Press Releases

Chemrec enters into cooperation agreement with China Tianchen Engineering Corporation
Chemrec recently received two prestigious awards, the AlwaysOn GoingGreen Global 200 and the 2011 Global Cleantech 100, both for the third year running.

Jan 26, 2011
European Commission approves state support for development of second generation biofuels

Oct 21, 2010
Chemrec has been named in the prestigious 2010 Global Cleantech 100. The award goes to the most promising private clean technology companies from all around the world.

Oct 08, 2010
Chemrec has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Top 100 winners.
Sept 09, 2010     
On Thursday September 9 the world’s first plant for production of the renewable motor fuel BioDME was inaugurated. “A major step forward for the global biofuels market”, said Kyriakos Maniatis of the European Commission. The plant is built and operated by Chemrec, at the company’s development plant located at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Piteå, Sweden.

March 17, 2010   
Max Jonsson takes over as CEO of Chemrec AB, following the resignation of former CEO Rick LeBlanc earlier this week. Mr Jonsson’s company, Nykomb, of which he is Chairman, is one of the owners of Chemrec. “The Board of Chemrec believes that Max Jonsson will provide strong and effective leadership to Chemrec as it moves to the next level”, says Dr Bernard Bulkin of Vantage Point Venture Partners, and Chairman of Chemrec.

> Press releases 2009 and earlier

News Clips

March 21, 2012
Volvo Trucks states half-way results for the BioDME project exceed expectations
Volvo Trucks, project coordinators for the BioDME project for which Chemrec has built and operates the fuel production plant, issued a press release with a very positive assessments of results achieved. Also the haulers participating in the truck field test gave very a positive review. > Volvo press release
Dec 10, 2008

Michigan Pulp Mill receives $300,000 for Chemrec technology study
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an award of $300,000 to help NewPage Corporation conduct a $1.2 million feasibility study for incorporating a black liquor-based biorefinery into their pulp and paper mill in Escanaba, Michigan.  New Page’s project would use the gasification technology developed by Chemrec.
> U.S. Embassy release

Sept 29, 2008

Silver medal to Chemrec
Chemrec took second place in the Royal Green Award in New York.
"We feel very honored," says Chemrec's President, Jonas Rudberg. The Award is given to an innovative and groundbreaking Swedish business focused on viable energy alternatives and energy conservation and efficiency. Chemrec was nominated as finalist together with Ageratec, Opcon ad Swedish Biofuels that was chosen as winner. The ceremony was attended by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Sept 22, 2008
Budget presentation in Piteå
Swedish minister of Enterprise and Energy presented the budget at Chemrec's plant in Piteå. 
"I strongly believe we will be producing fuel from wood in the future", she said and showed that the goverment had reserved money for this purpose in the budget.