Subjects: Forest Industry, Wood Industry
Driving on lignin from the forest – it may be possible!
The companies Peab Asfalt and Sekab have reached a milestone by replacing a fraction of the oil-based bitumen with softwood lignin on a highly busy road area in Sweden. The progress has been made under the EU project Rewofuel.
Swedish industry representatives outline key credibility principles for new sector sustainability standard
ISO developing a global mass balance standard for the industry New standard to help drive shift towards recycled and renewable materials Call to include traceability and transparency for credibility
Sekab and Praj Industries in collaboration to accelerate a green transition
Sekab E-technology AB and Praj Industries, India have signed a collaboration agreement in order to upgrade and commercialize technology solutions geared towards the production of sustainable biofuels and chemical products.
Sekab and Vertoro to build large-scale demonstration plant to produce a new platform for sustainable fuels, chemicals, and materials
A new demo plant in Örnsköldsvik will be the first in the world to produce a 2G platform for sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials, coined GOLDILOCKS®, from pulp and paper industry residues. The plant will be built by the Swedish chemical and clean tech company Sekab together with the Dutch oil company Vertoro.
Monica Normark new Head of the Biorefinery Technology at Sekab E-Technology
Monica Normark is the new acting Head of the Biorefinery Technology at clean tech company Sekab E-technology, as of June 2019. She has been with Sekab E-Technology for two years, working primarily with developing technology for large scale production of biofuel and renewable fuel.
Finnish bioethanol project worth millions – Swedish SEKAB provides technology
In 2021, the biorefinery Nordfuel is planned to open in Northern Finland. The facility will produce bioethanol and biofuel from soft wood residues, an investment worth EURO 150 million. Swedish clean-tech company SEKAB E-Technology will provide the technology.
The technology to make bioplastics from softwood is here
Aviation fuel, ethanol or plastics – the technology to produce them from softwood residues is ready to be scaled up. At the World Bio Markets trade fair, clean-tech company SEKAB E-Technology present their technology Celluapp, using softwood residues to replace fossil raw materials.
SEKAB’s Ylwa Alwarsdotter on international bioeconomy list for the third time
For the third year running, SEKAB’s Ylwa Alwarsdotter is celebrated for her work in developing the bioeconomy. It is the international magazine Il Bioeconomista that on Women’s Day every year, lists the industry’s most prominent women.
SEKAB launches sustainable basic chemical – a step towards a fossil free chemical industry
Swedish chemical company SEKAB launches the fully sustainable basic chemical acetaldehyde, used in everything from food and nappies, to paint and plastics. As a result, SEKAB is the only company in Europe able to produce renewable acetaldehyde for the chemical industry.
Scania launches stronger ethanol engine – easier for fleet operators to go green
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
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
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
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
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.
UPM and SEKAB in cooperation for forestry-based chemicals
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?
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 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
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 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.