The meeting with RECONOR was open, positive, effective and constructive.
Reconor’s CEO and COO where both confident, and at the meeting it was decided that we would go ahead with the goal of setting up the first SWESTEP plant in Denmark.
But, first step will be to carry out a due diligence, including a test run where they are given the opportunity to test feedstock, by their own choice, and get a complete picture of the process, technology, and economy.
We have great hopes of setting up Denmark’s first SWESTEP Plant 2018, but first we will complete the test, which we expect will be conducted during Q4 2017.
The agenda was around how our technology could be a possible alternative
for ”Kemiföretagen i Stenungsunds” vision to become fossil-free in 2030.
Discussions where also on how and where can other sustainable and viable solution that
meets the requirements seen from both the circular and CO2 neutral economies be found.
We sincerely hope that they understand and see the benefits and opportunities of our SWESTEP
technology that can recycle and process all types of organic waste, including plastics and initially
produce renewable fuel and eventually sustainable liquids or oils that can help many fossil
dependent industries to close the loop.
SWESTEP offers an economic viable solution. A SWESTEP Plant that can combine a feedstock
mix of MSW from the municipality residues from industries and biomass from forests
(A solid foundation for needed input material).
If the final product then becomes a renewable fuel or a liquid/oil that can be processed into valuable
performance chemicals, additives or lubricants to fossil-dependent industries is up to the market
to decide. The demand of new sustainable and circular raw materials and liquids is global, so we are
looking forward seeing what the next step will be ..
FEEDSTOCK RECYCLING WORKSHOP
The workshop was held at Johannesberg Science
Park at Chalmers in Gothenburg.
The workshops focus is to find viable ways for
molecular recovery (so-called feedstock recycling).
The goal within this project is to find solutions to recycle different grades of plastic
into new sustainable raw materials and circular materials with product characteristics
that correspond to the markets need and requirements. This is important in order to
increase recovery, circularity and reduce the dependence of fossil raw materials.
The participants in workshop/project are a broad mix of representatives from
universities, waste management companies, petrochemical industry, municipalities
and several companies from the private sector.
Within this “Feedstock Recycling Project” the ambition is to find answers on if
there is enough interest and knowledge to drive a future test bed and how it should
be designed in the form of technology and business model. The outcome/result will
be presented in a report for decision makers from both the public and private sector.
Climate KIC Nordic in Denmark has nominated SWESTEP for
the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2017.
The prize goes to a company, organisation or individual for exemplary
efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business or
work or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of
Two-day seminar on Green Bonds in Gothenburg,
included workshops on green financing, the future
of green cities and, last but not least, new regulations
Several interesting participants from municipalities,
companies, banks and financial institutions.
Both good new contacts and tangible results
through our participation in this workshop.
To be continued…
Fruitful and interesting day full of meetings with both the municipal
responsible Camilla Svensson – Head of Waste Technical Operations
at Stenungsund and Vice President Lars Lind – Bio Fuels from Perstorp.
We look forward to the next step in this dialogue on cooperation
between the municipality, the locally established Petrochemical
Industries and SWESTEP
To be continued…
SWESTEP invited to Copenhagen by CLEAN on
finding solutions for ”Innovative plastic sorting
and reprocessing solution
Creative Director, JP Morgan Friberg gave a speech on SWESTEP’s
technology as well as a general picture of the difference between
– Reusing and Recycling plastic waste and residues – from a circular
economic perspective with focus on the product lifecycle and future
The challenge is that, through an announced, Danish international Tender,
come up with viable and profitable solutions throughout the value chain.
From collection and sorting to processing and recycling the plastic waste into
renewable non-fossil end products and/or liquids
To be continued…
Environment and Energy Fund Denmark – Support validation of Swestep’s process
Copenhagen politicians, just over three years ago, adopted a plan to start kick the recycling of the capital’s waste and limit the incineration. The plan meant that 45 per cent of household waste would be recycled in 2018, against 27 per cent in 2010. According to an evaluation made by the municipal officials January 2016, the goal could be achieved if one could find suitable technology that could produce renewable fuel/gas and fertilizers of food residues and other household waste.
The municipality of Copenhagen is interested in testing the SWESTEP patented Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (CDP) Process, which is a ”Liquefaction Technology”. SWESTEP’s technology can offer sustainable renewable fuel production by converting all forms of organic residues and non-fossil fuels, liquid and late-term feedstock to new materials, such as synthesis chemicals, oils and polymers.
The purpose of this project is to validate results from SWESTEP’s technology. The goal is a more cost-effective, climate-friendly and sustainable way of using plastic waste for the production of renewable fuels.
Meeting with Kalogeris Nikolaos, Deputy Head Planning & Environment Region of Crete and Vice Governor Apostolos Voulgarakis of Chania, Crete, Greece.
Region Crete is positive and hope to make Crete to one of the worlds greenest Island . Mr. Kalogeris Nikolaosand and Swestep GR discussed to start a feasibility study using all agricultural residues and make trash to cash, and create new Jobs and Industries in Crete.
In the picture from left; Kalogeris Nikolaos, Deputy Head Planning & Environment Region of Crete. George Kinigalakis Dir. SWESTEP-SEA. Karl-Magnus Mattsson CEO and founder SWESTEP and Elen Papadopolous Dir. SWESTEP- GR.
SWESTEP in negotiations at the office of DEDISA in Chania, Crete, Greece for the intention agreement of establishing a SWESTEP plant in Chania.
In pictured from Left; George Kinigalakis Dir. SWESTEP-SEA , Kostas E Paterakis Manager DEDISA SA, Koutrakis Emm. Ioannis Vice president DEDISA SA, Kontaxakis Michail Manager, Christina Tsamoutsoglou Engineer DEDISA SA, Karl-Magnus Mattsson CEO and Founder SWESTEP /STG AND Eleni Papadopolous Director SWESTEP GR
DEDISA – Is a company working as a Intermunicipal Enterprise Solid Waste Management on the island of Crete