The SEKAB Group

SEKAB is one of Sweden’s largest cleantech companies and is among Europé’s leading players in the field of ethanol. We import, produce and refine bioethanol into fossil-free green chemicals and biofuels. We believe that the road to a sustainable future is via green alternatives. This is why SEKAB is also developing the next generation of ethanol process-based on renewable raw material cellulose. Our society is facing an enormous challenge where old sources of energy must be replaced by renewable ones. SEKAB is one of Europe’s leading ethanol players and we want to contribute to a future where the demand for fossil fuels and raw material is reduced. We do this by producing and importing ethanol which we refine to both biofuels and green chemicals.

Company details

P.O. Box 286 , Örnsköldsvik , SE-891 26 Sweden

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Energy - Bioenergy
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1985
Employees:
101-1000

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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In Domsjö near Örnsköldsvik, in the midst of the northern forests, lies the cradle of the Swedish chemical industry. This is where SEKAB has its roots. The first drops of ethanol were produced in this area as early as in 1909 and it is with over one hundred years of combined experience we now move on to the next generation of sustainable bioethanol and innovative solutions in green chemistry.

Our society is facing an enormous challenge where old sources of energy must be replaced by renewable ones. SEKAB is one of Europe’s leading ethanol players and we want to contribute to a future where the demand for fossil fuels and raw material is reduced. We do this by producing and importing ethanol which we refine to both biofuels and green chemicals.

Ethanol for biofuel and green chemicals

The ethanol we produce and import is used in our various fuels and is also refined into green chemistry products that end up as products that we use in our everyday lives. Windscreen washer fluid, vinegar, water-based paints, pharmaceuticals, perfumes, cleaning products, varnishes and inks are some examples of the end-results of our green chemistry. All these products which are usually made from oil can with great benefit to the climate instead be produced from renewable ethanol.

Our biofuel ED95 is an ethanol based fuel for adapted diesel engines. It consists of 95 percent pure ethanol. ED95 provides both good energy effect and reduces climate change.

SEKAB has since the beginning been the main force behind the development of the E85 market in Sweden.  No other country in Europe has conducted such large and consistent efforts to make biofuels available to everyone.

Unique technology for production of cellulosic ethanol

In the Biorefinery Demo Plant in Örnsköldsvik we have developed commercial technologies to produce cellulosic ethanol from many kinds of raw materials, including wood chips, straw and sugarcane bagasse.

SEKAB’s technology is ranked among the top five globally. At the moment we are involved in several pilot studies with companies from around the world who with our help are examining the potential of various types of by-products rich in cellulose.

Strength in numbers

Our major strength is our home ground development area of Domsjö. Domsjö’s advanced biorefinery is to be found here and it is also known as the Biorefinery of the Future. In this environment we and other companies in the process industry interact with the university and the community in the Umeå and Örnsköldsvik region to take advantage of our northern forestry resources in the best way. Together we want to make more from our trees.

The ethanol we produce and import is used in our various fuels and is also refined into green chemistry products that end up as products that we use in our everyday lives. Windscreen washer fluid, vinegar, water-based paints, pharmaceuticals, perfumes, cleaning products, varnishes and inks are some examples of the end-results of our green chemistry. All these products which are usually made from oil can with great benefit to the climate instead be produced from renewable ethanol.

Our biofuel ED95 is an ethanol based fuel for adapted diesel engines. It consists of 95 percent pure ethanol. ED95 provides both good energy effect and reduces climate change.

SEKAB has since the beginning been the main force behind the development of the E85 market in Sweden.  No other country in Europe has conducted such large and consistent efforts to make biofuels available to everyone.

At our demonstration plant in Örnsköldsvik we have developed commercial technologies to produce cellulosic ethanol from many kinds of raw materials, including wood chips, straw and sugarcane bagasse.

SEKAB’s technology is ranked among the top five globally. At the moment we are involved in several pilot studies with companies from around the world who with our help are examining the potential of various types of by-products rich in cellulose.

Our major strength is our home ground development area of Domsjö. Domsjö’s advanced biorefinery is to be found here and it is also known as the Biorefinery of the Future. In this environment we and other companies in the process industry interact with the university and the community in the Umeå and Örnsköldsvik region to take advantage of our northern forestry resources in the best way. Together we want to make more from our trees.

SEKAB is a manufacturer and distributor of green solutions in the field of chemicals and fuels for a sustainable future. In everything we do, we take responsibility for the environment, health and safety and ensure that our products are of the highest quality. Our operations are based on the following core values:

  • The environment
  • Quality
  • Health and safety

SEKAB operates according to the principles of sustainable development. Current and future needs must be met based on consideration for future generations. SEKAB shall meet customers and interested parties’ expectations based on sound legal and ethical values.

At a ceremony in Brussels SEKAB was awarded the “Sustainable Bioethanol Award” for its contributions to the development of verified sustainable ethanol and to the technology for second generation ethanol based on cellulose. The British company, Green Power Conferences, was the initiator of this prize which was first awarded at the World Biofuels Markets Conference in Brussels. An independent jury of seven international researchers and scientists was responsible for the selection of SEKAB from a number of companies nominated in the bioethanol category.

SEKAB operates according to EMS ISO 14001:2004 and SEKAB BioFuels & Chemicals are environmentally certified to ISO 14001 standards. In this way we have control over the environmental work and development and the standard helps us to continuously reduce our operations’ overall environmental impact.

We operate according to the ISO 9001 quality management system. By following this international standard, we not only have more satisfied customers we also have reduced our operating costs.

SEKAB is affiliated to the international environmental programme Responsibility and Care. This implies that in our operations we put the health and safety of our staff, surroundings and the environment first.

SEKAB BioFuels & Chemicals has a sustainability certification as a trader according to ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification).This means that we meet international sustainability standards that help to protect our environment and our climate.