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Posted: 2016-10-25 11:52
Category: Reports

The use of biofuels in Sweden has increased dramatically during the last decade and the country is now one of the leading member states in the European Union (EU). Sweden has ambitious national targets for the transport sector and the ambition to continue being a leading country for biofuel use. This requires policies that justify long term investment in biofuel production facilities and refueling infrastructure.

A recently finished f3-project performed by Kersti Karltorp and...

Posted: 2016-10-21 15:03
Category: News

On Wednesday 19 October, a majority of the f3 coordinators met to brief and plan upcoming activities within the f3 centre. Mikael Lantz from Environmental and Energy Systems Studies at Lund University had been invited to share the results from the MetDriv project which will soon publish its results in an...

Posted: 2016-10-18 16:41
Category: Reports

Diversification of forest industry activities into transport fuels is important for Swedish climate and energy policy goal achievement, and biofuel proponents also claim that it is important for Swedish forest industry competitiveness. There is significant ongoing research effort on biofuels for road transport and extensive experimentation on several technical platforms has been conducted. These different platforms each inter-relate in different ways with the forest sector and transportation fuel processing/value-adding industries. As of 2016, it remains unclear how many of these will emerge from niche applications or experimentation into the market mainstream.

Decisions regarding...

Posted: 2016-10-18 08:40
Category: News

Den 6 oktober samlades ca 80 deltagare för ett halvdagsseminarium arrangerat av kunskapscentren Lighthouse...

Posted: 2016-10-10 11:24
Category: News

This year, f3 partners gathered for two days in Norrköping on September 26-27. The yearly event is arranged in order to discuss current strategic issues of the centre, today and for the future. Almost all partners were represented, leading to constructive and inspirational discussions about experiences on one hand and expectations on the other, as the second phase of the centre will be coming to an end in December 2017. An assessment of the second phase will be performed...

Posted: 2016-10-07 10:30
Category: Reports

A recently finished f3 project has modeled accumulated environmental impacts of Swedish biofuel production and consumption in order to understand how to report and quantify aggregated impacts from the biofuel sector from domestic consumption, production and imports/exports of biofuels. The project has included the development of a database of Imports-Consumption of Fuels and Raw Materials, and an LCA Model for Inputs-Consumption of Biofuels in Sweden and has been performed by IVL with project leader Michael Martin. A manuscript for...

Posted: 2016-09-09 13:13
Category: News

Elisabeth Wetterlund, scientist at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and f3 coordinator for Bio4Energy, has been a part of the BeWhere series of projects within f3 since they started in 2011. In July, she took part of the Advanced...

Posted: 2016-08-31 11:50
Category: News

How can the SLCA (Social Life Cycle Assessment) methodology be improved in order to systematically identify all potential positive impacts in the supply chain? How can positive impacts be taken into consideration along with negative impacts in SLCA? These questions are highlighted in an article from the project Integrated assessment of vehicle fuels with sustainability LCA - social and environmental impacts in a life cycle perspective.

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Posted: 2016-08-29 16:02
Category: News

One of f3’s main European partners, the European Biofuel Technology Platform (EBTP), organized its seventh Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (SPM7) in June, at which Sweden and f3 was strongly represented.

The program included a wide range of interesting presentations and discussions, including sessions on decarbonizing transport and the presentation of...

Posted: 2016-08-29 16:22
Category: Reports

An increased share of renewable transportation fuels requires utilisation of new low-cost sources of bio-based raw materials other than what is currently used in the pulp and paper industry and for power and district heat generation in the bioenergy sector. In an expanding bioeconomy, these types of raw materials could typically include forest residues and by-products from pulp and paper industry and saw mills.

However, there are difficulties with handling these types of voluminous and heterogeneous raw...