Svend Søyland – NER, Nordic Energy Research and Martin Porsgaard – NISA, Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation
Workshop on “Sustainable Aviation Fuels” at Nordens Hus in Copenhagen.
Aviation stakeholders gathered to discuss the prospects of a sustainable future for jet fuels.
SWESTEP was invited as speaker, at the premises of Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen, together with decision makers, politicians and representatives from SAS, Airbus, Boing, Preem and BP to mention but a few.
The workshop was organized by NISA, Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation, DTU-Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and NER, Nordic Energy Research
There was widespread agreement among the presenters that the time had come to make a serious push forward in adopting sustainable aviation fuels on a large scale. But the stakeholders also acknowledged that there are a number of challenges in this. The price and availability of biofuels remain prohibitive for large-scale adoption in aviation, and there is still a lack of strong political framework in many areas. Ensuring that the supply chain for biofuel production is genuinely sustainable will also need to be addressed. However, despite these challenges, the workshop made clear that there is strong will on the part of aviation stakeholders to adopt biofuels on a much larger scale than exists today.
The subject this day primarily focused on the Nordic Market, and what must be done to make Aviation more sustainable, renewable and viable.
The main points discussed and lively debated also during the breaks were;
• Requirements for clearer regulations and guidelines from decision makers.
• It is necessary with investments in new green fuels, initially as blend in and in the long run highlight new fuels that are completely fossil free.
• A central issue was a price on CO2 emissions and how this could be financed, where most of the participants agreed that this is a necessary way.
• Last but not least (time factor) of today’s aircraft fleet, we must be aware that conversion will take at least 20-25 years.
JP Morgan Friberg presented SWESTEP process technology, highlighting the importance of providing flexibility from the feedstock perspective in order to produce and deliver volumes of renewable fuels that meet the demands and qualities of the market.
SWESTEP ended by inviting relevant stakeholders to a Joint Test Run with the purpose of offering the participants an opportunity to conduct tests, evaluate and see in which way SWESTEP could become a future supplier of renewable fuel products.
For more information – Link to the Nordic Energy Research
JP Morgan Friberg in dialogue with Maria
Wetterstrand – Appointed by the Swedish
Government to investigate sustainable
biofuels for aviation
Photo by – Christian Ove Carlsson
Breakthrough for sustainable recycling process
Can the Swedish company SWESTEP’s cutting edge technology become one of Sweden’s next major exports?
In 2019, spades are put into the ground for two plants in Sweden. Contracts for deliveries are also signed by a number of customers on several continents.
SWESTEP has for some years been working to develop and commercialize a process that can produce renewable fuels from several sources, including household waste and residues from forestry, agriculture and industry.
– Recycling companies, several fossil-dependent industries and municipalities now contact us directly. In addition to waste management in general, the challenge for many municipalities is to solve the problem of plastic recycling. Most of the plastic waste is being burned today, says Karl-Magnus Mattsson, founder and CEO of SWESTEP.
The technology was developed within the Siemens Group and was further developed by the company’s former research director. Now that the first SWESTEP plants are being projected, SWESTEP will pass many competing technologies, many of which still have a long way to actual production.
– SWESTEP’s end-product has the same characteristics as high-quality fossil oil. In addition to renewable fuels for transportation on land, our product can also satisfy the needs for shipping and air traffic, says Karl-Magnus Mattsson. -There are already some well-functioning facilities in the world using earlier versions of the technology, but it’s only now the sale of turnkey SWESTEP plants can take place in a larger scale.
SWESTEP’s unique recovery technology can process and recycle all types of hydrocarbon-based waste and residues at a molecular level. The facilities are scalable and flexible, both with regard to input material and end product.
”The patented recycling process can be described simply as copying nature’s way of producing fossil oil, but with SWESTEP’s process it only takes 6 minutes, explains Karl-Magnus Mattsson and concludes, ”Through agreements with Green Fund Finance we can now offer customers a really attractive financing solution which opens up the market for us.