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SEKAB to showcase CelluAPP conversion tech platform at World Bio Markets

Biojet, ethanol or bioplastics – the technology to produce renewable bio-based fuels and chemicals from softwood residues is ready for scale-up says Sweden-based bioprocess developer SEKAB E-Technology. The company will showcase its CelluAPP technology platform at the upcoming World Bio Markets event in Amsterdam.
"In order to tackle climate change, Europe will need all available bioethanol that can be produced" says Monica Normark, CelluAPP Process Manager, SEKAB E-Technology.

Monica Normark, Chemical Engineer and CelluAPP Process Manager at SEKAB E-Technology.

Biojet, ethanol or bioplastics – the technology to produce renewable bio-based fuels and chemicals from softwood residues is ready for scale-up says Sweden-based bioprocess developer SEKAB E-Technology.
“Our technology is unique. Through using softwood residues, we can contribute to the phasing-out of fossil raw materials in Europe,” says Monica Normark, Chemical Engineer and CelluAPP Process Manager at SEKAB E-Technology here seen taking questions during Lignofuels 2019 conference in Oslo, Norway.

According to SEKAB E-Technology, the R&D business arm of SEKAB, the technology to make bioplastics from softwood is here and at the World Bio Markets 2019 event that takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands next week, the company will showcase its CelluAPP conversion technology platform.

In order to tackle climate change, Europe will need all available bioethanol that can be produced. Our technology is unique. Through using softwood residues, we can contribute to the phasing-out of fossil raw materials in Europe, said Monica Normark, Chemical Engineer and CelluAPP Process Manager at SEKAB E-Technology.

The patented CelluAPP technology platform converts softwood residues into sugar and lignin. These in turn that can be fermented and/or refined into other base chemicals or products such as ethanol, biojet fuel or bioplastics. The technology is ready to be employed in plants for large-scale production and available by license from SEKAB. No such plants exist today though SEKAB says that it is willing to assist in plant design, both new build, and retrofit.

Using our technology, it will be possible in the future to make bioplastics with much lower climate impact than traditional fossil-based plastics. The bioplastics are also biodegradable in soil or water within two years, said Monica Normark.

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