Tag: Sweden

Doctoral thesis on bioluminescent textiles opens up new applications

Doctoral thesis on bioluminescent textiles opens up new applications

October 26, 2020 |

In Sweden, doctoral candidate Sweta Iyer has created bioluminescent textiles using enzyme immobilization and plasma treatments. “The important research question was to understand the bioluminescent reaction mechanism that exists in different living organisms and the selection of the reaction system. This was important in order to make it possible to use the luminescent effects in […]

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Conversion of Preem’s refinery to renewable diesel begins

Conversion of Preem’s refinery to renewable diesel begins

October 26, 2020 |

In Sweden, conversion of Preem’s refinery in Lysekil has begun. In the latest update to the refinery’s environmental permit, Preem will apply to establish the capacity for the large-scale production of renewable fuels at the refinery, which is estimated to reduce climate emissions by up to 1.7 million tons annually. In an initial phase, Preem […]

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Alfa Laval wins $15M contract support HollyFrontier’s renewable diesel project

Alfa Laval wins $15M contract support HollyFrontier’s renewable diesel project

October 20, 2020 |

In Sweden, Alfa Laval has won an order to supply a processing line to HollyFrontier Corporation to support the production of renewable diesel in the US. The order has a value of approximately $15 million and is booked in the Food Systems unit of the Food & Water Division. Delivery of equipment is scheduled for […]

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European Commission grants Sweden another year for biofuels tax exemption

European Commission grants Sweden another year for biofuels tax exemption

October 12, 2020 |

In Belgium, European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the prolongation of the tax exemption measure for biofuels in Sweden. Sweden has exempted liquid biofuels from energy and CO₂ taxation since 2002. The scheme was prolonged following the Commission decision in case SA. 48069 in 2017 until 31 December 2020. By this decision, […]

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Preem cancels refinery expansion plans in favor of renewables

Preem cancels refinery expansion plans in favor of renewables

September 28, 2020 |

In Sweden, Hydrocarbon Engineering reports that Preem has cancelled plans to expand refinery capacity at Lysekil intended for producing low sulfur petroleum products and will instead redirect the would-be investment towards expanding renewable fuel production. The company is already the country’s largest renewable fuel producer and aims to increase that position. It plans to submit […]

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Air bp delivers 210 metric tons of SAF to Swedavia

Air bp delivers 210 metric tons of SAF to Swedavia

September 23, 2020 |

In Sweden, Air bp has delivered 210 tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). Swedavia and its partners SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat procured the fuel through a joint tender, as part of an initiative to promote the large-scale production of SAF and its […]

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Absolut biobased: Vodka brand rolls out paper bottle prototypes

Absolut biobased: Vodka brand rolls out paper bottle prototypes

September 7, 2020 |

In Sweden, popular vodka brand Absolut has rolled out 2,000 paper bottle prototypes ahead of a wider production run in November. The prototypes are made of 57% paper, with the balance made from 100% recycled plastic. The first bottles will be available in Sweden and the UK, with wider distribution in spring after consumer feedback. […]

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Stora Enso to build pilot plant for fiber-based foam material Cellufoam

Stora Enso to build pilot plant for fiber-based foam material Cellufoam

August 27, 2020 |

In Sweden, Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam by Stora Enso, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning. Bio-based foams are renewable and recyclable and can be used in packaging, for example, to replace oil-based polymer foams which are widely used today. The pilot plant will be located […]

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Swedish company introduces electric delivery trucks made of flax

Swedish company introduces electric delivery trucks made of flax

July 20, 2020 |

In Sweden, a vehicle startup hopes to revolutionize urban logistics with a fully electric delivery vehicle boasting numerous biobased elements. Volta Trucks CEO Rob Fowler says every Volta Zero will remove tonnes of CO2 from city atmospheres. “[W]e believe that sustainability is more than just tailpipe emissions, so we have taken an environmental-first approach to […]

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Sekab teams on using lignin to pave roads

Sekab teams on using lignin to pave roads

July 16, 2020 |

In Sweden, the companies Peab Asfalt and Sekab have reached a milestone by replacing a fraction of the oil-based bitumen with softwood lignin on a highly busy road area in Sweden. The progress has been made under the EU project Rewofuel. The Rewofuel project is starting the first attempts to lay asphalt with lignin on […]

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