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Posted: 2016-02-25 10:59
Category: News

The intensified focus on bio-based economy has revived the interest in forest industry as a very important factor in the achievement of the transition away from an economy based in fossil raw materials. But is it economically viable and justified to produce transportation fuel from forest feedstock?

The recently published f3 report Where is the money? - Value flows in the present Swedish forest-based sector gives an overall view of the economic values related to the main physical biomass flows through the Swedish forest industry. In the report, researchers Jonas Joelsson...

Posted: 2016-02-22 15:14
Category: News

The amount of arable land in Sweden has decreased for decades but it is not clear how this land is treated when it is no longer cultivated. Land that is not used for alternative purposes but is abandoned or left untreated could potentially be utilized for cultivation for bioenergy purposes, according to a recently published f3 report. In a bio-based economy where efficient utilization of biological materials and resources is central, appropriate land use strategies are of great importance, state the authors Johanna Olofsson...

Posted: 2016-02-19 10:54
Category: News

Forest-derived methane may contribute significantly to a vehicle fleet independent of fossil fuels by 2030. According to a recently finished study, there is sufficient technical knowledge about energy conversion methods and several Swedish actors have investigated and prepared investments in production facilities, but the technology is not commercially mature yet and it needs support during a development period.

In the f3 report How can forest-derived methane complement biogas from anaerobic digestion in the Swedish transport sector? researchers Tomas...

Posted: 2016-02-12 09:40
Category: News

The f3 organization has been reinforced by a partner from the forest industry. Bergvik Skog is one of Sweden’s largest forest owners and wants to support and influence the transition to fossil free transportation fuels.

–I’m happy to announce that we now, in the middle of the second phase, will strengthen the organization with a forestry partner, says Johanna...

Posted: 2016-02-10 15:05
Category: News

The production of biofuels has increased dramatically in North America in recent years, according to a study carried out within f3 project A review of the North American biofuel production, policies and research. The United Statesis leading this development and has promoted biofuels through a number of policies and mandates to drive production, research and innovation in the area. Canada has also intensified the promotion of biofuels in recent years.

The recently published report, written by researchers Michael Martin from...

Posted: 2016-02-08 10:03
Category: News

– It’s not about choosing one single fuel, says f3 Senior Advisor Ingrid Nyström, who is one of the speakers at the IVA seminar “Vägen till framtidens hållbara drivmedel” (“The road to the future’s sustainable transportation fuels”) to be held on February 8. I will talk about the role of renewable fuels in a...

Posted: 2016-02-08 15:09
Category: News

On February 3, f3 and SFC (The Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification) co-arranged a half-day seminar titled Full speed towards a fossil free transport sector? - Perspectives on gasification based biofuels and the role of pilot and demonstration plants in Gothenburg. The seminar was attended by approximately 120 participants from universities, research institutes and industry all over Sweden. In addition to the seminar, study visits to...

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
Category: News

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
Category: News

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...