Renewable transportation fuels and systems, 2018-2021
Renewable transportation fuels and systems is a collaborative research program between the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels. The program runs for four years, from January 2018 to December 2021.
The climate issue, a general environment interest, and increasing oil prices have been drivers of a growing interest for renewable transportation fuels in Sweden and abroad during the last two decades. But there is a large number of renewable transportation fuels available for the transport sector, and each fuel can be produced in several ways. Possible combinations of feedstock, production route and technology bring on differences in energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and cost performance for different transportation fuels. Policy development, the sustainability criteria discussion and environmental benefits, along with some alternatives being questioned, are causing insecurities and a high-risk level for public agencies, political authorities and industry.
Enhanced systems understanding based on science
The aim of the collaborative research program is analyses that contribute to the foundation of scientifically based decision support. It is also to enhance systems understanding among politicians, agencies, business and industry and other concerned stakeholders regarding how development and use of sustainable renewable transportation fuels can help Sweden reach the goal of a 70 percent reduction of CO2 emissions in the transportsector from the year 2010 to 2030, and, in the long run, a fossilfree transport sector.
The full program description, in Swedish, is available here.
Applications are assessed by the advisory board
Within the second phase of the collaborative research program, a number of calls for applications will be held. After a call for applications has closed, the submitted applications are prepared by the collaborative program office in order for the advisory board to assess them and leave a recommended decition (approval or rejection) in each specific case. Assessment criteria and terms for application, etc. are clarified and described in connection to each call for applications. Details can be found in the program description.
The advisory board consists of the following members:
- Svante Söderholm, Swedish Energy Agency (chair)
- Annika Åhnberg, Tankeflöda AB and Chair of the f3 board
- Björn Fredriksson-Möller, E.on
- Camilla Hållén, Transport Analysis (Trafikanalys)
- Carl Karheiding, Swedish Life Cycle Center
- Elisabeth Ekener, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Eva Iverfeldt, Scania
- Eva Lind Grennfelt, Preem
- Håkan Johansson, Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)
- Iris Rehnström, Skånetrafiken
- Joakim Lundgren, Luleå University of Technology
- Karin Tormalm, Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna)
- Ola Wallberg, Faculty of Engineering LTH
- Ulf Jonsson, Swedish Energy Agency
- Åsa Kastensson, Vattenfall
Short facts about the Collaborative research program
January 2018 – December 2021
The Swedish Energy Agency and f3 through it’s host organisation Chalmers Industriteknik
The collaborative research program is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency (22 million SEK), the f3 partners (11 million SEK) and by co-financing in the projects (at least 11 million SEK).
Calls for applications
The second call for projects closed on 21 February 2019. Information about the next call will be published here and at the Swedish Energy Agency website when available.