Tag: Sweden

Scania Transport Laboratory fleet running almost entirely fossil fuel-free

Scania Transport Laboratory fleet running almost entirely fossil fuel-free

November 12, 2018 |

In Sweden, as of 2018, the Scania Transport Laboratory fleet runs almost entirely on fossil free fuel and hybrid drive which reduces carbon emissions by more than 95 percent. The lab isn’t yet 100% fossil fuel-free as there is a lack of HVO/biodiesel fuel stations outside Sweden which means that some trucks sometimes have to refuel […]

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Swedish researchers using sun and graphene to produce ethanol and methanol

Swedish researchers using sun and graphene to produce ethanol and methanol

November 8, 2018 |

In Sweden, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide, researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future. They have now taken an important step toward this goal, reporting a method […]

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Valment to supply BioTrac pretreatment system for Clariant’s Romanian facility

Valment to supply BioTrac pretreatment system for Clariant’s Romanian facility

October 22, 2018 |

In Sweden, Valmet has agreed with Clariant on the delivery of a BioTrac biomass pretreatment system for their sunliquid ®cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania. The order is included in Valmet’s third quarter 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The start-up is planned for 2020. The new plant, with an […]

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Arla teams with Scania to introduce rapeseed-based biodiesel transportation fleet

Arla teams with Scania to introduce rapeseed-based biodiesel transportation fleet

October 15, 2018 |

In Sweden, Arla, which is a farmer-owned cooperative involving 11,000 farms in seven European countries, recently took a step further towards a fossil-free future with Scania’s symbolic handover of vehicle keys to signify a deal to provide 48 vehicles powered by rapeseed methyl-ester (RME), a form of biofuel that emits around two-thirds less carbon dioxide […]

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Chalmers researchers identify key challenges for reducing biofuel production costs

Chalmers researchers identify key challenges for reducing biofuel production costs

September 11, 2018 |

In Sweden, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources. Firstly, lowering the cost of developing microbial cell factories, and secondly, establishing more efficient methods for hydrolysis of biomass to sugars for fermentation. Their study was recently published in the journal Nature Energy. It […]

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Latest research says biofuel production won’t seriously affect forestry industry

Latest research says biofuel production won’t seriously affect forestry industry

July 14, 2018 |

In Sweden, researchers from Luleå University of Technology (LTU), IIASA, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden found that increased biofuel production will not affect the production of wood products and that increased biofuel targets will introduce fringe feedstocks to the fuel mix. An opportunity that the forest industry, including sawmills and pulp mills, provides is […]

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Swedish Energy Agency grants $2.6 million for commercial biosludge biofuel plant

Swedish Energy Agency grants $2.6 million for commercial biosludge biofuel plant

July 5, 2018 |

In Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency has granted C-Green Technology AB nearly $2.6 million to build a full-scale plant that converts industrial biosludge into biofuel. The project will be carried out in cooperation with StoraEnso in Finland. Approximately 13 GWh renewable biofuel will be produced annually, at the same time as the mill’s greenhouse gas […]

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Swedish researchers say increased number of biorefineries won’t have much impact on wood availability

Swedish researchers say increased number of biorefineries won’t have much impact on wood availability

July 5, 2018 |

In Sweden, a new report from researchers from IIASA, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has shown that more biorefineries, which produce biobased fuels and chemicals, will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks. They set out to better understand the potential […]

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SAS teams with Preem to develop aviation biofuel

SAS teams with Preem to develop aviation biofuel

July 4, 2018 |

In Sweden, SAS and Preem have signed a letter of intent to produce renewable aviation fuel. SAS has the ambition to replace today’s fuel volume for domestic aviation with biofuel by 2030. The letter of intent means that SAS and Preem will collaborate to jointly ensure the production of biojet (renewable aviation fuel or so-called […]

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Swedavia’s Visby Airport achieved 100% fossil-free operations two years early

Swedavia’s Visby Airport achieved 100% fossil-free operations two years early

July 2, 2018 |

In Sweden, Swedavia’s Visby Airport has achieved entirely fossil-free operations two years ahead of the company’s deadline when it expects all of its 10 airports to achieve the target. In ten years, fossil carbon dioxide emissions at Visby Airport have decreased from about 300 tonnes a year to zero now. Intensive work to replace all […]

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