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SEKAB recruits expert on biofuels

Press Release   •   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.

- I look forward to working with SEKAB's renewable fuels for heavy goods
vehicles. We need more ethanol-powered lorries and buses on the roads if the
government's goal of a fossil-free vehicle fleet in 2030 is to be achieved,
says Lena Nordgren.

Since 2003, Lena Nordgren has worked on the development of biofuels for
the future in Sweden and Europe. Among other positions she has had, she was President
of the BioAlcohol Fuel Foundation BAFF, between 2008 and 2010. She has also
extensive experience as a lecturer and organizer of national and international
conferences on sustainability issues and biofuels.

Lena Nordgren has a Masters in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable
Infrastructure from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. She has also
previously worked in the SEKAB Group, most recently at SEKAB E-Technology AB.
During a four-year period, she was a project leader for the largest evaluation ever
to be carried out of ethanol as a fuel. This work took place in eight European
countries within the framework of the partially EU-funded BEST project.

- Lena Nordgren's expertise on sustainable development will make a very
valuable contribution to our work on renewable fuels. If more haulage companies
and bus companies choose ED95 this will benefit the environment, our climate
and people’s health, says Sofie Indevall, Head of the Biofuels Business Area
and Product Manager for ED95 at SEKAB.

ED95 is a renewable biofuel for heavy goods transport vehicles such as
lorries and buses, which SEKAB has worked with for more than 25 years. The fuel
comprises 95 per cent bioethanol and is used in biofuel-adapted diesel engines.
By running on ED95 instead of diesel, it is possible to reduce carbon dioxide
emissions from buses and lorries by up to 90 per cent. Moreover, using ED95 as
fuel greatly reduces emissions of harmful particles into the air. ED95 is available
as finished product biofuel and as so-called masterbatch, which allows ED95 to
be produced locally.


Contact:
Lena Nordgren,
Ethanol Biofuel Expert SEKAB
+46 (0)70-589 64 41
lena.nordgren@sekab.com

Kristina Nilsson, Head of Communications SEKAB
+46 (0)70-274 99 01  
kristina.nilsson@sekab.com

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Society is facing a huge challenge in replacing old energy sources with new ones. SEKAB seeks to play its part in the transition to a future with a reduced demand for fossil fuels and raw materials. We will achieve this through the ethanol we produce and import, turning it into biofuels in various forms and green chemicals.

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