7 November 2020

Feasibility of making biochemicals from wood

With increasing demand for green chemicals, Sweden’s Sekab sees an opportunity to contribute to climate change adaptation by commercialising its technology.

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The company has developed technology to create renewable raw materials from the forest. The technology is called CelluAPP, it takes residual products from the forest, such as sawdust, and processes them into green raw materials such as wood sugar, ethanol and lignin. The technology has been developed and tested in a demonstration plant and is now ready for scale up.

Sekab has begun a feasibility study to investigate the conditions for building a production facility. The feasibility study will be completed in the autumn of 2022.