– Purely a question about resources now and in the future
The world’s population is growing rapidly, but the resources we need to share are not increasing with it. That’s why we do what we do – we provide industry and society with sustainable chemical products and biofuels.
Here we have collected what we've done, work in progress and our challenges in a document
Plant for green
SEKAB is one of the world’s few producers of entirely green chemical alternatives. The heart of production is the chemical plant in Örnsköldsvik where, we can produce from biomass and purified emissions.
We established and built the market for E85
Introducing a new fuel is not easy. Nobody wants to buy a car until they can fill it up, and no one wants to install a pump until they have customers. Even so, E85 became an established fuel in Sweden in just a few decades – SEKAB was one of the major driving forces behind this process.
Guaranteed climate and environmen- tal benefits throughout the supply chain
Since there are no defined criteria for sustainable biofuels, SEKAB drew up its own sustainability criteria: the Verified Sustainable Ethanol Initiative, launched in 2008 and gave SEKAB a world price
ED95 reduces emissions
Nearly all heavy goods vehicles are run on diesel, a fuel that has a negative impact on our climate, the local environment and people’s health. SEKAB has developed ED95, an ethanol fuel that reduces emissions of fossil CO2 by up to 80 per cent.
Green chemicals are crucial to a climate-safe society
Cosmetics, paint and even food – many everyday products begin as fossil raw materials and therefore contribute to climate change. But there are alternatives. SEKAB produces green chemicals with much lower carbon footprints that will help wean us from oil dependency.
We use the cellulose method to refine waste products
Fractionation of cellulose gives us carbon-neutral fuels, chemicals and raw materials for industry. This method works everywhere biomass is available.
now and in the future
Our society is totally dependent on fossil energy and fossil raw materials such as oil, coal and gas. We will never be able to replace oil. Instead, we must find new sources of energy, new materials, and above all we must learn to use less energy.
How do we reach the CO2 targets?
The Government has determined that the Swedish vehicle fleet shall be fossil fuel-independent by 2030. The EU has set a target of 50 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Thousands of puzzle pieces must fit together if we are to succeed in making our society climate-neutral.
Food vs. fuel
A question we need to consider is the wide-spread “food versus fuel” objection to the production of biofuels. As a major player in the ethanol industry, SEKAB must constantly work to ensure that our fuels and chemicals do not compete with food production. Our ultimate goal is to sell only ethanol produced from waste products.