June 2007. Chematur Engineering has sold its SCWO business area.
Chematur Engineering Group has sold their SuperCritical Water technology to an Irish Entrepreneur, John O’Regan. Mr. O’Regan who has previously been active in the UK and Irish Environmental markets will market the Super critical technology through a new business trading under the name of Super Critical Fluids International.
The acquisition initially covers all patents for Supercritical Water held by the Chematur Engineering Group together with associated intellectual property and two demonstration
AquaCritox® (the registered brand name) Supercritical water oxidation plants rated at 225 kg and 1,100 kg per hour. The Chematur Engineering Group will continue to support the new company, and will supply resources to get the prefabricated plant into a customer’s location as soon as possible.
Mr O’Regan believes that the technology has been developed by Chematur to the point where it is now ready for commercialisation. Per Simonsson (Chematur Engineering Group
CEO) said “The Chematur Engineering Group is looking to focus on and develop its core business activities. We will continue to support Mr. O’Regan to ensure that the Supercritical technology can become a commercial success.”
The Supercritical water oxidation technology is particularly suited for the total destruction of wet wastes such as Sewage Sludge, Industrial and Food wastes as it is the most environmentally friendly technology available and allows for efficient energy recovery.
To date, Chematur Engineering Group have supplied the world’s largest Supercritical Water Oxidation plant to Johnston Matthey UK.
January 22, 2007. Biofuels Conferences.
The Third Annual Biofuels Americas Conference & Expo will be held in Cartagena, Colombia. Chematur Engineering of Sweden and Petrobras of Brazil and Colombia are the Title Sponsors for the
Read more: Americas Biofuels press release II 010907.pdf
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy has supplied and successfully started up an Evaporation/Crystallization Plant for nickel Sulphate in Sweden.
Per Simonsson has been appointed as President of Chematur Engineering AB effective from September 1, 2006. Mr Simonsson has been working as vice president since September 2005.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chematur Engineering AB, has received an order from a Finnish client fo the supply of a Crystallization System for Iron Sulphate. The contract includes the basic and detail engineering and supply of the key equipment. The start up will be next autumn.
Chematur Ecoplanning specialises in Evaporation and Crystallisation plants as well as Acid Concentration and purification plants, especially for acids having inorganic
Chematur Ecoplanning has received an order for the supply of the detail engineering for a Hydrogen Peroxide plant in Pakistan.
Chematur Engineering AB has received an order for the Basic Design for a Nitric Acid plant to JFE, Japan. The order is a repeat order of the plant delivered and started up in 2006 to the same client. The plant is based on the Weatherly Nitric Acid technology.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy has received an order from an Indian client for the supply of an Acid Recovery Plant for Spent Sulphuric Acid. The supply includes the basic design and supply of part of the key equipment. Chematur Ecoplanning is cooperating with an Indian engineering
December 7, Chematur Engineering awarded a new order for SuperDebind™
A new order for a SuperDebind™ unit using supercritical carbon dioxide for the debinding step in the Powder Injection Molding industry has been awarded from a reputed Swedish company.
The new order confirms Chematur’s leading edge technology for this
application. Read more about the application
Supercritical Fluid Technology Sweden AB is operating an Environmental Centre fully equipped with pilot units for Supercritical Water and
CO2 applications where tests for tailoring client applications are performed. We welcome enquiries from new clients who would like to explore the benefits
scCO2 and SCWO applications can bring to them.
December 6, 2005. Chematur wins new Biostil® bioethanol contract
Chematur Engineering AB has won a new contract to build a Bioethanol plant in the Czech Republic. Since July this year, Chematur has won four new contracts for bioethanol plants with outputs of 200 000 and 300 000 l/day. Having the most efficient ethanol technology, Biostil®, Chematur is benefiting strongly from the increasing demand for biofuels. We are focusing on refining our proprietary Biostil® technology for all available raw materials, starch as well as sugar.
As one of the world's technology leaders, Chematur has a significant impact on the development of bioethanol production. It has devised innovative and highly efficient chemical processes that are used to produce bioethanol from renewable resources. Biostil®, Chematurs proprietary Bioethanol process uses various types of grain, molasses from cane or sugar beets or sugar juices as raw materials.
Bioethanol is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional fuels. Compared to fossil fuels, bioethanol emits fewer hydrocarbons and less carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.
December 1, 2005. Chematur Ecoplanning Oy wins new Nickel Sulphate Evaporation Contract
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy, a subsidiary of Chematur Engineering AB, has won a new contract to build a Nickel Sulphate Evaporation Plant for Boliden AB in Sweden. The plant will be combined with the Copper Sulphate Crystallisation plant delivered to Boliden in 2001. The plant is designed to have zero toxic emissions.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy as technology partner
As one of the world's technology leaders in its field, Chematur Ecoplanning has a significant impact on the development of evaporation and crystallisation processes. It has devised innovative and highly efficient process equipment that uses specially developed corrosion resisting materials of construction. In addition, Chematur Ecoplanning builds plants that meet the highest environmental standards. The designs are focused on durability and operability and minimizes the down time for cleaning and maintenance.
Chematur Ecoplanning specialises in Evaporation and Crystallisation plants as well as Acid Concentration and purification plants, especially for acids having inorganic impurities. One special application is Waste Acid from Titanium Dioxide production.
Chematur Ecoplanning also have a unique, environmental friendly process for the purification of phosphoric acid.
September 9, 2005. Chematur Engineering wins Ethanol order in the Czech
Chematur Engineering has signed an agreement on engineering work for a
Biostil® plant in the Czech
Republic. The plant will have a capacity of 300 000 LPD. The raw material is grain and the final product is dehydrated ethanol to be used as fuel.
Chematur Engineering’s proprietary Biostil® process was chosen because of its superior performance, cost effectiveness and low environmental
June 21, 2005. Chematur Engineering wins Ethanol order in the Czech
Chematur Engineering has signed an agreement on engineering work for a
Biostil® plant in the Czech Republic. The plant will have a capacity of 200 000
LPD. The raw material is grain and the final product is dehydrated ethanol to be used as fuel.
Chematur Engineering’s proprietary Biostil® process was chosen because of its superior performance, cost effectiveness and low environmental impact.
Following the successful installation of a debinding system using supercritical carbon dioxide for application in the Powder Injection Molding industry, Chematur currently undertakes trials for a new client in our Environmental Centre in Karlskoga, Sweden.
Read more about this application here.
November 20, 2004. Akzo Caustic Concentration Plant in operation
The Performance Test run of the Caustic Concentration Plant of Line 2 at Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals AB in Skoghall, Sweden was succesfully completed on November 20, 2004. The plant produces 150 MTPD of 100% sodium hydroxide concentrated from 32%-wt up to 50%-wt.
October 31, 2004.
The company ElectroCell AB has been divested to a Danish based company. For further information about this company, see
October 4, 2004. AquaCat® plant at Johnson Matthey now taken over
The AquaCat® plant at Johnson Matthey’s Brimsdown site has now been completely taken over by JM, following a very successful guarantee test run on homogeneous catalyst
residue. The plant is already in regular production for heterogeneous spent catalyst on carbon
base, which was foreseen as the main feedstock.
The AquaCat® plant is based on Chematur Engineering’s Supercritical Water Oxidation
(SCWO) technology, Aqua Critox®. The AquaCat technology has been a continuing collaboration between Chematur and JM resulting in the Brimsdown AquaCat plant, being the first commercial SCWO installation in Europe and the largest installation in the world.
Steve Murphy, Managing Director for Chemical Products and Refining Technologies at Johnson Matthey plc
“We at JM see AquaCat technology as a major breakthrough in spent catalyst
refining, from both a technical and environmental impact viewpoint. The process has been a development success and now enables JM to handle a wider variety of catalysts in a more effective and environmentally friendly
way. We believe that AquaCat’s superior performance enables us to offer an improved service to our
Lars Stenmark, Head of Supercritical Fluids at Chematur Engineering AB
“At Chematur we have been developing our Supercritical processes for more than ten
years, now we believe we have proven that SCWO is a process for today. The benefits of a cleaner process displayed by AquaCat can just as easily be transferred into the fields of sludge and many organic waste
destructions. Of special interest is treatment of industrial and municipal sludge in combination with recycling of inorganic components”
The AquaCat® process is jointly patented by JM and Chematur. The background Aqua
Critox® technology is patented by Chematur.
July 6, 2004. AquaCat wins Crystal Faraday Green Chemical Technology Award
Natasha Kaplinsky (BBC Presenter); Prof Brian Harrison, Technology Director, Chemical
Catalysts, Johnson Matthey; Malcolm Wilkinson, Managing Director, Crystal Faraday Parternship at the award dinner in Manchester.
For larger picture click here
On July 6, 2004 Johnson Matthey was awarded the Crystal Faraday Green Chemical Technology award.
The AquaCat technology is a joint development between Johnson Matthey (JM) and Chematur and it is based on Chematur Engineering’s advanced waste destruction process Aqua
Critox. A commercial plant is in successful operation at JM’s Brimsdown
site, north of London.
Read JM’s press release
January 23, 2003. Order for a TDI plant from CDTDI Corporation.
Chematur Engineering has signed a contract for revamping and debottlenecking a TDI plant in Cangzhou, Hebei, P.R. China. The contract was signed with CDTDI in January 2003.
Chematur will provide design and key equipment as well as start- up services in the project that is running on a 16 month time schedule. The debottlenecking will bring the nominal capacity of the plant to 30 000 tpy.
January 2003. Order for a Nitric Acid Plant from Incitec Limited.
Chematur Engineering has signed a contract for a 250 MTPD Nitric Acid Plant in Kooragang Island, New South Wales, Australia. The contract was signed with Incitec Limited in January 2003.
Chematur is the proprietary owner of the technology developed by its subsidiary Weatherly Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA.
Chematur will deliver design and start-up services in the project.
November 11, 2002. Performance Test at Chugoku Kayaku Co., Ltd.
The performance test run of the TNT plant at Chugoku Kayaku Co., Ltd in Japan has been successfully
It is a remote controlled plant for production of TNT granules.
The plant also contains pressure absorption and spent acid handling from
Plinke GmbH, Germany.
August 19, 2002. Performance Test at PT Asean Aceh Fertilizer.
On August 19, 2002, the Performance Test run of the hydrogen peroxide plant at PT Asean Aceh Fertilizer on the North tip of Sumatra, Indonesia was completed. The plant with a nameplate capacity of 12,000 metric tons per year (as 100 %
H2O2) was proven to be able to produce 13 000 metric tons per year (as 100 %
During the performance test 35, 50 and 70 wt% hydrogen peroxide solutions with excellent quality were produced.
July 13, 2002. Order for a TDI plant from China National Bluestar (Group) Corporation.
Chematur Engineering has signed a contract for revamping and debottlenecking a TDI plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi, P.R. China. The contract was signed with China National Bluestar (Group) Corporation in July 2002.
Chematur will provide design and key equipment as well as start-up services in the project that is running on a 16 month time schedule. The debottlenecking will bring the nominal capacity of the plant to 30 000 tpy.
Maj 13, 2002. Aqua Reci stöds av Stockholm Vatten
I en artikel i Ny Teknik (www.nyteknik.se) nyligen framgår att Stockholm Vatten stöder Aqua Reci processen för slamdestruktion och återvinning av fosfor. Enligt Agnes Mossakowska på Stockholm Vatten har Aqua Reci processen flera fördelar jämfört med konkurrerande metoder:
- Lägre kemikalieförbrukning.
- Bättre energiåtervinning.
- Fosfor återvinns som kalciumfosfat som lätt kan användas för tillverkning av handelsgödsel.
- Anläggningen är mycket kompakt.
- Ingen förbränning ingår vilket underlättar tillståndsgivning.
Aqua Reci processen är ett samarbete mellan Chematur Engineering och Feralco
(www.feralco.com). Processen bygger på högeffektiv destruktion av alla organiska föroreningar genom oxidation i superkritiskt vatten. Denna del av processen har utvecklats och patenterats av Chematur och marknadsförs under namnet Aqua Critox. Feralco har utvecklat återvinningsprocessen för fosfor och fällningskemikalier ur den oorganiska rest som återstår efter oxidationen.
November 26, 2001. Johnson Matthey purchases first production scale Aqua
Critox®, Supercritical Water Oxidation Process.
Chematur Engineering AB can now announce that the customer for first production scale Aqua
Critox®, Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) process which was sold to a UK chemical company is Johnson Matthey plc (JM). The application is recovery of platinum group metals from spent catalysts. The process is part of a joint development between Chematur and JM and it has resulted in a new patent for the technology. The process will be marketed under the trade mark
AquaCat® . Chematur and JM are building the first plant at JM's Brimsdown site and will be commissioning it in the summer of 2002. The
AquaCat® process destroys practically all the organic or carbonaceous components in the spent catalyst leaving a clean water stream with a COD level of less than 20 ppm. The precious metal is collected as an oxide, free of organics and ready for chemical refining.
May 25, 2001. Order for the first production scale Aqua Critox®, Supercritical Water Oxidation process to a chemical company within the UK.
Chematur Engineering AB has sold the first production scale Aqua
Critox®, Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) process to a chemical company within the UK. The plant has a capacity of 3 m³/h and is scheduled for commissioning in about one year from today. The Aqua Critox( process destroys practically all the organic components within the water stream to a resulting COD level of less than 20 ppm in the effluent stream.
Mr. Stenmark, Head of Supercritical Fluid Technologies at Chematur says, "This plant will help to prove how the SCWO technology can be used to completely destroy organic components. Over the past few years we have tested a wide variety of possible applications in our demonstration plant with much success. This new sale should hopefully be the start of a number of projects for highly efficient waste destruction and possible recovery of inorganic products from waste streams."
April, 2001. Order for Engineering work for ECKART, Finland.
Chematur Engineering has through its Finnish subsidiary Chematur Ecoplanning Oy been awarded an order for engineering work of Eckart's new plant in Finland. The engineering work will be completed at the end of June this year.
Ecoplanning is specializing in environmentally friendly technologies for the chemical and metallurgical industries. Also included in the process portfolio is sulphuric acid and phosphoric acid concentration and purification plants using state of the art
February, 2001. Order for an Evaporation Plant of the TiO2 Main Process from Kemira Pigments Oy, Finland.
Chematur Engineering has through its Finnish subsidiary Chematur Ecoplanning Oy been awarded an order for an evaporation plant of the Titanium Dioxide main process from Kemira Pigments Oy, Pori, Finland. The plant will be delivered to Kemira at the end of this year. The order will further strengthen Ecoplannings position within the evaporation and crystallization field.
Ecoplanning is specializing in environmentally friendly technologies for the chemical and metallurgical industries. Also included in the process portfolio is sulphuric acid and phosphoric acid concentration and purification plants using state of the art
December 13, 2000. Chematur Engineering has been awarded an order for a LOVA Powder Plant valued around 23 MSEK.
Chematur Engineering AB has signed a contract with Asahi Chemicals in Japan for a pilot plant for
The contract is valued to about 23 million SEK.
Chematur Engineering will provide key equipment, engineering work and start-up services.
This is the second award within a short period of time in the field of LOVA (Low Vulnerability Ammunition)
December 11, 2000. Weatherly Inc. a Chematur Engineering Group company has been awarded an order for a LOVA Powder Plant valued around 8
Weatherly Inc. signs contract with the US Department of the Navy, Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) for the construction of a Nitramine Intermediates Facility (LOVA Powder Plant).
The contract was signed between NSWC and Weatherly Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA (wholly owned subsidiary of Chematur Engineering AB) with Chematur Engineering as subcontractor. Nexplo Bofors AB is the owner and provider of the LOVA technology and will be a subcontractor to Chematur
The engineering work, project management and start-up services will be performed by Chematur Engineering. Weatherly is responsible for construction and site services. The equipment will be delivered by Chematur Engineering and Weatherly
LOVA Powder is an intermediate for production of LOVA (Low Vulnerability Ammunition) propellants, which is used for insensitive munitions.
"For the Chematur Engineering Group this means that a very important reference project has finally reached its starting point," says Leif Wilnier, Managing Director of Chematur Engineering .
October, 2000. Order for a Caustic Soda Concentration Plant from Bayer AG Germany
Chematur Engineering AB has through its Finnish subsidiary Chematur Ecoplanning Oy been awarded an order for a caustic soda concentration plant from Bayer AG, Leverkusen,
Germany. The plant is one of the biggest in the world and is similar to the plant delivered to Bayer Dormagen two years
ago. The order will strengthen our continuous developing work for our caustic soda concentration technology.
Ecoplanning is specializing in environmentally friendly technologies for the chemical and metallurgical
industries. Also included in the process portfolio is sulphuric acid and phosphoric acid concentration and purification plants using state of the art
October 3, 2000. Order for a RotowasherTM
degreasing unit awarded from Shinko Pantec Co., Ltd. of Kobe,
Chematur Engineering AB has been awarded an order for a precision
parts cleaning unit utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2)
The RotowasherTM is using environmentally friendly and
safe CO2 in its supercritical state to clean, e.g. sintered metal
parts and semiconductors as an alternative to chlorinated of
flammable solvents. The system is designed with a patented
rotating cleaning chamber which boosts cleaning efficiency. A unit
has been in operation at Viking Sewing Machines in Huskvarna,
Sweden for more than one year. It is showing excellent performance
as compared to the previous trichlorethylene cleaning system.
The new unit to Shinko Pantec will be used by them to introduce
this new promising technology on the Japanese market.
The new order is a result of Chematur Engineering's increasing
emphasis on environmental technologies and the Supercritical Fluid
Technologies field. This business area now comprises scCO2
for extraction, chemical reactions and precision parts cleaning as
well as highly efficient systems for destruction of industrial and
municipal sludge and waste water using supercritical water
oxidation, the Aqua Critox® Process .
March 7, 2000. Order for Crystallization of Urea Phosphate
from Kemira Agro Oy.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy has been awarded an order for
crystallization of urea phosphate from Kemira Agro Oy. The plant
will be delivered to Kemiras joint venture company Kemira Emirates
Fertiliser Co. in Dubai in June 2000. The order will further
strengthen Ecoplannings position within the evaporation and
crystallization field. Ecoplanning, a fully owned subsidiary of
Chematur Engineering AB, Sweden is specializing in environmental
friendly technologies for the chemical and metallurgical
Also included in the process portfolio is sulphuric acid and
phosphoric acid concentration and purification plants using state
of the art technologies.
December 6, 1999. Order for SCF hydrogenation plant awarded
Thomas Swan & Co.
Chematur Engineering AB has been awarded an order for a
complete continuous hydrogenation plant utilizing supercritical
carbon dioxide (scCO2) as solvent. The customer, Thomas Swan
& Co. Ltd., has been working in this field for several
years in partnership with Degussa-Hüls and Nottingham University
to develop new novel ways to carry out chemical reactions such as
hydrogenation, Friedel-Crafts and hydroformylation.
By utilizing scCO2 as solvent, several benefits are gained such as
increased reaction rate and selectivity. In addition scCO2
benign solvent, being non-toxic, non-flammable, cheap and readily
available. The design of the plant has been developed jointly by
Chematur and Thomas Swan, utilizing Chematur's vast experience in
high pressure technology and scCO2 systems.
The new 1000 kg/h plant is a compact skid mounted unit offering a
great flexibility with respect to feed composition and production
rate. It constitutes a major step forward in using scCO2
carrying out chemical reactions.
October 1, 1999. New Management of Chematur Engineering.
Effective from October 1, 1999, Mr Stig Fagerström has
resigned as Group Managing Director for the Chematur Engineering
Group. Mr Fagerström will continue as a non-executive director of
the Board of Chematur Engineering AB. The Board has established
Chematur Holding, a Group function with overall responsibility for
strategic development of the company.
Mr Björn Svedin has been engaged as Director and CEO of Chematur
Holding. Mr Svedin has extensive corporate management experience.
The Board has appointed Mr Leif Wilnier new Managing Director of
Chematur Engineering AB.
September 1, 1999. New Managing Director of Chematur
Effective from September 1, 1999, Mr Antti Raitakari has
retired from his position as Managing Director of Chematur
Ecoplanning Oy. Mr Raitakari remains in the company as an advisor
to the Management and will maintain his position as a member of
the Board of Directors. The responsibilities have been taken over
by Mr Peter Olausson, formerly Marketing Director of the parent
company Chematur Engineering AB.
June 17, 1999. Chematur Ecoplanning Oy signed a contract with
Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals AB.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy will supply a new concentration plant
for sodium hydroxide to Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals AB at Skoghall,
Sweden. Sodium hydroxide is concentrated from 32 %-wt up to 50 %
wt. The multistage plant is a turnkey delivery. Start-up is
scheduled for May 2000.
March 31, 1999. Chematur Ecoplanning Oy signed a
contract with Boliden Mineral AB.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy entered into an agreement with Swedish
Boliden Mineral AB to supply a new Copper Sulphate Crystallizer
including a big bag packing station to their Project +200
"Production Increase of the Copper Refinery Plant" in
Rönnskär nearby Skellefteå.
The installation is scheduled to be ready in February 2000. The
erection starts in December 1999.
The capacity of the crystallizer is 920 kg/h and the packing
station will handle the full capacity in one shift operation.
The contract includes also modifications to increase the
production capacity of the existing Nickel Sulphate Evaporator and
plans to the future project of new Nickel Sulphate Evaporator to
be placed next to the new Copper Sulphate Crystallizer. The
existing Nickel Sulphate Evaporator was delivered to Rönnskär in
1972/1984 by the predecessor of Ecoplanning named Rosenlew
March 17, 1999. New Water Treatment Plant Contracts to
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy in Finland signed recently two
contracts with Finnish based Fortum Engineering Ltd (previous IVO
Power Engineering Ltd) to supply Boiler Water Installations to
their Combined Heat Power (CHP) plants in Grangemouth, Scotland
and in Edenderry, Ireland. The power plants will be completed and
ready for commercial operation in last quarter of the year 2000.
The turnkey deliveries comprise water treatment plants with
demineralization systems including designing, manufacturing,
installation and commissioning of all components and auxiliaries
of the systems. The process units were carefully tailored with the
specialists of the Client based on the raw water information and
the purification degree of the produced water.
During the last year Ecoplanning has commissioned similar Boiler
Water Systems in Finland for Metsä-Botnias Joutseno Pulp Mill and
in Thai for National Power Supply Company.
February 18, 1999. Chematur Engineering AB acquires world-wide
Chematur Engineering, which is a wholly owned engineering group
of Investment AB Bure, has acquired the exclusive world wide
rights to Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) technology from Eco
Waste Technologies in the USA.
Supercritical Water Oxidation technology is one of the most
advanced technologies for destruction of organic waste. At a
temperature above 374 °C and a pressure above 221 bar, organic
compounds will rapidly be decomposed into harmless substances as
carbon dioxide and water with destruction efficiency exceeding
Chematur Engineering has already built a demonstration facility in
Karlskoga where the efficiency of the process can be proven with
actual waste waters from various clients in the world
Due to the very high degree of decomposition the SCWO technology
is forecasted to be one of the most valuable technologies for the
treatment of hazardous organic wastes in the future.
Chematur Engineering comprises operating engineering companies in
Sweden, Finland, Germany and the USA with its main sales outside
Sweden and with over 1000 installations world wide. The group
annual turnover is more than half a billion SEK.
February 16, 1999. Supercritical Extraction Unit
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy in Finland has recently received an
order for a supercritical pilot unit to the Finnish Agriculture
Research Institute. This pilot is the third similar unit
Xtractor 500/35® is suitable for different supercritical process
testing and research purposes. The pressure range is up to 500 bar
and the carbon dioxide loop has a flow of 35 kg/hour. The pilot
unit is very versatile and can be equipped with variable sizes of
extraction chambers. The pilot is built in compact skid mounted
frame which easily can be connected to the electrical net, cooling
water and carbon dioxide systems. The size of the unit is 3000 x
800 x 1800 mm and the weight about 800 kgs.
Supercritical Technology is an expanding field for solving
chemical extraction processes without using organic - like
chlorinated - solvents. The trend to use harmless CO2 as a solvent
is increasing in the pharmaceutical as well as food industries.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy has since 1993 developed this technology,
designing and constructing several units for different
applications. The latest full scale aroma extraction plant was
commissioned in Northern Finland in the beginning of 1999.
September 7, 1998. Nya etanolkontrakt för Chematur
Weatherly Inc., ett helägt dotterbolag till Chematur
Engineering AB, har tecknat kontrakt på en nyckelfärdig
anläggning för produktion av etanol. Produktionen är cirka 40
000 m³ alkohol per år och baseras på Chematurs kontinuerliga
fermenterings-process Biostil. Etanolanläggningen kommer att
uppföras på Trinidad som del av ett 250 MUSD komplex där även
produktion av glas och papper (baserad på returpapper) kommer att
ske. Weatherlys del är ca 15 % av totalprojektet.
Anläggningen är ytterligare en i raden av mer än 40
anläggningar som framgångsrikt byggts på Biostil tekniken. I
detta fallet är råvaran i första hand sockerrörsmelass och
anläggningen planeras köras igång om cirka två år.
Utöver detta kontrakt har Chematur Engineering anlitats av ROMA
Etanoltillverkning AB på Gotland för i första steget
förprojektering av en stor drivmedelsetanol- anläggning på
Gotland, utnyttjande vete som råvara. Här kommer infrastrukturen
och en stor del av f.d. ROMA sockerbruks byggnader och utrustning
att kunna utnyttjas. När ROMA- företaget erhållit samma
skattemässiga fördelar som andra svenska projekt finns mycket
goda förutsättningar för en snabb uppstart och
De nu erhållna uppdragen stärker Chematurgruppens ledande
ställning inom etanolområdet.
Chematur Engineering är ett helägt dotterbolag till Investment
AB BURE. Årsomsättningen för Chematur Engineering AB är drygt
en halv miljard SEK och orderstocken mer än en miljard.
August 10, 1998. Husqvarna Sewing Machines AB - Viking Sewing
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy SCF Technology Group has got an order
from a major sewing machines manufacturer in the world.
The order (1,2 MSEK) consists of a first carbon dioxide based
degreasing system designed to replace the existing trichlorethylen
wash integrated in the production. Viking Sewing Machines AB has a
strong environmental policy and is seen as a forerunner in
environmentally benign production. In their products Viking uses
many self lubricating sintered metal parts that give products a
long fail and service free lifetime. Prior to the final high cost
grease used to impregnation the parts need to be cleaned from the
working grease used to protect the sintered machine parts from
dirt and rust.
The sale strengthens Chematur Groups position as a leader in
Supercritical Fluid process deliverer.
May 4, 1998. Bure's subsidiary Chematur Engineering acquires
the German company Plinke Chemieanlagen
Chematur Engineering has signed an agreement regarding
acquisition of the German company Plinke GmbH & CO.
Chemieanlagen KG. Plinke is based in Bad Homburg, north of
Frankfurt, Germany and will be a part of Chematur Engineering AB
based in Karlskoga, Sweden.
Plinke has world-wide and leading activities within the areas acid
recovery, purification and concentration of acids as well as
proprietary adiabatic process for nitrobenzene production. The
company will continue its present operations under the name of
Chematur Plinke GmbH and with Dr Günter Plinke as Managing
March 31, 1998. New aeration system has been inroduced
When substrates such as molasses, starch hydrolysates,
cellulose hydrolysates etc. are fermented to give ethanol, an
equivalent amount of carbon dioxide is formed. Due to the
necessity of adding oxygen to the fermenter during part or whole
of the fermentetion cycle, air is normally added in the fermenter
vessel. The carbon dioxide gets mixed with air, and a recovery of
the carbon will be more costly.
Together with our Biostil licensee in India, Messrs Alfa Laval
(India) Ltd, a revised aeration system has been successfully
introduced in one of the ethanol plants in India, whereby the
required oxygen is added by aeration of the substrate before it
enters the main fermenter. In this way carbon dioxide is recovered
in a very pure form, and more than 90% of theoretical amounts.
The new system can be adapted to any fermentation, and can be
using air, oxygen-enriched air, or oxygen, accordnig to
availability and cost.
February 3, 1998. Inauguration of environmental Center
Chematur Engineering AB inaugurates its Environmental Center in
Karlskoga on Thursday February 5, 1998. The Center which will be
Chematur Engineering Group's development base for environmentally
improving processes will be formally opened by Gerd Engman,
Governor of Örebro County.
The Environmental Center will have pilot scale equipment for a
great number of interesting technologies. The work will mainly be
concentrated on the unique processes for supercritical water
oxidation and supercritical CO2 extraction, where high-toxic
chemical wastes are destructed in a safe way without emitting any
toxic by-products. The Center will also have units for advanced
water treatment and electro-chemical treatment.
The Center will be used to tailor-make solutions within the area
of environmental protection and may be used for practically all
possible liquid wastes.
More info. and pictures.
January 9, 1998. New contract for the Chematur Engineering
Chematur Engineering’s wholly owned subsidiary, Weatherly
Inc. in Atlanta USA, has been awarded a contract by Farmland
Industries Inc. in Missouri USA for construction of a plant for
1500 STPD UAN solutions.
UAN solutions is used as a grain crop fertilizer and is normally
applied in solution by artificial irrigation or by direct
injection in the soil.
December 22, 1997. Chematur Ecoplanning Oy and Aromtech Oy,
Finland signed two contracts
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy and Aromtech Oy, Finland signed on 19
December 1997 two contracts consisting of one supercritical
extraction plant for Aroma, flavor and essential oil production
and one supercritical pilot unit for testing SCF parameters. Both
units will be taken into operation in the year 1998. Production
plant has three 200 liters extraction vessels and max. 1300 kg/h
carbon dioxide loop equipped with modifier-pump.
Pilot unit has one 2 liters and one 10 liters extraction vessel
and CO2 loop with flow max 35 kg/h. Aromtech Oy is a supplier of
natural healthy necessities of life.
October 6, 1997. Chematur Ecoplanning Oy received an order
from Metsä-Botnia Oy
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy signed recently a Contract with the
Finnish pulp and paper company Metsä-Botnia Oy to deliver a
Boiler Water Purification Plant to their Joutseno-Pulp Mill in
south-east Finland. The Contract is part of their new Soda
Recovery Investment. The Water Treatment System will include
process units for coagulation, demineralisation and condensate
polishing. The start-up of the plant will be in August 1998.
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy is a subsidiary of Chematur Engineering AB
since 1996. The order will strengthen Chematur Ecoplanning’s
position in the water treatment area further.
October 6, 1997. New contract with AAF in Indonesia
Chematur Engineering signs a contract with AAF in Indonesia
regarding construction of a hydrogen peroxide plant. The contract
sum is 30 MUSD. Read full story
June 24, 1997. Chematur Ecoplanning Oy signed a new contract
Chematur Ecoplanning Oy signed a contract with the IVO Power
Engineering LTD to deliver a Boiler Water Treatment plant to the
power plant near the city Olomouc in Czech Republic. The delivery
consists of Raw Water Treatment, Demineralization System (Cation-,
Anion filters), Condensate Treatment and Condensate Polishing.
Start-up will be in the spring of 1998. The value of the contract
is ab. 2.3 MUSD
May 24, 1997. Chematur Engineering Group at the Achema
Chematur Engineering will attend the achema exhibition in
Frankfurt Am Main in June. This is a great opportunity to meet and
discuss with knowledgable people from the Chematur engineering
May 22, 1997. Chematur Ecoplanning Oy moves
Chematur Eccoplanning Oy - the Finnish subsidiary of Chematur
Group - moved in April/May 1997 to a new office facility in the
city of Pori. Pori is located on the Finnish westcoast with good
traffic connections through Helsinki and Stockholm to the world.
Old historical Cotton Mill building in the heart of city Pori is
renovated to a modern office- and leisure time centre. Chematur
Ecoplanning has 2000 sq.m one-floor office space allowing open
communication for teamworking but also individual concentration
possibility to the design engineering.
The street/mail address of Chematur Ecoplanning Oy is:
FIN-28101 PORI - Finland
Jan 13, 1997. Bure sole owner of Chematur Engineering
Bure Investment AB recently became the sole owner of Chematur
Engineering AB. This owner structure gives Chematur Engineering a
good financial strength and the potential for on-going success.
Dec 19, 1996. Bure acquires Chematur Engineering
Investment AB Bure has acquired 58 percent of the shares in
Chematur Engineering from Karlskoga Invest following which Bure's
ownership amounts to 94 per cent.
Aug 29, 1996. Chematur Engineering Acquires new company
Chematur has recently acquired an engineering company in
Finland, Rauma Ecoplanning Oy. With this the name of the company
in Finland was changed to Chematur Ecoplanning Oy.
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