f3 puts major emphasis on dissemination of results and findings. Find the latest reports, newsletters and other publications from f3 and the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), as well as information on calendar events, here.

Posted: 2017-05-23 13:54
Category: News

How come there is no straight answer to the question of which renewable fuel is the best? The answer is that it all depends, said Johanna Mossberg, director of f3, when she introduced the session “Renewable fuel myth busting” arranged by f3 within the Advanced Biofuels Conference program on Friday 19 May. This may disappoint some and motivate others, since the answer will differ according to many factors, such as time perspective, the system delimitations, the methods chosen as well as the actual production processes and how they are integrated with other systems.

Four researchers held presentations on this...

Posted: 2017-05-16 15:57
Category: News

A new renewable energy directive (RED II) for the period 2020-2030 was proposed by the European Commission on November 30th 2016. The proposed new directive is called RED II and it...

Posted: 2017-05-04 15:01
Category: News

The fact sheets on DME and Methanol have been updated with new numbers and information on current projects and can be downloaded as pdf's from the f3 website. Other fact sheets are also available here.

Posted: 2017-05-04 13:30
Category: News

In late 2016 the European Parliament, as part of its “Winter Package” issued a proposal for an update of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). f3 has summarized the most important content and changes from a renewable fuels perspective – which will be available on the web next week.

Posted: 2017-05-04 11:28
Category: News

One of the objectives of the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) as well as f3 itself, is to provide scientifically based knowledge on sustainable renewable transportation fuels to relevant stakeholders. Now, the number of scientific publications as deliveries from  projects is growing. In the beginning of May 2017, at least 21 articles had been published in well-known journals such as Sustainability, Journal of Cleaner Production, Applied Energy and Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefinery, etc.

A list of these articles, including links and references to the related...

Posted: 2017-05-02 14:19
Category: News

Since 2014, f3 has been functioning as the officially appointed Swedish advocacy platform towards renewable fuels R&I in Horizon 2020 and EU-related strategies and priorities for future R&I. Until July 2018, f3's activities in this area are supported financially from the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.

Based on a common map of research and innovation in the EU on renewable fuels, Platform f3 has identified which issues that are important from a Swedish and science-based...

Posted: 2017-04-26 16:02
Category: Reports

Many municipalities in Sweden have requirements on green cars in the procurement of municipal vehicles and some also have requirements on electric cars. A newly written report from the project Public procurement as a pol­icy instrument to promote the diffusion and use of renewable transport fuels has looked into the aspects of green public procurement in Malmö and Östersund, two Swedish cities that have come relatively far regarding requirements on electric cars. The project has also compared the procurement of bus traffic in the two regions Skåne and Jämtland and analysed how they use...

Posted: 2017-04-12 16:07
Category: Reports

In 2014, the Swedish Energy Agency reported a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 1.95 M tonnes of CO2-eq due to the replacement of fossil fuels with biofuels. However, a narrow focus on CO2 fails to capture the additional benefits biofuel production may have. Studies often indicate that agricultural and biomass production systems have the potential to provide considerable socio-economic benefits, but that the level of detail and clarity regarding benefits provided by expanded biomass production and biofuel process industries are insufficient. Further, the significant focus...

Posted: 2017-04-07 11:31
Category: Reports

The principal products of the bioeconomy are biobased products and bioenergy, while the funda­mental technology, introduced to replace petroleumbased refineries, is biorefineries. Thus, biorefin­eries underpin the future of many biobased products such as liquid biofuels for transport. Even though biorefinery ideas are increasingly discussed on paper, the adoption by Swedish industry and integration in existing infrastructures is limited.This could partly be explained by the demand for transition between technological systems on co-evolutionary processes including changes in governing institutions, regulation, mar­kets, user practices and industrial structure. In other words,...

Posted: 2017-03-29 09:58
Category: News

The programme for the 2017 International Advanced Biofuels Conference (ABC) in Gothenburg on 17-19 May is now available! The conference covers long-term policy, business opportunities, technological innovations and much more regarding the development and use of advanced biofuels in aviation, maritime and land transport. ABC is arranged by Svebio with f3 as one of the co-arranging partners. Others include Aebiom, World Bioenergy Association and IEA Bioenergy.

f3 chairs session on renewable fuel mythbusting

Today, the debate runs high on renewable fuels, their...