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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 01:30 EDT

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 01:52 EDT

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

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2018 04:19 EDT

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.

The ValChem project now starts to deliver sugar

The ValChem project now starts to deliver sugar

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 03:39 EST

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 EST

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 08:20 EDT

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 million in the project.

UPM’s ValChem project receives significant EU funding to demonstrate wood to chemicals value chain

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2015 11:00 EDT

ValChem (Value added chemical building blocks and lignin from wood) is an ambitious project combining the competences of forest, chemical and bio-technology industries to realise a sustainable and innovative integrated process from wood to end products.

Locally grown plastics – is it possible?

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 04:38 EDT

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 14, 2014 08:00 EDT

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 08:03 EST

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.