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The ValChem project now starts to deliver sugar

The ValChem project now starts to deliver sugar

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 03:39 EST

The ValChem project, in which chemical and technology company SEKAB participates as one of four players, has now delivered the first larger quantities of sugar solution. The project develops and demonstrates how green chemical products can be produced using raw material from the forest.

Tomas Nilsson new CEO of SEKAB

Tomas Nilsson new CEO of SEKAB

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2015 08:36 EST

Tomas Nilsson had been appointed new CEO and President of chemical company SEKAB. His previous position was that of Production Manager at SCA Obbola AB.

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UPM and SEKAB in cooperation for forestry-based chemicals

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2015 08:20 EDT

Bio- and forest industry company UPM is starting a major project aimed at demonstrating processes for the production of green chemical products using forest raw materials. SEKAB, the Swedish chemicals company, is participating contributing its technology to convert forest product residues into sugars and lignin. The EU is investing EUR 13 million in the project.

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UPM’s ValChem project receives significant EU funding to demonstrate wood to chemicals value chain

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2015 11:00 EDT

ValChem (Value added chemical building blocks and lignin from wood) is an ambitious project combining the competences of forest, chemical and bio-technology industries to realise a sustainable and innovative integrated process from wood to end products.

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Locally grown plastics – is it possible?

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 04:38 EDT

Locally grown plastics is a newly established, unique partnership that includes the entire manufacturing chain for bio- based plastics – from the forest industry to packaging producers. The project is cooperation between SEKAB, Sveaskog, Holmen, Södra, Borealis, Trioplast, Tetra Pak and SP Processum. SP Processum is the main project sponsor for this partnership.

SEKAB recruits expert in biotechnology

SEKAB recruits expert in biotechnology

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2014 08:00 EDT

SEKAB E-Technology has recruited Roberth Byström as its new expert on biotechnology. He will be working on the development and commercialisation of SEKAB’s technology platform CelluAPP®.

Good news for green chemistry in new EU industrial policy

Good news for green chemistry in new EU industrial policy

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2014 08:03 EST

For the first time, access to bio-based raw materials is highlighted as a priority issue for industrial development in European Commission’s new communication. Since the high import duty on bio-ethanol is one of the biggest barriers to growth of bio-based chemistry in Europe, SEKAB welcomes this and looks forward to hearing what measures will be taken to improve the situation.

SEKAB recruits expert on biofuels

SEKAB recruits expert on biofuels

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2014 09:25 EST

SEKAB has hired Lena Nordgren as the company's new expert on renewable fuels. She will be working with SEKAB's ED95 biofuel for buses and lorries.

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SEKAB signs partner agreement with Wine & Agro LLP. New sales and logistics agreement opens doors for European expansion

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2013 02:07 EDT

SEKAB, a leading player in the field of the ethanol based chemicals and biofuels, today announced a partner agreement with Wine & Agro LLP. According to the agreement, SEKAB will act as a sales agent for the marketing and sale of Russian high quality bioethanol in the European market.

SEKAB Welcomes SP’s Engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant

SEKAB Welcomes SP’s Engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2013 05:53 EDT

SEKAB E-Technology welcomes SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden’s (SP) engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant in Örnsköldsvik, previously known as the Ethanol Pilot. SP and SEKAB have signed an agreement, which ensures continued operations of the demonstration plant. SP is planning to expand the operation’s focus to the development of additional sustainable products.

Davy Process Technology Ltd and  SEKAB E-Technology AB Form Strategic Partnership

Davy Process Technology Ltd and SEKAB E-Technology AB Form Strategic Partnership

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2013 02:00 EDT

Davy Process Technology Ltd and SEKAB E-Technology join forces in the development of groundbreaking technology for the production of lignocellulosic sugars, for onward production of ethanol and other green chemicals.

SEKAB launches web pages on sustainability

SEKAB launches web pages on sustainability

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2012 08:00 EST

To be able to tell you more about our sustainability efforts SEKAB is launching a section on the website dedicated solely to sustainability. SEKAB is one of the largest green tech companies in Sweden and we want to make our contribution to raising the issue of what companies can do to increase awareness of sustainability issues.

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Effective enzymes for the degradation of cellulose - SEKAB and Dyadic in cooperation on verification

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2012 07:24 EDT

Better and more hard-hitting enzymes for breaking down cellulose result in a more efficient production of bioethanol for biofuels and green chemicals. SEKAB E-Technology is one of the few companies with the ability to test innovations within the field on a scale, transferable to an industrial production scale.

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SEKAB's Ethanol Based Biofuels First to Receive Sustainability Decision from the Swedish Energy Agency

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2012 02:00 EST

SEKAB is one out of four companies to receive a sustainability decision for biofuels and bioliquids from the Swedish Energy Agency. The sustainability decision is the first ever to be granted in Sweden, which proves that SEKAB’s fuel is guaranteed durable, a prerequisite for obtaining tax exemption for renewable fuels as of February 1, 2012.

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SEKAB E-Technology AB Ends its Operational Commitment in the Ethanol Pilot

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2011 09:00 EST

SEKAB announced today that the company will end the operation and collaboration agreement for maintenance and operation of the Ethanol Pilot, owned by EPAB (Ethanol Pilot of Sweden AB). SEKAB has been working with EPAB to secure the occupancy and financing required for the continued operation of the Ethanol Pilot, but so far without results.

SEKAB signs partner agreement with Jubilant Pharmaceuticals NV Belgium  – New marketing, logistics agreement opens doors for European expansion

SEKAB signs partner agreement with Jubilant Pharmaceuticals NV Belgium – New marketing, logistics agreement opens doors for European expansion

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2011 01:00 EDT

SEKAB BioFuels & Chemicals AB has signed a partner agreement with Jubilant Pharmaceuticals, European subsidiary of an India-based global pharma company Jubilant Life Sciences which provides Life Science Products and Services across the value chain, serving its customers globally with its ground presence in India, North America, Europe and China.

A delegation of diplomats from 29 countries visit SEKAB and the biorefinery centre in Örnsköldsvik

A delegation of diplomats from 29 countries visit SEKAB and the biorefinery centre in Örnsköldsvik

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2011 02:34 EDT

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and diplomats from 29 embassies are visiting the companies in the biorefinery centre in Domsjö, in the Örnsköldsvik region today, Monday 28th of March. One of the purposes of the visit is to show the delegation how the companies in the area cooperate in order to maximize the output of the wood that the forests in the region provide.

Taurus Energy/SEKAB receives 2010 Technology of the Year Award

Taurus Energy/SEKAB receives 2010 Technology of the Year Award

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2011 07:01 EST

The partnership of Taurus Energy and SEKAB is the recipient of this year’s Biofuel Digest Award for Technology of the Year.

SEKAB proves that Taurus Energy's yeast works effectively on a large scale – Important milestone in the production of ethanol from cellulose-based raw materials

SEKAB proves that Taurus Energy's yeast works effectively on a large scale – Important milestone in the production of ethanol from cellulose-based raw materials

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2010 04:36 EST

SEKAB E-Technology and Taurus Energy have successfully carried out a three-week long industrial demo scale evaluation of Taurus Energy's yeast. The yeast has been specially developed, and, in contrast to ordinary yeast, it can ferment pentose as well as hexose. It is a crucial step on the way towards commercialising a process for producing ethanol from cellulose-based raw materials.

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Sustainability Award for SEKAB

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2009 08:21 EDT

BRUSSELS, March 19/PRNewswire/ - Swedish bioenergy company SEKAB was presented the prestigious “Sustainable Bioethanol Award” for its development of verified sustainable ethanol and the technology for bioethanol based on cellulose at an event in Brussels including the world’s foremost leaders in biofuels