Thursday, 03 June 2021 / Published in LATEST NEWS

“Synthetic fuels have become an important way of reaching carbon neutral utilization of hydrocarbon-based fuels for combustion engines”.

In order to create viable conditions for sustainable climate transition to a true fossils independent society we must be realistic from both an economic and environmental perspective.

Time and high costs for infrastructure changes, complex purchasing models throughout the transport sector and last but not least, a clear agenda must be drawn up on how to handle and recycle all types of no longer desirable means of transport.

All alternatives regarding fuels and engines must be considered before making a decision on what to prioritize and support by decision-makers.

Choice of route is of utmost importance if we are to manage an sustainable transition to a fossil-independent transport sector.

Swestep’s CC Process (Catalytic Conversion Process // Feedstock Recycling and Energy Recovery) is a sustainable solution for the production of renewable synthetic aviation fuels.

SWESTEP’s end products are renewable synthetic fuels, (For the entire transport sector – Air, Land and Sea) 
or
A synthetic raw oil that can be refined into performance chemicals as a fossil-free alternative to the entire Petrochemical industry sector.
 
Swestep offers a ” Sustainable Game Changer” where we can stop depleting our earth’s resources and turn waste into assets with high value.

#Swestep – Next Generation Recycling Technology

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 / Published in LATEST NEWS

To enable all plastic-based products to become circular, from the packaging industry to the automotive industry, requires both a sustainable and green technology that corresponds to future producer responsibility.

Producer responsibility and requirements for sorting and material recycling of plastic waste shall be set against the Swedish Government’s decision on a ban of direct incineration or disposal of waste that is collected separately to be prepared for reuse or for material recycling.

Today, only a small part of all plastic is recycled, and this is done mechanically. Simplified, you can say that you recycle plastic into plastic, but Mechanical Recycling often gives a lower quality than the original, which affects the requirements the plastics industry have to take towards durability and quality on the end product.

The challenge is to create new conditions for a sustainable circular production of plastic and see the challenge from a product-life cycle perspective, with focus on identifying raw material that can replace the market’s dependence of fossil raw materials. It will require a technology that can produce a chemical raw liquid (Synthetic oil) that can be refined into performance chemicals that meet the market requirements.

One of the alternatives is Feedstock Recycling, a broader type of chemical recycling process. Here, the Swedish company SWESTEP has come a long way, the company’s CC technology (Catalytic Conversion Process) can recycle all types of hydrocarbon-based waste into a synthetic CO2 neutral oil that gives the industry greater flexibility, as it gives the plastics more lives. A circular recycling technology that can be repeated several times, and each time contributes the same benefit to the environment.

-So, now is the time ready to break the industry’s fossil dependence and stop depleting the earth’s resources. Create viable conditions for a true circular economy, where the focus is on sustainable value chains with a recycling technology that can minimize the plastic’s ecological footprint.

Time to take the next step
Time for change
#Swestep

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Monday, 27 April 2020 / Published in LATEST NEWS

 

Swestep acquires new patents that will revolutionize production of fossil-free fuels

Swestep announces that they have acquired four patents for technology that will revolutionize the production of fossil-free fuels.

These four patents enables a more efficient production of renewable fuels from waste from paper and biomass and other organic waste including plastics, using Swestep’s CC technology.

– Swestep’s technology and the patents we have acquired mean that it is now possible to extract more renewable energy from waste from the paper and pulp industry than before. In addition, the investment cost is a fraction compared to what alternatives in the market require. This is an unbeatable combination, fully in line with what we have previously offered to handle other organic waste and plastics for other fossil-dependent industries globally, ”says Karl-Magnus Mattsson, CEO and founder of Swestep.

The basic function of CC technology is to convert organic waste, such as lignin, into a liquid end product which can be used directly as fuel or chemical raw material to refine into performance chemicals for the production of plastic, textile, glue or cosmetics. The oil can also be used as raw material for further processing – for example in the form of hydrogenation / additives to conventional diesel.

Through the process combinations that the patent covers, an efficient production of renewable fuels is obtained from primarily wood raw materials, including related waste such as lignin. The tests conducted with lignin show high cost efficiency.

– The Swestep process produces a liter of diesel from three kilos of lignin and biomass. It blends into one third each of non-recyclable plastics and cardboard products, which otherwise are burned up, with the biomass we get 1 liter of diesel from about 2.5 kg of waste, says Karl-Magnus Mattsson.

The first deliveries of customer facilities are expected to be up and running in 2020. Two of these plants are planned to be built in Sweden.

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The SWESTEP process technology can effectively recycle all hydrocarbon-based waste, including plastic, into renewable additives and fuels for Air-Land-Sea or a virgin sustainable raw oil to refine into liquids or performance chemicals for the petrochemical industry. (Raw materials/liquids that can help fossil dependent industries close the loop for future production of textile, cosmetic, medicine and plastic)

Saturday, 18 April 2020 / Published in blog, LATEST NEWS

Plastic is Fantastic

If made Circular and Sustainable with clear rules, laws and requirements about where/how it must be recycled

Today, most of all plastic waste goes to incineration and only a minor part is mechanically recycled. In addition, mechanical material recycling gives plastics a lower quality than the original.

Therefore, it is important to highlight feedstock recycling as a justifiable and profitable alternative for industry to produce green plastic products with guaranteed quality that meet the sustainability and environmental requirements.

Swestep’s CC Process is an efficient method for plastic recycling, the waste can be broken down at molecular level and deliver an oil product that can be refined into performance chemicals and/or new optional plastic products that meets the industry quality requirements.

– Another advantage of Swestep’s technology is that it also allows a gradual phase-out of fossil dependence.

Plastic waste recycling is poised to be the most important and transformative trend in the petrochemicals industry during the coming decade. Replacing plastic with other materials is not practical. When considering all aspects of the product lifecycle, plastics have a much lower environmental cost than their alternative materials.

So, while opportunities exist to reduce per capita plastic consumption, the solution to plastic waste must include the ongoing use of plastics for their superior material properties.

The end products are renewable fuels, energy and/or a chemical raw material (in liquid form) that can be processed into performance chemicals and new materials for all fossil-dependent industries.

Important to emphasize is that Swestep’s patented CC process (Catalytic Conversion Process) mimic natures decay process, but in contrast to that it takes nature millions of years Swestep’s solution do it under 6 minutes.

The technology is a combined feedstock-, chemical-, and mechanical recycling process that can recycle all hydrocarbon-based waste and residues. (Including contaminated waste, end of life products and flame retardant material)

VALUE CYCLE – CIRCULARITY STEPS
Priority is given to circularity, and therefore it is graded in the following order;
1. Reuse, 2. Mechanical Recycling, 3. Feedstock Recycling. However, all solutions have their pros and cons. – Quality requirements, handling, sorting, cost, time, profitability and environmental impact.

INFORMATION – The CC process is NOT an incineration technology – There are no chimneys; Thanks to that the production process runs under 300°C there are no cancerogenic (Furans, dioxins…) emissions produced.

Time to take the next step
Time for change
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