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Scania launches stronger ethanol engine – easier for fleet operators to go green

Scania launches stronger ethanol engine – easier for fleet operators to go green

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 06:30 BST

Truck manufacturer Scania, is now launching a new 13-litre ethanol engine for the next generation of trucks. Swedish biofuels company SEKAB, expects the engine to increase demand for bioethanol ED95, making it easier for fleet operators to lower their carbon emissions.

EU biofuels effort kicks off in Örnsköldsvik

EU biofuels effort kicks off in Örnsköldsvik

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 06:50 BST

​Representatives from eleven European companies and universities gathered yesterday in the Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik, to kick-start the EU-funded project Rewofuel. The long-term aim is to lay the groundwork for many new biorefineries across Europe, using wood residues from the forest industry to produce biofuels.

SEKAB receives major EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene-derived gasoline and jetfuel from wood

SEKAB receives major EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene-derived gasoline and jetfuel from wood

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2018 09:09 BST

European financing package amounting to €13.9 million, of which €4.2 million for SEKAB. Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together SEKAB E-Technology, Graanul Invest, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol, PEAB, SkyNRG, Ajinomoto Eurolysine, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz University. Aim at converting softwood residues into isobutene derivatives for use in gasoline and jetfuel.

SEKAB’s Ylwa Alwarsdotter acknowledged by international magazine Il Bioeconomista

SEKAB’s Ylwa Alwarsdotter acknowledged by international magazine Il Bioeconomista

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 14:50 GMT

On International Women’s Day, the international web magazine Il Bioeconomista, acknowledges the women who have contributed most to the evolution of the bioeconomy. For the second consecutive year Ylwa Alwarsdotter from Swedish biofuels company SEKAB is one of the twelve women on the list.

SEKAB hires development engineer

SEKAB hires development engineer

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2017 08:25 BST

Adnan Cavka has been employed as a development engineer and project manager at SEKAB E-Technology. He has most recently been employed at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, where he worked as a researcher at the Department of Microbiology.

The ValChem project now starts to deliver sugar

The ValChem project now starts to deliver sugar

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 08:38 GMT

The ValChem project, in which chemical and technology company SEKAB participates as one of four players, has now delivered the first larger quantities of sugar solution. The project develops and demonstrates how green chemical products can be produced using raw material from the forest.

Tomas Nilsson new CEO of SEKAB

Tomas Nilsson new CEO of SEKAB

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2015 08:36 GMT

Tomas Nilsson had been appointed new CEO and President of chemical company SEKAB. His previous position was that of Production Manager at SCA Obbola AB.

UPM and SEKAB in cooperation for forestry-based chemicals

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2015 08:30 BST

​Bio- and forest industry company UPM is starting a major project aimed at demonstrating processes for the production of green chemical products using forest raw materials. SEKAB, the Swedish chemicals company, is participating contributing its technology to convert forest product residues into sugars and lignin. The EU is investing EUR 13 in the project.

Locally grown plastics – is it possible?

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 09:39 BST

Locally grown plastics is a newly established, unique partnership that includes the entire manufacturing chain for bio- based plastics – from the forest industry to packaging producers. The project is cooperation between SEKAB, Sveaskog, Holmen, Södra, Borealis, Trioplast, Tetra Pak and SP Processum. SP Processum is the main project sponsor for this partnership.

SEKAB recruits expert in biotechnology

SEKAB recruits expert in biotechnology

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2014 08:26 BST

SEKAB E-Technology has recruited Roberth Byström as its new expert on biotechnology. He will be working on the development and commercialisation of SEKAB’s technology platform CelluAPP®.

Good news for green chemistry in new EU industrial policy

Good news for green chemistry in new EU industrial policy

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2014 13:02 GMT

For the first time, access to bio-based raw materials is highlighted as a priority issue for industrial development in European Commission’s new communication. Since the high import duty on bio-ethanol is one of the biggest barriers to growth of bio-based chemistry in Europe, SEKAB welcomes this and looks forward to hearing what measures will be taken to improve the situation.

SEKAB recruits expert on biofuels

SEKAB recruits expert on biofuels

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2014 08:21 GMT

SEKAB has hired Lena Nordgren as the company's new expert on renewable fuels. She will be working with SEKAB's ED95 biofuel for buses and lorries.

SEKAB E-Technology is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager

SEKAB E-Technology is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager

News   •   Sep 18, 2013 13:30 BST

We are now looking for a ’natural force’ in sales and project management for SEKAB E-Technology 's CelluApp™ business area. Are you the person we are looking for?

SEKAB signs partner agreement with Wine & Agro LLP. New sales and logistics agreement opens doors for European expansion

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2013 07:07 BST

SEKAB, a leading player in the field of the ethanol based chemicals and biofuels, today announced a partner agreement with Wine & Agro LLP. According to the agreement, SEKAB will act as a sales agent for the marketing and sale of Russian high quality bioethanol in the European market.

SEKAB Welcomes SP’s Engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant

SEKAB Welcomes SP’s Engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2013 10:53 BST

SEKAB E-Technology welcomes SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden’s (SP) engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant in Örnsköldsvik, previously known as the Ethanol Pilot. SP and SEKAB have signed an agreement, which ensures continued operations of the demonstration plant. SP is planning to expand the operation’s focus to the development of additional sustainable products.

Davy Process Technology Ltd and  SEKAB E-Technology AB Form Strategic Partnership

Davy Process Technology Ltd and SEKAB E-Technology AB Form Strategic Partnership

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2013 06:00 GMT

Davy Process Technology Ltd and SEKAB E-Technology join forces in the development of groundbreaking technology for the production of lignocellulosic sugars, for onward production of ethanol and other green chemicals.

SEKAB launches web pages on sustainability

SEKAB launches web pages on sustainability

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2012 12:59 GMT

To be able to tell you more about our sustainability efforts SEKAB is launching a section on the website dedicated solely to sustainability. SEKAB is one of the largest green tech companies in Sweden and we want to make our contribution to raising the issue of what companies can do to increase awareness of sustainability issues.

Effective enzymes for the degradation of cellulose - SEKAB and Dyadic in cooperation on verification

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2012 12:20 BST

Better and more hard-hitting enzymes for breaking down cellulose result in a more efficient production of bioethanol for biofuels and green chemicals. SEKAB E-Technology is one of the few companies with the ability to test innovations within the field on a scale, transferable to an industrial production scale.

Delivery company, Kyl & Frysexpressen runs on second generation ethanol from SEKAB

News   •   Jun 18, 2012 11:04 BST

The Swedish delivery company Kyl & Frysexpressen delivers goods for all largest Swedish convenience store chains. Today, 12 of their 70 trucks run on ED95, SEKAB's ethanol-based biofuels for customized diesel engines.

SEKAB's Ethanol Based Biofuels First to Receive Sustainability Decision from the Swedish Energy Agency

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2012 07:00 GMT

SEKAB is one out of four companies to receive a sustainability decision for biofuels and bioliquids from the Swedish Energy Agency. The sustainability decision is the first ever to be granted in Sweden, which proves that SEKAB’s fuel is guaranteed durable, a prerequisite for obtaining tax exemption for renewable fuels as of February 1, 2012.