fredag, 01 mars 2019 / Published in LATEST NEWS

SWESTEP has signed an agent agreement with ECOSWECOL to represent SWESTEP in Colombia.

– The Columbian market is interesting from a regional perspective on the South American continent. says Karl Magnus Mattsson CEO, and continues, – There is an urgent need to tackle the waste problems in Colombia, and ECOSWECOL sees SWESTEP’s solution as both environmentally and economically viable.

Several municipalities have already shown interest, so the next step is to enter into dialogue regarding specific needs, location, feedstock and finances.

 

torsdag, 14 februari 2019 / Published in LATEST NEWS

 

SWESTEP was invited to VESTFORBRÆNDING in Copenhagen to talk about plastic waste

SWESTEP see plastic waste as a valuable feedstock that can be processed into sustainable fuels and energy, or also as a chemical raw materials to refine into performing chemicals for the fossil-dependent industry.

 

CEO Karl Magnus Mattsson’s speech on how SWESTEP’s Catalytic Conversion technology recycles plastic waste in an both economic and environmental viable way led to many questions and interesting dialogues.

 

VESTFORBRÆNDING is Denmark’s largest waste management company.
Each year VESTFORBRÆNDING handle around 1 million tonnes of waste and the focus is on the resource value of the waste – whether it is materials for recycling or fuel for energy production.

 

SWESTEP sees this as a interesting and rewarding first step and looks forward to the next step.

 

Picture above – Some of the participants from the meeting;


Henric Jacobsen – VESTFORBRÆNDING
Nana Winkler  – DANSK AVFALDSFORENING
Martin Porsgaard – NISA (Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation)
Anders Kiil – VESTFORBRÆNDING

måndag, 28 januari 2019 / Published in LATEST NEWS

Boråsaren gör olja med miljövänlig unik teknik

Sopor, plast och avfall kan bli olja. Karl-Magnus Mattsson beskriver det som jordens egen naturliga process, men istället för att vänta över 130 miljoner år på ett resultat, så tar det med hjälp av deras teknik endast några minuter.

Boråsaren Karl-Magnus Mattsson är vd för Swestep, ett företag som utvinner olja ur plast och restprodukter på ett miljövänligt sätt. Den revolutionerande tekniken har sålts till flera delar av världen.

– En plastflaska tar många miljoner år för jorden att bryta ner. Vi bryter ner den på sex minuter, utan farliga utsläpp, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson.

Runt om i världen bränner man plast som inte går att återanvända. Den gamla matlådan som gått sönder, eller den trasiga plastbaljan, allt förbränns och de farliga utsläppen är cancerogena. Enligt Naturskyddsföreningen är dioxiner och furaner farliga gifter som stannar kvar länge i naturen, efter förbränningen, och är skadliga för människor och djur.

– Det är förbränningen som är farlig. Vi använder låga temperaturer och skonsamma processer för att ta fram en olja som är lika bra som den fossila, utan de farliga utsläppen, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson.

– Det här är en av de bästa alternativa lösningarna för att lösa avfallsproblem och energiförsörjning.
Med oljan kan man sedan tillverka det som man använder den vanliga oljan till, såsom mediciner, plast, asfalt och kläder.

Men om man använder oljan som bränsle för bilar så blir det väl ändå skadliga utsläpp? 

– Ja, så är det ju. Men eftersom att avfallet har blandats med minst 50 procents biomassa så är det fortfarande en mycket grönare diesel med mindre utsläpp.

Det var en kollega och partner till Karl-Magnus, från Tyskland, som utvecklade tekniken tillsammans med Siemens. Swestep har sedan vidareutvecklat tekniken i Sverige.

– Vi har sålt ungefär 10–12 anläggningar runt om i världen. En anläggning kostar mellan 130 och 500 miljoner kronor, säger Karl-Magnus Mattssson.

De två första svenska anläggningarna börjar byggas nu i mars och kommer att ligga i Hallsbergs kommun. Karl-Magnus Mattsson, som är uppvuxen i Borås och utbildad på Textilhögskolan, har många visioner:

– En av mina drömmar är att skapa hållbara textilier av vår olja, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson.

Tobias Richards är professor på Högskolan i Borås och känner till deras teknik:

– Det är jättespännande att följa vägar som hjälper oss att omvandla avfall till produkter vi kan använda.

Det finns några processer som liknar denna. Men just nu verkar detta företaget attrahera investerare som ska bygga anläggningar, vilket är jättebra.

Naturskyddsföreningen skriver att mellan 8 och 13 miljoner ton plast beräknas hamna i naturen varje år och att vi riskerar att snart ha mer plast än fisk i haven om ingenting förändras. En av Karl-Magnus drömmar är att använda fiskebåtar till att fiska upp plast och återanvända den:

– Tänk om man kunde dammsuga haven på plast och återanvända den, utan att det är skadligt för miljön och människan.

Han berättar att det känns som att människor bara gått och väntat på en sådan här teknik och att trycket blivit enormt när det nu blivit erkänt som en fungerande metod:

– Jag började berätta om detta i början av 2000-talet men då kändes det som att ingen trodde på mig. Men nu har vi fått respekt, alla universiteten förstår att detta funkar. Jag tror att vi kan bli ett av Sveriges största exportföretag.

 

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Source; Borås Tidning

Text: Jennie Ölund

Foto: Sanna Tedeborg

tisdag, 22 januari 2019 / Published in LATEST NEWS

 

            

– Bransch Aktuellt No4 2018

Swestep AB har ingått i avtal med Green Fund Finance AB (GFF) med syfte att finansiera byggandet och utvecklingen av Swestep-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 i ett pressmeddelande.

Svenska SWESTEP erbjuder produktionsanläggningar för storskalig produktion av så kallad grön diesel, typ EN 590 kvalitet, från plast och organiskt avfall.

– Den här banbrytande tekniken gör att du kan förvandla hushållsavfall och annat organiskt skräp till grön olja – av samma kvalitet den fossila oljan – och till grönt jetbränsle om man så vill, säger Karl-Magnus Mattsson. Det är även möjligt att producera ny plast, nya textilfibrer och asfalt från oljan.

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onsdag, 16 januari 2019 / Published in LATEST NEWS

Barsler med anlæg til 100 millioner kroner

Nu er der sat navn på den virksomhed, der sammen med svenske Swestep vil etablere et genanvendelsesanlæg i København

Ressource- og miljøvirksomheden Reconor har indgået en aftale med svenske Swestep, hvor de sammen undersøger mulighederne for at etablere et Swestep 1000-anlæg i København, der skal genanvende blandt andet plastaffald fra industrien.

– Anlægget skal tage affaldsfraktioner fra især byggeriet, hvor en del plast- træaffald og tekstiler i dag bliver sendt til forbrænding. Affaldet omdannes til diesel eller andre produkter, som eksempelvis nye plasttyper, forklarer Søren Eriksen, der er business development manager hos Reconor.

Der er ikke tale om et egentlig håndslag på at etablere anlægget, men en aftale om at indgå i et forløb, hvor mulighederne undersøges for at føre anlægget ud i livet, forklarer Søren Eriksen.

– Vi har lavet et såkaldt letter of intent. Det betyder, at vi sammen undersøger, blandt andet hvad der kræves af tilladelser, og hvad økonomien er i at etablere et sådan anlæg. Næste skridt bliver at tale om en egentligt etablering af et anlæg, og målet er at indgå en aftale i andet halvår af 2019, siger han.

Et anlæg i den kaliber anslås at koste 13,5 millioner Euro svarende til lidt over 100 millioner danske kroner og kan producere 1000 liter diesel i timen, oplyser Swestep, der skal stå for selve etableringen.

Swestep er i gang med at opføre lignende anlæg i blandt andet Sverige, og der findes et demonstrationsanlæg i Tyskland.

 

Kilde – PLAST FORUM Dk

Kilde – ENERGY SUPPLY Dk

 

Grundlægger og direktør i Swestep Karl Magnus
Mattsson (tv) og Søren Eriksen fra Reconord (th).

måndag, 14 januari 2019 / Published in LATEST NEWS

SWESTEP signs a 13,5 M EUR intentional agreement with RECONOR in Denmark

SWESTEP AB has entered into an agreement with RECONOR A/S to investigate the possibilities for set up a SWESTEP-1000 plant in the Copenhagen area in spring 2020. The total value of a possible transaction amounts to 13.5 million EUR.

 

”That RECONOR has chosen SWESTEP is a clear sign that our unique and profitable technology for transformation of waste into sustainable diesel oil is fertile ground in RECYCLING and Waste Management. Say’s Karl Magnus Mattsson, founder and CEO of SWESTEP AB. ”The first order was signed in September 2018, and since then it has been a huge interest. I get calls from potential customers from all over the world, every day.” – Before this agreement with RECONOR A/S, SWESTEP AB’s order book is up to 200 million. EUR-.

RECONOR operates within Resources and Logistics in Denmark and sees the SWESTEP factory as a supplement to recycling and recycling of specific waste fractions in an environmentally and resource-efficient manner, which ensures reduction of the extraction of fossil materials.

”We have evaluated the technology for a while and are very happy to be able to take the next step towards a real project,” says Søren Eriksen, COO at RECONOR AS.

Financing for the SWESTEP Plant is done with Green Fund Finance, which will enter into an agreement with RECONOR.

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Karl Magnus Mattsson – CEO                                Søren Eriksen – COO
P:  +46 763 97 95 74                                                 P:  +45 21 20 88 48
M:  kmm@swestep.com                                          M:  ser@reconor.dk

 

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Founder and CEO of Swestep Karl Magnus Mattsson
(left) and Søren Eriksen, COO of Reconor (right).

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 – All residues come to use

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.

 

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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 ”.

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