Green chemicals from the forest industry residues, Sekab in Sweden
AFRY is delivering a wide range of services in Sekab’s full-scale production facility as a continuation for earlier concept in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.
The planned facility in Örnsköldsvik will produce green chemicals from the forestry industry residues. The goal of the project is to upgrade and commercialize technology solutions geared towards the production of sustainable biofuels and green chemical products. Sekab’s CelluAPP® is developed to process biomasses into new bio-based raw materials such as sugar, ethanol and lignin which in turn can be used for several end products such as biofuels, asphalt and pharmaceuticals.
We see AFRY as a valuable partner based on their deep and broad expertise in the Bio-based industry and other industrial sectors, while we feel secure with AFRY's local presence and global strength. AFRY's industrial and process technology expertise and their external perspective to our internal development work ensures that we can work in an efficient and quality-assured way in close cooperation and dialogue
Monica Normark, Chief Technology Officer at Sekab
The start of the pre-engineering phase of the facility will take place in late 2021. AFRY will deliver a wide scale of services, such as project management services and process, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, automation and building engineering as part of an ongoing feasibility study and permit application process. In addition, AFRY is providing sustainability analysis and environmental services as well as resources for the project owner.
We are honored that Sekab has chosen us as a partner when they now move forward with the goal of scaling up and industrializing their own developed technology. We look forward to contributing to Sekab's development for a more sustainable industry
Lisa Vedin, Head of Process Industries Sweden at AFRY
Project: Engineering partner
Project location: Örnsköldsvik
Project start: 2020
AFRY Scope of Services delivered:
- Project management services, process, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, automation and building engineering
- Ongoing feasibility study and permit application process
- Sustainability analysis
- Environmental services
- New technologies and bio-materials are a key factor in achieving a sustainable and fossil-free society
- Sekab is upgrading solutions towards sustainable biofuels and green chemical products
- CelluAPP® to process biomasses into bio-based raw materials