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Posted: 2017-03-14 14:43
Category: News

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 dioxide (CO2) and water with electricity as primary energy source. They are interesting for several reasons, e.g. they could play an important role as future transport fuel, store intermittent electricity production or provide an opportunity for biofuel producers to increase the yield from the same amount of biomass. However, there is a lack of energy system studies of electrofuels.

Maria Grahn, Chalmers, has been leading a project performed together with IVL with the overall purpose to deepen the...

Posted: 2017-03-07 14:29
Category: News

On February 7th 2017, the unanimous general assembly of f3 chose Annika Åhnberg as the new Chair of f3. She succeeds Thomas Johannesson who has held the position since the start of f3 in 2011.

“The issue of transportation fuels is incredibly important for a sustainable future, but progress is slow and the discussion often takes the wrong direction” says Annika Åhnberg and adds that she looks forward to chairing the board of f3. “Today's political shortsightedness cannot create the right conditions for the challenge that we face, and consultant reports cannot substitute for research. The development must be based on facts and knowledge” she says,...

Posted: 2017-03-07 16:57
Category: Reports

There is a growing interest for electrofuel processes among biogas producers, which can be associated with a potential for these processes to increase the profitability for biogas plants and make them more product flexible and less sensitive to market flutuations. However, the general view of the Swedish biogas industry is that it is difficult to overview the techno-economic performance and degree of maturity of the different processes. Knowledge about the technology readiness level (TRL) concern in particular the biological electrofuel processes.

A recently finished small f3-project has had the aim to present this, and...

Posted: 2017-03-06 17:31
Category: Reports

The use of upgraded biogas (biomethane) as vehicle fuel has been considered as one of the most efficient means of utilizing renewable fuels to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the transpor­tation sector. Although several technologies have been developed and commercialized to upgrade biogas, they are energy intensive and usually require large-scale operations. It thus calls for explor­ing energy- and cost-effective technologies for biogas upgrading to improve the overall economics of biogas processes.

Ionic liquids have shown great potential to be used as liquid absorbents for CO2 removal from different gas streams (e.g. biogas upgrading) because of high CO...

Posted: 2017-02-23 16:47
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The f3 fact sheet on EU sustainability criteria for biofuels has recently been updated with the latest figures and facts. Access it here, along with other biofuel fact sheets. More updates are scheduled and will be notified when published.

Posted: 2017-02-21 10:08
Category: News

Viktor Andersson at Chalmers is the project leader of a new small f3 project that will treat the subject of seaweed-based fuels and how they can be made more attractive for society by performing phosphorus recycling from the products after processing of the seaweeds. The chosen seaweed-to-fuel pathway is hydrothermal liquefaction that results in an oil, an aqueous, and a solid phase. The added value of...

Posted: 2017-02-20 13:53
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February 9th was the date for the launch of Bio4Fuels, a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) based at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The centre is lead by SINTEF and aims to develop innovative technology and support industries to realize economic and sustainable conversion of...

Posted: 2017-02-16 11:46
Category: News

2016 was an eventful year for f3, with seminars, new projects, deliveries of results and much more. We have summarized the activities in our Annual Report for 2016, which can be accessed here.

Posted: 2017-02-16 16:55
Category: News

The latest call in the collaborative research program "Renewable transportation fuels and systems" (Förnybara drivmedel och system), run and financed jointly by f3 and the Swedish Energy Agency, has resulted in the start of two new projects that both will investigate raw material/feedstock for biofuel production from different perspectives.

The first project, lead by Karin Hansen at...

Posted: 2017-02-09 12:33
Category: News

Close to 60 people attended the seminar Feedstock for sustainable biofuel production that was co-arranged by f3, Bio4Energy and SLU at SLU in Umeå on Monday February 6th. The seminar opened with short presentations of the organizers, represented by...