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: 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: 2016-10-10 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.

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...

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: 2016-08-23 14:18
Category: News

f3 functions as a Swedish, officially appointed, advocacy platform towards renewable fuels R&I in Horizon 2020 and EU-related strategies and priorities for future R&I. During the summer, the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova decided to continue its financial support for f3's activities in this area. The new project runs from August 2016 to July 2018.

The decision is taken in view of an extremely eventful fall ahead of us. The Commission is preparing the post-2020 research strategy for bioenergy and renewable fuels...

Posted: 2016-08-15 12:01
Category: News

Idag öppnar den femte utlysningen inom programmet Förnybara drivmedel och system. Utlysningen...

Posted: 2016-08-09 16:19
Category: News

How can alternative technologies improve bio oil production? What role can renewable fuels play in the marine sector? In which way can different policy instruments contribute to the commercialization of future biorefineries and the production of renewable transportation fuels?

These questions will be investigated in three out of six new projects, starting this fall. They are the result of the spring call for projects within the collaborative research program that f3 runs together with the Swedish Energy Agency. Click on any title below to read more about the specific projects. The full list of active projects is found...