent a significant…

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News | 2017-05-31

Straight answers are myths: One fuel does not fit all

How come there is no straight answer to the question of which renewable fuel is the best? The answer is…

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News | 2017-05-23

Scientific publications from projects within f3 and the collaborative research program

One of the objectives of the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) as well…

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News | 2017-05-04

RED II proposal overviewed by f3

A new renewable energy directive for the period 2020-2030 was proposed by the European Commission on 30 November 2016. The…

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News | 2017-05-04

Updated fact sheets on DME and Methanol available

The fact sheets on DME and Methanol have been updated with new numbers and information on current projects…

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News | 2017-05-04

Platform f3: Cooperation and interaction for Nordic interests in the EU

Since 2014, f3 has been functioning as the officially appointed Swedish advocacy platform towards renewable fuels R&I in Horizon 2020…

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News | 2017-05-02

Can green public procurement promote renewable transport alternatives in Swedish municipalities?

Many municipalities in Sweden have requirements on green cars in the procurement of municipal vehicles and some also have requirements…

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News | 2017-04-26

There is more to biofuels than CO2 reduction

In 2014, the Swedish Energy Agency reported a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 1.95 M tonnes of CO2-eq due to…

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News | 2017-04-12

Investigating the dynamics of innovation and policy for biorefinery transition

The principal products of the bioeconomy are biobased products and bioenergy, while the funda­mental technology, introduced to replace petroleumbased refineries,…

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News | 2017-04-07

Session chaired by f3 included in the programme for the 2017 International Advanced Biofuels Conference

The programme for the 2017 International Advanced Biofuels Conference (ABC) in Gothenburg on 17-19 May is now available! The…

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News | 2017-03-29

Mapping the technical and economic potential of electrofuels

Electrofuels, also known as e.g. power-to-gas/liquids/fuels, e-fuels, or synthetic fuels, are syn­thetic hydrocarbons, e.g. methane or methanol, produced from carbon…

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News | 2017-03-14

How economically and technologically mature are different electrofuel processes?

There is a growing interest for electrofuel processes among biogas producers, which can be associated with a potential for these…

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News | 2017-03-07

Annika Åhnberg is the new Chair of f3

On 7 February 2017, the unanimous general assembly of f3 chose Annika Åhnberg as the new Chair of f3. She…

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News | 2017-03-07

Investigating the use of Ionic Liquids in biogas upgrading

The use of upgraded biogas (biomethane) as vehicle fuel has been considered as one of the most efficient means of…

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News | 2017-03-06

Impacts of biofuel production on ecosystem services mapped in new report

Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. There is evidence that biofuels offer ecosystem services but also compromise…

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News | 2017-01-12

Potential of new, methane-based vehicle systems solutions from a well-to-wheel perspective

Another report from a finished project within the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och…

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News | 2017-01-11

Forest-based jet fuel production in Sweden investigated in f3 project

An ongoing Climate KIC supported project called RENJET investigates future renewable jet fuel supply chains. Sweden was selected as…

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News | 2017-01-10

Possibilities for P2G/P2L demonstration in Sweden

This is what the latest finished f3 project wants to investigate. P2G is an acronym for Power-to-gas, meaning that power…

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News | 2016-12-19

Overviewing the complex EU legislation for biofuel development

The use of biofuels in Sweden has increased dramatically during the last decade and the country is now one of…

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News | 2016-10-25

New f3 report covers systemic constraints and drivers for biofuel production

Diversification of forest industry activities into transport fuels is important for Swedish climate and energy policy goal achievement, and biofuel…

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News | 2016-10-18

New report discusses environmental impacts of increased biofuel consumption

A recently finished f3 project has modeled accumulated environmental impacts of Swedish biofuel production and consumption in order to understand…

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News | 2016-10-07

Can energy-dense intermediate products improve the cost-effectiveness for production of transportation fuels?

An increased share of renewable transportation fuels requires utilisation of new low-cost sources of bio-based raw materials other than what…

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News | 2016-08-29

Factors and effects of flexibility in biorefineries

The latest finished project within f3 is a knowledge synthesis addressing flexibility in ethanol based biorefinery processes using lignocellulosic feedstocks…

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News | 2016-06-02

Challenges and possibilities for renewable fuels in Västra Götaland

Renewable energy use in the transportation sector will consist of a combination of renewable electricity and biofuels. Hence, biofuels can…

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News | 2015-09-01

Calculating GHG performance in biorefineries

With a predicted increasing share of biofuels produced in biorefineries, there is a need for a discussion on critical methodological…

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News | 2014-08-26

New report and conference paper on biorefinery LCA methodology issues

Over the years, many LCA studies of bioenergy systems have been performed, but LCA of bioenergy still faces some methodological…

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News | 2014-07-11

Report on S-LCA on vehicle fuels

The f3 project Social and socioeconomic impacts from vehicle fuels has now delivered a report. The project has been…

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News | 2014-01-29

Reports from finished projects

Reports from three finished projects are now available. Click below to read more on the projects and/or to access reports.

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News | 2014-01-09

Model-based studies with the transport sector integrated in national energy systems

More ambitious energy and environmental targets and larger use of alternative energy in the transport sector increase system effects over…

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News | 2013-10-17

Competing interests for forest biomass

The latest report from an f3 project covers the issue of forest biomass as raw material for biofuel as well…

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News | 2013-10-17

Reports available on the co-production of ethanol and biogas from lignicellulosic biomass, and biofuels in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two more project reports are now available on the f3-web!One is among the first projects that were ever introduced by…

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News | 2013-08-27

f3 report published as part of Swedish government investigation

The EU has declared a 10 percent goal of renewable fuels in the transportation sector by the year 2020. To…

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News | 2013-07-01

System studies on biofuel production via integrated biomass gasification

This project has performed a comprehensive review of publications regarding industrially integrated biomass gasifiers for motor fuel production. The purposes…

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News | 2013-06-19

New report: The fossil fuel reference

While much attention has been paid to every detail of the emissions from biofuel systems, comparatively few studies have investigated…

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News | 2013-06-18

f3 project report on land use issues available

The project Biofuels and land use in Sweden – an overview of land-use change effect has delivered it's report…

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News | 2013-05-28

Reports from two projects available

Two more reports from finished projects are now available, these are Optimal localisation of second generation biofuel production in…

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News | 2013-05-17

Mapping of biofuels R&D in Brazil

The finished report from the f3 syntheses project "Mapping of biofuels R&D in Brazil" is now available in the Renewable…

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News | 2013-01-02

Synthesis report published on Swedish biofuel policies

Biofuels have been recognized to be one of the key solutions for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from the transport…

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News | 2012-11-23

f3 Report on EU sustainability criteria

A study of the EU sustainability criteria has been performed by Serina Ahlgren, f3 coordinator for SLU (Swedish University of…

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News | 2012-06-15

Report on f3 partners and activities

The mapping of R&D activities within the f3 centre is a continuous work. A report is now available that describes the centre parties, and presents an analysis of their…

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News | 2012-01-24

Calendar

Stakeholder workshop on innovative lignocellulosic biomass cropping schemes and supply chains

Two-day workshop in Brussels within the Seemla and Advancefuel projects.

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20 November

Event | 2018-11-20

Flera filer mot framtidens drivmedel

Full-day conference for the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems in Stockholm.

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22 November

Event | 2018-11-22

Board meeting f3

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04 December

Event | 2018-12-04

Nya styrmedel för förnybara drivmedel och dess påverkan på framtida förgasningsetableringar

Workshop with SFC in Stockholm.

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11 December

Event | 2018-12-11

General assembly f3

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29 January

Event | 2019-01-29

Call for projects in collaborative research program

On 5 November 2018 a new call for projects opened in the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems.

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21 February

Event | 2019-02-21

Gasification 2019

Two-day conference in Brussels.

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13 March

Event | 2019-03-13

Regatec 2019

Two-day conference in Malmö.

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21 May

Event | 2019-05-21

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