tisdag, 02 oktober 2018 / Published in NEWS From the world

Skräp blir bränsle på sex minuter – vill bygga storskaligt

Enligt svenska Swestep kan deras process omvandla all typ av organiskt avfall och plast till förnybara oljor, bränslen och gröna kemiska råvaror. Nu vill de bygga storskaliga anläggningar.

Svenska Swestep säger sig erbjuda produktionsanläggningar för storskalig produktion av grön diesel, typ EN 590 kvalitet, från plast och organiskt avfall. Enligt bolaget har nu ett avtal ingåtts mellan Swestep och Green Fund Finance, med avsikt att finansiera byggandet och utvecklingen av anläggningar.

– Det finns ett stort intresse för vår unika teknik för att förvandla plast och organiskt avfall till en grön förnybar olja som är i nivå med den fossila oljan. Vi har redan fått in order till ett värde om cirka 85 miljoner euro, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson, vd och grundare för Swestep.

Tekniken bygger på att du kan förvandla hushållsavfall och annat organiskt skräp till grön olja, av samma kvalitet som den fossila oljan, samt till grönt jetbränsle. Enligt Karl-Magnus Mattsson är det även möjligt att producera ny plast, nya textilfibrer och asfalt från oljan.

– Tekniken och processen är klimatvänlig och återbetalningstiden på en produktionsanläggning är kort, tack vare den höga effektiviteten i processen. Det finns inga farliga utsläpp, tvärtom de biprodukter som finns kvar efter genomförd process är destillerat vatten, inkapslad koldioxid och asfalt. Transformationen sker i låg temperatur och utan tryck, tack vare en unik katalysatorprocess, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson och tillägger att det i princip är samma process som i naturen för att producera olja, men i stället för att ta över 130 miljoner år tar processen cirka 6 minuter.

– Det finns ett stort intresse för denna nya patenterade teknik bland våra investerare, som söker hållbara investeringsmöjligheter med goda förutsättningar. Vi ser fram emot de kommande åren tillsammans med Swestep säger David Simmonds, VD för Green Fund Finance.

GFF Green Fund Finance kommer de att finansiera köp och installation av nyckelfärdiga produktionsanläggningar sedan kommer fonden att dela vinsten från anläggningarna med de företag som driver anläggningarna.

– Vi ser ett stort intresse från flera internationella branscher som flygindustrin, jord-, och skogsbruket och den traditionella tillverkningsindustrin – men också från kommunerna med ett allt växande avfallsproblem, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson.

 

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lördag, 29 september 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS, Uncategorized

Breakthrough orders in Sweden for SWESTEP

Last week orders were signed for two SWESTEP Plants in Sweden. The buyers are Hälltorp Recycling and Rez Power. This will have an impact on the recycling industry, and also in the energy sector at large.

Fredrik Hällstorp, CEO Hällstorp Recycling AB – ” This will make a big difference with a SWESTEP plant, which means that waste will be converted to new chemical products with a positive cash flow leading to a higher recycling rate and less material that will be sent to landfill. This will be good for the future and for the environment both nationally and globally ”.

Stefan Lithell, CEO at REZ Power AB, Sweden – ” Being able to access a technology that makes Swedish renewable diesel out of waste from plastic paper and wood that are also carbon dioxide neutral. To use a multiple better process than burning the waste, feels great and inspiring ”.

Karl Magnus Mattson CEO and founder of SWESTEP
together with Stefan Lithell – REZ Power.

For more information contact
Karl-Magnus Mattsson– Founder & CEO
Phone + 46 763 97 95 74
Mail kmm@swestep.com

måndag, 03 september 2018 / Published in NEWS From the world

The price of emission allowances for carbon dioxide rises to the skies

In August, the price of emission allowances has risen to over 21 dollars per ton, the highest level of a decade.

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme is an instrument for cost-effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The system is based on common EU rules, covering all member states and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. EU emissions trading began in 2005. Since its inception, the system has been expanded step by step and now applies to more industries.

Today, some 13,000 European facilities are included in the system, of which about 750 are in Sweden. Many facilities are located in energy-intensive industry and energy production.

The trading system has received a lot of criticism over the years but now it seems that Europe finally got it.

During the third week of August, the price of emission rights to over 20 dollars per ton, the highest level in a decade.

But not only that. Costs to generate electricity from both coal and gas have also risen sharply since the beginning of 2017, not least because the price of imported coal and gas has risen.

The cost of generating electricity from coal has risen by 72 percent to 46 euros per MWh and the equivalent for gas is 43 percent to 49 euros per MWh.

An analysis by Berenberg Bank argues that the shortage of allowances will be able to drive the price up to 100 euros per ton by 2020.

 

Source / Link – Veckans Affärer (Article in Swedish)

 

söndag, 12 augusti 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

Meeting with Norrecco in Copenhagen Denmark

Positive signals from meeting with Norrecco. The dialogue is now entering the next phase of setting up SWESTEP Installations in Denmark.

Norrecco’s interest lies in strengthening its positioning in the Danish Recycling Market, through the ability to offer a more sustainable and viable alternative, especially in the field of plastic recycling.

The first step is to look at setting up a SWESTEP Plant in Copenhagen Harbor.

 


Karl Magnus Mattsson –  SWESTEP
Søren Eriksen – Norrecco
Martin Porsgaard – NISA
Karsten Ludvigsen – Norrecco
tisdag, 19 juni 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

NEWS from – European Biomass Industry Association
Read article under (LINK), but first!

YES, Biomass has an important part in the circular economy, but
we must focus on solutions where we recycle, process and refine
the residues. The agriculture and forestry sector, in fact the food
industry as a whole has an important role to play.

All types of cultivable farmland must eventually be allocated for
sustainable food production. Using this kind of valuable land for
producing raw material/feedstock for energy or new raw materials
for the production of consumer goods is not defensible.

And from a climate perspective, with regard to emissions footprint,
it is a scandal to ship this raw material around the world for production
of renewable energy or fuel production.

In order to achieve a sustainable balance, where we can free ourselves
from the fossil dependence, both viewed from the circular economy and
the CO2 neutral economy, we must act regionally in a responsible way.

The global economy has both its pros and cons, so to offer a viable solution,
it is essential that all steps work regionally/locally: – (1) Raw Materials,
(2) Processing, (3) Production, (4) Consumption/Use.

The ability to combine and mix all types of hydrocarbon based waste, with
biomass as raw material / feedstock, is optimal, and a must in order to meet
market demands and future regulations.

The SWESTEP Plants that can simultaneously handle mix and recycle most
organic waste, including plastics, with biomass.

Add also the flexibility, size and option in regard to: (1) Input Materials,
(2) Production Unit (3) End Products, and you have a product, solution and
company with growth potential that is both viable from an economic and
environmental perspective.

 

SOURCE & PHOTO – European Biomass Industry Association

tisdag, 27 mars 2018 / Published in NEWS From the world

Fra søppel til verdi

Det svenske cleantech-selskapet SWESTEP tar sikte på å løse plastutfordringene ved å konvertere plastavfall om til bærekraftig olje og nye plastvarer.

SWESTEP har de siste årene samarbeidet tett med København kommune og Climate-KIC for å gjennomføre en mulighetsstudie om konverteringen av plastavfall til bærekraftig olje.

Råstoff

SWESTEP har siden oppstarten i 2012 utviklet en industriell prosess som er i stand til å omdanne alt hydrokarbonbasert avfall, for eksempel plast, til fornybare fraksjoner. I praksis betyr dette at enhver organisk avfallsstrøm kan betraktes som et råstoff, og formelt omformes til et bredt spekter av fornybare drivstoffer eller andre bærekraftige væsker og materialer som kan brukes igjen.

Ny tilnærming

Denne prosessen kan ha store implikasjoner for plast- og avfallshåndtering. Det kan føre til mer sirkulær håndtering og nye kilder til fornybar energi. Et viktig aspekt ved SWESTEPs teknologi er at råstoffet ikke krever separering før prosessering, noe som gjør at blandede avfallsstrømmer blir like effektivt behandling som sorterte.

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torsdag, 09 november 2017 / Published in LATEST NEWS

Trash to cash: How SWESTEP gives plastic waste a new life

People all over the world are throwing out large quantities of plastic each year, representing a huge sustainability issue. SWESTEP aims to address this by converting household plastic waste into sustainable oil and new plastic raw materials.

Over the past year, the Swedish green tech company has been working closely with Climate-KIC and the City of Copenhagen to carry out a feasibility study on the conversion of plastic waste to new sustainable oil. Since being established in 2012, SWESTEP has been developing an industrial process capable of turning all hydrocarbon-based waste and residues, such as plastic, into renewable fractions. In practical terms, this means that any organic waste stream can be considered as a feedstock, and duly be transformed into a wide range of renewable fuels or useful sustainable liquids and materials to be used again.

In theory, this process could have huge implications for how we deal with plastics, as well as waste management in general, as it could lead to the establishment of major circular economy loops into a city’s ecosystem, provide new sources of renewable energy, and create new revenues and jobs—effectively converting what was previously considered waste into a resource. One key aspect of SWESTEP’s technology is that the feedstock doesn’t require separating prior to processing, meaning mixed waste streams are just as effectively processed as sorted ones. This contrasts wildly with the status quo, in which mixed waste streams require appropriately sorting before the separate elements can be recycled.

Creating industrial inputs from waste plastic for industries that typically require fossil-based fuels or petrochemicals for major parts of their operations doesn’t just represent a welcome remedy to the problem of municipal waste, it also embodies potential to reduce the consumption of fossil-fuels and thus, contributes to climate change mitigation.

Given what was on offer, it’s easy to understand why Copenhagen was interested in a potential collaboration. Per Boesgaard, coordinator of the city’s Climate Plan 2025, had this to say:

“Waste management, and particularly plastic waste management, has represented a huge problem for the city for a long time. Plastic is now a large part of people’s daily lives, yet it represents a huge environmental problem with regards to both the consequences of its disposal and its carbon footprint.

Our challenge [as the City of Copenhagen] is to manage this problem holistically, which means solving the environmental issues without disrupting the day-to-day of our citizens. Thus, participating in projects such as this and collaborating with pioneering companies like SWESTEP to investigate the potential of their technology is both necessary and exciting for us as a city. We are very pleased with the outcome of this project and look forward to working more with SWESTEP and Climate-KIC in the future”.

 

Source DAILY PLANET;  Read the full article – click here

tisdag, 24 oktober 2017 / Published in NEWS From the world

Wasted Health: Pollution is Killing Millions

Two years after ISWA’s Report “Wasted Health: The tragic case of dumpsites” that described the linkages between the world’s dumpsites and human health, a new landmark report that was published recently by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health reveals that pollution kills at least nine million people and costs trillions of dollars every year. This report stems from the most comprehensive global analysis to date,
and warns the crisis “threatens the continuing survival of human societies”.

A comparison of the two reports reveals important common conclusions and concepts, highlighting that the health impacts of pollution, as well as the health impacts of dumpsites, remain rather underestimated.

Both reports concluded that the assessed health impacts are probably the minimum ones that can be estimated with very conservative assumptions.

Parallels Between Lancet Commission on pollution and health and ISWA’s Wasted Health

The new report estimates that diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015—16% of all deaths worldwide — a staggering number and three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined and 15 times more than from all wars and other forms of violence. In the most severely affected countries, pollution-related disease is responsible for more than one death in four…

 

Source ISWA NEWS; Read the full article – click here

tisdag, 10 oktober 2017 / Published in LATEST NEWS

SWESTEP Plastic to Liquid to Plastic Recycling

People all over the world are throwing out large quantities of plastic each year, representing a huge sustainability issue. SWESTEP aims to address this by converting household plastic waste into sustainable oil and new plastic raw materials.

Over the past year, the Swedish green tech company has been working closely with Climate-KIC and the City of Copenhagen to carry out a feasibility study on the conversion of plastic waste to new sustainable oil. Since being established in 2012, SWESTEP has been developing an industrial process capable of turning all hydrocarbon-based waste and residues, such as plastic, into renewable fractions. In practical terms, this means that any organic waste stream can be considered as a feedstock, and duly be transformed into a wide range of renewable fuels or useful sustainable liquids and materials to be used again.

In theory, this process could have huge implications for how we deal with plastics, as well as waste management in general, as it could lead to the establishment of major circular economy loops into a city’s ecosystem, provide new sources of renewable energy, and create new revenues and jobs—effectively converting what was previously considered waste into a resource. One key aspect of SWESTEP’s technology is that the feedstock doesn’t require separating prior to processing, meaning mixed waste streams are just as effectively processed as sorted ones. This contrasts wildly with the status quo, in which mixed waste streams require appropriately sorting before the separate elements can be recycled.

Creating industrial inputs from waste plastic for industries that typically require fossil-based fuels or petrochemicals for major parts of their operations doesn’t just represent a welcome remedy to the problem of municipal waste, it also embodies potential to reduce the consumption of fossil-fuels and thus, contributes to climate change mitigation.

Source – Polyestertime, read full article here

tisdag, 10 oktober 2017 / Published in LATEST NEWS

 

Interesting Conference with focus to make the aviation industry more sustainable.

The goal with the conference is to seek an agreement on tangible ways to promote uptake of sustainable jet fuel in the Nordic countries and possible offer examples for other regions and countries to follow.

The ambition is to involve all stakeholders in the aviation industry and aviation fuel suppliers as well as civil society organisations, national authorities and ministers responsible for energy and/or aviation.

The aviation industry aims to stabilise CO2 emissions at 2020 levels and requiring airlines to offset the growth of their emissions after 2020. One of the measures required is increasing the use of sustainable jet fuel. Development, production and supply of sustainable jet fuel involves many sectors and actors. There is a need to think across both ministries, business models and national borders. Being in forefront of these developments will attract investment, create clean technology solutions and new jobs.

Nordic Energy Research (NER) together with Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA) will host this conference to promote Nordic leadership in sustain-able jet fuels. Our intention is to consider key recommendations from stakeholders in-order-to explore how various initiatives, policy frameworks can enable increased use of sustainable jet fuel in the aviation sector.

 

Read more about NER – Nordic Energy Research and NISA – Nordic initiative for Sustainable Aviation