FEBRUARY 7

Climate-friendly transport for green chemicals to Europe

Climate-friendly transport for green chemicals to Europe

Extension of infrastructure solutions to secure a sustainable product and transport solution to meet the demand of green chemicals in Europe.

There is a strong demand from the European market to find solutions for the transition into sustainable products. Brand owners are requesting more bio based chemicals like e.g. glue to become C02 neutral, bio acetic acid is one of the key elements to produce this glue, PVAc, biobased.

Complementary infrastructure solutions at Sekab site in Örnsköldsvik are required to increase the capacity and solutions to deliver green chemicals to existing and new market segments. The project will secure a sustainable product and transport solution by train and sea to meet the demand of green chemicals around Europe.

Today’s infrastructure on site is limited to road and sea but with increased demand in Europe efficient and low carbon transport solutions are needed. Chemical industry located in Central Europe uses transports by railway for secure, efficient and sustainable deliveries. Biobased acetic acid is mainly available through imports from third countries and rail is an efficient and environmental friendly way to compete from Sekabs location in the north of Europe.

This infrastructure project are required to increase the capacity of mainly railway deliveries to Sweden and Europe to be able to deliver to both existing markets and new market segments that currently are dependent on fossil based chemicals and products. The investment also includes necessary complement to the current infrastructure solution on site. With support, Sekab can make these necessary investments in the coming years which will contribute to accelerate the transition into sustainable products. For a fast and positive effect for the climate and environment.

Budget

3MEUR

Timing

2025

Contact information

Ylwa Alwarsdotter
Excecutive Vice President Business Development
Sekab
Mobile: +46703980302
ylwa.alwarsdotter@sekab.com

Swedish green Recovery

The timing of the European Green Deal and the Climate law is excellent. Since around the time of the Paris agreement, there is an impatient willingness to act in the business sector, and we need authorities to catalyse this development.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat was founded to support Sweden’s ambition to decarbonize the transport sector. The Swedish Climate Law set an ambitious sector target for transport –  70 percent reduction of carbon dioxide by 2030. Through 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations the 2030-secretariat is supporting this ambitious development, independent of technical solutions or political parties. We are convinced that we need to work in parallel on behaviour, fuels (all low carbon or zero emission fuels) and vehicle technologies. All is needed.

We invited partners to send in proposals that fit well within Green recovery under the Green Deal. We have collected some 30 proposals, mostly in Sweden, in different areas using different technologies. We, the 2030-secretariat, are a Coalition of the willing with a focus on the target year 2030. There are many initiatives brewing in Sweden.

We strongly support initiatives like the Green recovery fund, and we see an increasing interest to take part. In this work we would like to stress the following:

• Allow for a multitude of solutions. We do not know which technology will be decisive, but we do know that many different technologies will be needed

• Changing our behaviour and the use of digital mobility is as important as legislation for vehicles or fuels. The 2020’s is the decade of digitalization, let’s invite digital solutions into the mobility sector

• Avoid having the good alternatives compete. The future is a combo; electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, biogas and some of the new fuels entering the market

• Do not separate fuels in generations or levels of sophistication. We are interested in the greenhouse gas reduction potential of the fuels, not what they are called

We sense a strong willingness to move forward, a season of change that is both needed and welcome. We hope that these initiatives can inspire. If you like an idea – steal it, if you want to participate, contact the person listed by the project. But most importantly, get inspired by what is possible.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat is made up of 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations joined in one common goal – supporting Sweden in reaching a 70 percent reduction of CO2 in the Swedish transport sector by 2030. We work in three areas, all equally important: vehicle technology, fuels and electrification and behaviour. All three important areas that need to deliver if we are to reach the climate target for the transport sector. The 2030-secretariat is independent from individual companies and political parties and does not favour any specific technology or solution. The reduction of CO2 is what counts. We are equally inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation as we are with grit, the on-going task of increasing efficiency. We need all to reach the climate targets.