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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: 2017-03-06 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
Category: News

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
Category: News

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...

Posted: 2017-01-12 16:14
Category: Reports

Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. There is evidence that biofuels offer ecosystem services but also compromise other services. However, there is limited knowledge about how the production of biofuels affect ecosystem services and related synergies and trade-offs. The production of biofuels may influence important ecosystem services, such as for example bioenergy for different purposes, soil quality, carbon sequestration and recreation.

A newly finished study within the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (...

Posted: 2017-01-11 15:43
Category: Reports

Another report from a finished project within the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) is now available. As a comparative systems study, the project, lead by Lund University, has analysed and described the energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) and cost performance of existing and potential, new, methane-...

Posted: 2017-01-10 17:16
Category: Reports

An ongoing Climate KIC supported project called RENJET investigates future renewable jet fuel supply chains. Sweden was selected as a case region for analysis of different supply chain configurations for the production of forest-based jet fuel, and the analysis was performed using a geographically explicit optimization approach similar to the BeWhere Sweden model, which has been developed within ...