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Sulzer Chemtech debuts bio-based team

Swiss chemical separation technology Sulzer Chemtech has announced the creation of a new global bio-based and renewables application development team.

In a statement, Sulzer said that its new team will lead innovation for the conversion of renewable feedstocks into oleo-chemicals, biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers. It will also support the development of cutting-edge solutions for plastic recycling, the company claimed.

Sulzer (@SulzerLtd) also maintained that the company’s new unit will help create the technology and engineering solutions to enable a successful transition towards sustainable processing and manufacturing activities.

Sulzer, a company that primarily focuses on separation, mixing and polymerisation technology, has been actively involved in a multitude of green and circular-economy initiatives around the world.

For instance, the company has been part of non-conventional biofuel production, plastics recycling and bio-based plastic commercial production projects. These include the Quantafuel (Norway) and Steelanol (Belgium) projects for the transformation of non-recyclable plastics and carbon rich waste gases into fuel. In addition, Sulzer’s PLAnet venture offers turn-key production equipment and plants to obtain polylactic acid (PLA) from sugars or starches.

Commenting on its new initiative, Torsten Wintergerste, Division President of Sulzer Chemtech, said: “I am extremely excited by the launch of this new team. I look forward to supporting the creation of the ground-breaking, sustainable solutions that our collaboration partners and customers are currently developing, and I am thrilled to see Sulzer playing a key role in turning these ideas into commercially viable realities.”

The bio-based and renewables team is comprised of dedicated, skilled engineers from around the world, the company said. By leveraging their combined capabilities, Sulzer can act as a full-service provider for the design, manufacture, testing, installation and startup of standard as well as custom mass transfer and polymerisation solutions for any application.

From single components, to technology licensing and full industrial-scale plants, Sulzer can offer a global service with local points of contact, it maintained.

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