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.
UPM’s ValChem project has received EUR 13.1 million funding from the European Union. The project will be done in cooperation with Sekab, METabolic EXplorer and Technische Universität Darmstadt. The total budget of the project is around EUR 18.5 million.
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.
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 signs partner agreement with Wine & Agro LLP. New sales and logistics agreement opens doors for European expansion
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 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 from various types of biomass. The future partners and customers consist of companies, universities and research institutes that are looking to develop next generation fuels and green chemicals.
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.
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