JP Morgan Friberg represented Swestep as speaker in Panaji, Goa India at the conference “URBAN SUSTAINABLE and SMART CITY EVENT”, where waste management was high on the agenda.
The conference was interesting, uplifting and productive, among the participants were decision-making politicians, university and several companies in the private sector working with waste management, infrastructure and urban planning.
INFORMATION – The Urban Sustainability and Smart City (USSC)
The USSC Event is a series of 4 events conducted under the India – EU Urban Partnership (IEUP), a project between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, and the European Union, to support the implementation of smart, resilient and sustainable urban development in India.
On the agenda on the USSC Event was; developments in the areas of mobility, solid waste management and urban resilience. The event was facilitated by the AETS-IEUP project team over two days and have participants from the public and private sector from India and the EU.
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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
Meeting with Norrecco in Copenhagen Denmark
Positive signals from meeting with Norrecco. The dialogue is now entering the next phase of setting up SWESTEP Installations in Denmark.
Norrecco’s interest lies in strengthening its positioning in the Danish Recycling Market, through the ability to offer a more sustainable and viable alternative, especially in the field of plastic recycling.
The first step is to look at setting up a SWESTEP Plant in Copenhagen Harbor.
Karl Magnus Mattsson – SWESTEP
Søren Eriksen – Norrecco
Martin Porsgaard – NISA
Karsten Ludvigsen – Norrecco
Trash to cash: How SWESTEP gives plastic waste a new life
People all over the world are throwing out large quantities of plastic each year, representing a huge sustainability issue. SWESTEP aims to address this by converting household plastic waste into sustainable oil and new plastic raw materials.
Over the past year, the Swedish green tech company has been working closely with 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”.
Source DAILY PLANET; Read the full article – click here
NEWS FROM – MARKET
Axfood in Sweden takes its climate responsibility and stops choosing to fuel their trucks with HVO.
Åsa Domeij Sustainability Manager / Axfood says;
Now we stop to refuel our trucks with HVO, it contains palm oil and large-scale production of the risks driving the deforestation of the rainforest. Instead, Axfood calls for actions that promote the production of sustainable biofuels.
SWESTEP welcomes this decision, and hopes that more companies in Sweden will follow and choose renewable fuels that will not affect the natural balance of nature’s fauna. We recommend to look at WTL (Waste To Liquid) or WTE (Waste To Energy) as an alternative. Organic waste, incl. plastics is the future green raw material to produce renewable fuels that is viable in the coming CO2 Neutral Economy.
Source MARKET – Read the full article (in Swedish) – click here