Davy Process and Sekab form strategic ethanol partnership
UK petrochemical technology company Davy Process Technology and Swedish ethanol player Sekab E-Technology will work together to develop technology for the production of lignocellulosic sugars for onward production of ethanol and other green chemicals.
The collaboration will look into furthering CelluTech, Sekab’s lignocellulosic-based biorefinery technology, created in partnership with Swedish universities.
The technology’s platform includes thermochemical pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis to initially produce sugars and other products from lignocellulosic materials. The platform can be adapted to a variety of raw materials such as wood, straw, corn residues and bagasse.
‘We are convinced that the partnership will bring forward process technologies that will deliver premium products for the biofuels and chemical industries,’ Sekab E-Technology executive VP Thore Lindgren says.