THE TECHNOLOGY

THE SWESTEP PLANT

The SWESTEP Plants are Scalable, Modular and Flexible from Both,
Input Material and End Product Perspective

Scalability of choice in size/number of production lines in the plant opens up the market for both small and large operators/customers.

It is possible to combine different sizes in terms of production line to meet the capacity required (Size 150, 250, 500, 1000, or 5000 litres/hour, + costume made).

The smallest plant is mobile and has a production capacity of 1o0 l/hr, allowing it to be suitable for small farms, businesses and refugee camps or on ships at sea. At the moment, research and development are conducted for the feasibility of a large scale plant with production capacity of 12,500 l/hr, which can then be easily scaled up to 25,000 l/hr. Larger plants are tailored and built based on the customers’ needs and requirements.

The production process in a plant is divided in three (3) major steps;

INPUT – Front-End Technology; Collect, dry, shred and feed the input material

PRODUCTION – CPD Technology; Process, refine and liquify the feedstock

OUTPUT – Back-End Technology; Collect, process, distribute and store the end product

THE FEEDSTOCK

Generation of High-Value Hydrocarbons from a Wide Variety of Organic Input Materials

Feedstock Options
• Biomass (C-3 and C-4 plants), wood, biogenous residues like leaves, straw etc.
• All kinds of plastics and synthetic materials (PVC, PP, PET etc.)
• Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Industrial Waste.
• Waste oil (also contaminated oil), refinery residues, bitumen etc.

Feedstock Optionality
The costs of the feedstock to the process can have a significant impact on the economics of the fuels produced. SWESTEP solves these risks by keeping the feedstock options open as the plant processes a wide variety of input material ranging from municipal, industrial waste to all forms of biomass. In other words, all types of organic residues, excluding inert materials such as glass and metals are appropriate as feedstock.

Feedstock Blends
Unlike several alternative technologies, CPD process can also mix a variety of materials in the feedstock simultaneously.

Feedstock Transition
SWESTEP’s technology allows our clients the flexibility to use any appropriate feedstock they please based on their judgement of price, availability or any other factors.
Clients can utilize available feedstock to produce fuel in the most cost effective way with the possibility to change, add or mix with alternatives in the future according to requirements.

Location Flexibility
Thanks to the technology’s feedstock flexibility, the SWESTEP plant can operate in all parts of the world.

We hope to create opportunities and viable conditions for sustainable independence for both small-scale and large-scale installations, regardless of the customers, communities or countries size or geographic location.

THE PROCESS

The Process Meets All the Demands of Sustainability from Both Circular, and Socio-Economic Perspective as well as from
a Climate and Economic Standpoint

The CPD process (Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerisation) is a liquefaction technology that transforms biomass, organic waste, including plastics, into renewable fuels and sustanable liquids.

THE PROCESS FLOW

Bi products in the Process – Depending on Feedstock:
1. Distilled water
2. Minor hazardous wast in crystallized form
3. Fertilizer
4. CO2 – Neutral +

THE END PRODUCTS

The End Products Provide Sustainability to The Transport Sector and Valuable Raw Materials to Fossil Dependent Industries

The core product, when buying a SWESTEP plant today is Renewable Diesel (100% EN-590 compliant, ready to fuel and drive). Results from R&D indicate that the technology will in the future be capable of supplying fuel to the whole transport sector (Air, Land, Sea) with renewable fuel alternatives, and sustainable oil/liquids to process to green performance chemicals and additives for the fossil dependent industries.

The end product portfolio is divided into three (3) Product Segments:
1. Renewable Fuels
2. Sustainable Liquids/oils
3. Water and Bitumen

 

The end product segments are divided into two (2) main divisions:

1. Direct End Products (DEP)
Renewable and circular end products that are formed (from A-Z) in a SWESTEP plant.

Current Products
• Renewable Diesel (EN-590 approved).
• Variations of fuels for the Transport Sector.
• Variations of liquids for the Chemical Industry.
• Variations of liquids and additives for the Fossil Dependent Industry.

2. New Raw Materials (NRM)
Sustainable liquids that is produced in collaboration with partners both outside and in SWESTEP plants. The second stage of development is to create performance chemicals for fossil dependent industries such as; Textile, Plastic, Medical and Cosmetic, to mention but a few.

As our end products (green fuels and liquids) have an identical chemical molecular structure to the fossil raw materials, our technology presents opportunities to replace and deliver a sustainable alternative to the world’s fossil dependence.