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Kenneth Ekman, Crisolteq

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Experinces from starting chemical SME

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Kenneth Ekman, Crisolteq

  1. 1. Experinces from starting chemical SME Kenneth Ekman Crisolteq
  2. 2. •M.Sc(Chem) •Ph.D Åbo Akademi •Fibrous catalysts •Ion exchange fibers Smoptech Processing of industrial side streams CrisolteQ ? 1994 1995 2004 2005 2017 20??
  3. 3. Processing industrial side-products
  4. 4. Millions of tons of metal bearing side products are dumped annually as (hazaradous) waste 12.1.2017 2015 © CrisolteQ Ltd Examples of metal-bearing wastes dumped to landfill in Finland Production site Description Quantity Main components tons Mondo Minerals Tailings 400000 Mg, Si, Fe (Al, Cr, Ni) Boliden Harjavalta Tailings 350000 Fe, Zn, Cu Sahtleben/Kemira Ferrosulphate 280000 Fe Boliden Kokkola Jarosite 120000 Co, Ni, Zn (Ge,Ga.In,Ag) Outokumpu/Tornio Neutralised metal sulphates 25000 Fe, Cr, Ni Boliden Kokkola Gypsym and manganese precipitates 2000 Mn, Pb Industrial side-products as CrisolteQ’s raw materials
  5. 5. Payment for value added products € CrisolteQ • Reclamation services • Logistics • Value added products sales Metal industry Chemical industry Mining Metal industry (nickel) Fertilizers (magnesium) Paint, coatings (chromium) Flame retardants (iron) Pesticides (iron) Batteries (iron) Gate fee € Raw material Value added products CrisolteQ turns waste into value added products
  6. 6. Summary of LCA results Navigators of sustainability CONFIDENTIAL -1500 -1000 -500 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 Crisolteq process Crisolteq, no subtitution Landfill kgCO2equiv Global Warming Potential, Net results -5000 -4000 -3000 -2000 -1000 0 1000 2000 3000 Crisolteq process Crisolteq, no subtitution Landfill kgDCB-equiv Human Toxicity Potential, Net results -100 -50 0 50 100 150 200 Crisolteq process Crisolteq, no subtitution Landfill kgDCB-equiv Freshwater Aquatic Ecotoxicity Potential, Net results -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 Crisolteq process Crisolteq, no subtitution Landfill kgDCB-equiv Terrestric Ecotoxicity Potential, Net results
  7. 7. Overview CrisolteQ is a production/technology company processing industrial side-products as raw materials The side–products are Magnesite Pickling acid residues Waste acids Spent catalysts The side–products are processed to products CWORKS® Magnesium sulfate solution CWORKS® Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate CWORKS® Magnesium sulfate anhydrate CWORKS® Nickel sulfate CWORKS® Chromium phosphate CWORKS® Iron phosphate CWORKS® Ammonium molybdate “CWORKS® is our company’s contribution to building a resource efficient society”
  8. 8. Investments in developing the project to commercial operation 0,1M€ 2005 2007 2M€ 2009 0,5M€ 2013 1,5M€ 2015 5 M€ 2017 Revenue ~20 M€ Year Set-up of company Development of current projects CrisolteQ’s developed current business and production operations support add-on projects Project development stages Years Piloting 5 side-streams 4y Production demonstration of 2 large side-streams 2y Transition to large scale industrial operations 2-3y
  9. 9. Main challenges FINANCING • High CAPEX TEAM • Owners, Partners • Employees
  10. 10. Symbiosis - key to cost effective operation • Industrial symbiosis • Sharing production • Building • Infra structure • Idle equipment • Personnel • Raw materials • Smart Chemistry Park • Sharing laboratory and R&D 2006 © Critical Solution Technologies
  11. 11. 12.1.2017 2015 © CrisolteQ Ltd CEO Kenneth Ekman Rikkihappotehtaantie 6 29200 Harjavalta Mobile: +358 40 7481829 kenneth.ekman@crisolteq.com Contact details

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