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.
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)