fredag, 21 december 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

SWESTEP is now ready for roll out of SWESTEP Plant’s – ”The Next Generation Process Technology for Sustainable Recycling Production” –

The proven technology creates a market potential for sustainable production that is independent from traditional fossil energy forms.

It is a capital-efficient and a profitable solution that creates viable conditions and opportunities for both small-scale and large-scale installations, regardless of the customers, communities or  geographic location.

The demand for renewable fuels and sustainable liquids used to produce climate friendly products is global scaled. Since the Industrial revolution, production of greenhouse gases and toxic chemicals have escalated tremendously, which has resulted in an urgency to replace fossil fuels with renewable alternative energy sources.

At present, the UN and the EU have all created directives to encourage the utilization of renewable fuels.

 

Time to take the next step
Time for change
#Swestep

 

Feel free to contact SWESTEP for further details.

fredag, 23 november 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

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 informationLink 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

tisdag, 06 november 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

 

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.

 

Contact for more information

Breakthrough for SWESTEP – Order value of 85 MEUR
torsdag, 25 oktober 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS
   

Breakthrough for waste management

Enabling roll out of -The Next Generation Process Technology for Sustainable Recycling Production- Turning all organic waste and plastics into renewable oil, fuel and green chemical products.

An agreement has been signed between SWESTEP AB and Green Fund Finance AB (GFF), with the intent of financing the construction and development of approved SWESTEP facilities. SWESTEP’S Innovative green technology combined with exciting new financing and investment models from Green Fund Finance promise real changes to the environmental challenges we face today.

“There is a huge interest in our proven technology for turning organic waste into a green oil similar to the fossil oil” says Karl-Magnus Mattsson, CEO and Founder of SWESTEP, he continues -“The unique technology enables you to recycle and process biomass, all organic waste, including plastic residues to valuable renewables for industries both in the Circular Economy and the CO2 Neutral Economy. This is a solution that enables many of them to close the loop or break out from fossil dependence.

The Swedish green-tech company SWESTEP offers production plants that are scalable and flexible from both the facility and raw material perspective. It is a ground-breaking technology that is both climate friendly and economically viable, the payback time on a production facility is short, due to high efficiency in the process. The end products are renewable oil/fuels, distilled water and bitumen, the renewable oil can also can be cultivated into performance chemicals to make new plastics, textilfibers or as alternative to palm oil for the food and cosmetic industries.

A SWESTEP plant has no hazardous emissions; thanks to the unique catalyst process the production works at low temperature with a slight under pressure. “The process basically copies nature’s natural ways of producing fossil oil, but instead of more than 130 million years, our patented process solution makes it on around 6 minutes. – And it is now becoming available internationally, with a really attractive funding setup”, says Karl-Magnus Mattsson, who beside the role at SWESTEP is recognized by WPF, (UNESCO) and has been granted as World Citizenship no 216 thanks to his engagement and initiatives for alternative green energy solutions.

Attractive funding solution – enabling large-scale roll out
GFF Green Fund Finance has agreed to finance the purchase and setup of turnkey SWESTEP production facilities. In return, the Fund will share the profits from the facilities on a next to equal basis with the companies that will manage each facility and produce renewable diesel from waste.

”There is a huge interest in this new patent technology amongst our investors, who are searching for sustainable investment opportunities with good prospects. We look forward to the coming years together with SWESTEP,” says David Simmonds, CEO of GFF Green Fund Finance.

Interest from many different international industries
“We have interest from several different international industry sectors, such as the aviation industry, agriculture, forestry and traditional manufacturing industry – but also from municipalities due to their growing waste problems”, says Karl-Magnus Mattsson, whom also has been invited to meet influential decision makers in emerging markets, informing about the technique and what it offers in terms of handling the large problems with waste handling and the equally important need for alternative energy solutions.

Orders to a value of 85 MEUR – installations starting 2019
“We now have orders from customers in Scandinavia, India, Bangladesh  and southern Europe amounting to 85 MEUR, with installations starting in 2019. Most of these orders are to be financed by Green Fund Finance. With this new funding set-up, we expect the order book to grow fast, as it creates alternatives for customers that do not want to be in the hands of traditional bank financing” says Karl-Magnus Mattsson.

Comments from industry representatives
The SWESTEP technology and GFF Green Fund Finance financial setup is valued by several representatives with an interest in new ways to turn organic waste and residuals into green oil based chemicals and renewable fuels.

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 ”.

Georgios Vassili, CEO RECYCLADES, Naxos, Greece – ” This means we can solve the waste issues in the Cyclades and contribute to a circular economy, and less dependent on importing fossil fuel ”.

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 ”.

LÄNK Svensk Press

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

tisdag, 23 oktober 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

Anlægget kan bearbejde og konvertere alle typer af biomasse, organiske restprodukter og plast til genanvendelige olier, energi og brændstof til nye brug i enten nye plastprodukter eller transportsektoren.

Nyt plastanlæg banker på i København

Det svenske teknologiselskab Swestep ligger lige nu i forhandlinger om at opføre et anlæg i København

Anlægget kan – blandt andet – omdanne blandet plastaffald til en bæredygtig råolie, der efterfølgende kan bruges som brændstof eller blive til ny plast.

Teknikken i anlægget er opfundet i Siemens-koncernen og senere videreudviklet af koncernens tidligere forskningschef.

– Udfordringen for mange kommuner er, udover den generelle affaldshåndtering, at løse problemet med genanvendelse af plastik. Størstedelen af plastaffaldet i Danmark sendes til forbrændingsanlæg, hvilket er yderst uhensigtsmæssigt, siger Karl-Magnus Mattsson, grundlægger og administrerende direktør for Swestep.

 

Kopierer Naturen

Teknologien i anlægget forsøger på molekyleniveau at kopiere naturens egen nedbrydning af kulstof, der findes i biomasse, plastik og genbrugsolier.

Råolien, der kommer ud af processen, kan bruges som brændstof til køretøjer og til fly- og skibstrafikken, samt omdannes til nye plastprodukter. 

Den svenske virksomhed tager spadestik til de to første anlæg i Sverige i starten af 2019.

 

Kilde / Link til original artikel – PlastForum Danmark

torsdag, 18 oktober 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

Process återvinner allt – två anläggningar byggs

2018-10-18 | Magnus Lilienström | Process Nordic News

 

Swestep, som vi skrivit om tidigare, meddelar att man 2019 startar bygget av två anläggningar. Därmed sätter de sin process, som omvandlar alla typer av organiskt avfall och plast till förnybara oljor, bränslen och gröna kemiska råvaror, i kommersiell drift i Sverige.

– Vi kommer att börja bygget av en anläggning i Örebro och en i Jönköping, båda ska stå klara i slutet av 2019, säger Swesteps utvecklingschef JP Morgan Friberg.

Hällstorp Recycling blir ägare av anläggningen i Jönköping och REZ Power i Örebro.

– Att få tillgång till en teknik som gör svensk förnybar diesel av avfall från plast, papper och trä som också är koldioxidneutralt, och med en process som är bättre än att bränna avfallet, känns både bra och inspirerande, säger Stefan Lithell, vd på Rez Power AB.

Enligt Swesteps ägare är dessutom avtal om leveranser tecknade med ett antal kunder i flera världsdelar, något man hanterar med egen tillverkning i Sverige.

– För internationella kunder bygger vi anläggningarna här i Sverige, vilka sedan monteras ner och skeppas till kunden för uppbyggnad, säger JP Morgan Friberg.

Tekniken, som i sig inte är ny, togs fram inom Siemens-koncernen vid 70-talets oljekris och har vidareutvecklats av företagets tidigare forskningschef. Enligt bolaget finns det inga farliga utsläpp, tvärtom, de biprodukter som finns kvar efter genomförd process är destillerat vatten, inkapslad koldioxid och asfalt. Deras teknologi påstås på molekylnivå kunna processa och återvinna alla typer av kolvätebaserade sopor och restprodukter. Anläggningarna är skalbara och flexibla, både vad gäller insatsmaterial och slutprodukt.

– Transformationen sker i låg temperatur och utan tryck, tack vare en unik katalysatorprocess, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson, grundare och vd och tillägger att återvinningsföretag, flera fossilberoende industrier och kommuner visar intresse.

– När våra första Swestep-anläggningar nu projekteras innebär det att vi går förbi många konkurrerande tekniker där många fortfarande har långt kvar till faktisk produktion. Utmaningen för många kommuner är, utöver den generella avfallshanteringen, att lösa problemet med plaståtervinning, något som vi har löst, säger Karl Magnus.

Källa/Länk till full artikel – Plast Forum

 

onsdag, 17 oktober 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

 

Nyhet från IndustriNyheter – Peter Höök

Producerar drivmedel och oljor av sopor

Swestep har under några år arbetat med att utveckla och kommersialisera en process som kan producera förnybara drivmedel och oljor av bland annat hushållssopor och restprodukter från skog, jordbruk och industri.

– Återvinningsföretag, flera fossilberoende industrier och kommuner kontaktar oss nu direkt. Utmaningen för många kommuner är, utöver den generella avfallshanteringen, att lösa problemet med plaståtervinning. Merparten av plastavfallet i Sverige idag eldas upp – säger Karl Magnus Mattsson, grundare och vd för Swestep.

Tekniken togs fram inom Siemens-koncernen och har vidareutvecklats av företagets tidigare forskningschef. När de första Swestep-anläggningarna nu projekteras innebär det att Swestep går förbi många konkurrerande tekniker, där många fortfarande har långt kvar till faktisk produktion.

– Swesteps slutprodukt har samma egenskaper som högkvalitativ fossil olja. Utöver förnybara drivmedel för transporter på land måste även alternativ för sjötrafik och flygtrafiken lösas akut – säger Karl Magnus Mattsson. Det finns redan några väl fungerande anläggningar i världen som använder tidigare versioner av tekniken, men det är först nu försäljning av nyckelfärdiga Swestep-anläggningar kan ske i större skala.

Swesteps unika teknologi kan på molekylnivå processa och återvinna alla typer av kolvätebaserade sopor och restprodukter. Anläggningarna är skalbara och flexibla, både vad gäller Insatsmaterial och slutprodukt.

– Den patenterade återvinningsprocessen kan slarvigt beskrivas som att den kopierar naturens förmultningsprocess för att producera fossil olja, men med Swesteps process tar det cirka 6 minuter. förklarar Karl-Magnus Mattsson. Genom samarbetet med Green Fund Finance kan vi nu erbjuda kunder en riktigt attraktiv finansieringslösning vilket öppnar upp marknaden för oss.

I början av 2019 sätts spadtaget i jorden för två anläggningar i Sverige. Avtal om leveranser är också tecknade med ett antal kunder i flera världsdelar.

 

Källa/Länk – IndustriNyheter

onsdag, 17 oktober 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS, NEWS From the world

Giving plastic waste a new life

People all over the world are throwing out large quantities of plastic each year, representing a huge sustainability issue.

Over the past year, the Swedish green tech company has been working closely with EIT 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.’

In July 2016, the City of Copenhagen, SWESTEP, NISA, Copenhagen Airports, and other partners, took part in “Trash to Cash” an EIT Climate-KIC Pathfinder project aiming to confirm if their “turnkey technology” can make a positive impact to the city’s plastic waste challenge. After testing the process on a batch composed of plastic and biomass, the feasibility study confirmed that both the feedstock, the technology, and the process were viable. Karl-Magnus, CEO of SWESTEP, had this to say about the process:

’I am delighted with the results because we can now show that SWESTEP can use our process to recycle a mixed organic MSW feedstock that includes plastics. We already are planning for further tests on other special feedstocks to evaluate their economic potential.

The outputs of the process can be used as an environmentally sound substitute for fossil fuels and thus, the municipality waste can end up being recycled into a whole range of things, such as new textiles, new plastics, medicines, renewable diesel, and jet-fuel. I am also proud that we have proved we can make a difference in waste management processes whilst also being an asset to the energy sector. Through our process, we can create new jobs, new industries, and new revenue streams for the city municipalities—all in an environmentally and climate-friendly way.’

Martin Poesgaard, Director of NISA, the Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation is optimistic about the process: ’With the results of this feasibility study we can see that it is possible to convert the waste plastic residues to a new oil. We [at NISA] find it quite remarkable as it occurs at relatively low temperature and without pressure setting. Our hope is that the oil produced can be further processed into a sustainable jet fuel as if possible, this could represent a major breakthrough in our efforts to make the aviation industry more sustainable.’

SWESTEP will now proceed with additional documentation and analysis of the technology and the end products. Now, the goal is to find industrial partners and investors as well as involvement from the public and the government. SWESTEP is very optimistic about this and sees the solution as an important and low-cost contribution to the circular economy and environmental improvements.

 

Source/Link – Read full article here

tisdag, 16 oktober 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

Kan det svenska bolaget SWESTEP’s spjutspetsteknologi bli Sverige nästa stora exportvara

I början av 2019 sätts spadtaget i jorden för två anläggningar i Sverige. Avtal om leveranser är också tecknade med ett antal kunder i flera världsdelar.

SWESTEP har under några år arbetat med att utveckla och kommersialisera en process som kan producera förnybara drivmedel och oljor av bland annat hushållssopor och restprodukter från skog, jordbruk och industri.

-Återvinningsföretag, flera fossilberoende industrier och kommuner kontaktar oss nu direkt. Utmaningen för många kommuner är, utöver den generella avfallshanteringen, att lösa problemet med plaståtervinning. Merparten av plastavfallet i Sverige idag eldas upp, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson, grundare och VD för SWESTEP.

Tekniken togs fram inom Siemens-koncernen och har vidareutvecklats av företagets tidigare forskningschef. När de första SWESTEP-anläggningarna nu projekteras innebär det att SWESTEP går förbi många konkurrerande tekniker, där många fortfarande har långt kvar till faktisk produktion.

-SWESTEP’s slutprodukt har samma egenskaper som högkvalitativ fossil olja. Utöver förnybara drivmedel för transporter på land måste även alternativ för sjötrafik och flygtrafiken lösas akut, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson. Och fortsätter -Det finns redan några väl fungerande anläggningar i världen som använder tidigare versioner av tekniken, men det är först nu försäljning av nyckelfärdiga SWESTEP anläggningar kan ske i större skala-.

Teknologin – flexibel, skalbar och högpresterande mekanisk återvinning

SWESTEP’s unika teknologi kan på molekylnivå processa och återvinna alla typer av kolvätebaserade sopor och restprodukter. Anläggningarna är skalbara och flexibla, både vad gäller Insatsmaterial och slutprodukt.

-Den patenterade återvinningsprocessen kan slarvigt beskrivas som att den kopierar naturens förmultningsprocess för att producera fossil olja, men med SWESTEP’s process tar det ca 6 minuter. förklarar Karl-Magnus Mattsson och avslutar med, – Genom samarbetet med Green Fund Finance kan vi nu erbjuda kunder en riktigt attraktiv finansieringslösning vilket öppnar upp marknaden för oss.

 

Källa/Länk – IndustriNyheter

 

lördag, 13 oktober 2018 / Published in LATEST NEWS

News from World Philosophical Forum
– Athens in Greece

Karl Magnus Mattsson, Founder and CEO of SWESTEP, was one of the speaker at this years World Philosophical Forum.

His speech addressed the world’s sustainability goals, the emissions and pollution problem, and the possibility using waste as raw material to produce renewable fuels, energy and sustainable liquids, that ultimately could replace our fossil dependence.

He gave facts, statistics and figures on population growth, oil prices, emission allowances and how our oceans and mother earth is being raped by waste and that we must put an end to this now!

He concludes his speech by adressering coming generations.

 


Karl Magnus Mattsson receives honorary award for
his work for the organization and commitment for
sustainable climate smart solutions