Recovery and reuse to protect the environment

Oil recovery company Svensk Oljeåtervinning has been part of the SMA Mineral Group since May 2016. The company was started by Cornelis Saers in 2002 is now one of the larger Swedish firms operating in the oil recovery sector.

SMA Mineral has long been a customer of Svensk Oljeåtervinning, and when the company was put up for sale it was a natural step for SMA Mineral to acquire the business. Swedish Oljeåtervinning is based in Västerås and collects waste oil from industries throughout Sweden. The oil is processed and then supplied to customers, including some of SMA Mineral’s own plants.

SMA Mineral’s lime works also use other fuels. One example is gas, which is a residual product from the production process at some of our customers in the steel industry. This is another good example of the environmentally sustainable reuse of energy. In addition, our lime products are widely used in environmental applications such as flue gas scrubbing, water treatment and for adjusting acidity levels in lakes and in agriculture.


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Michael Isoz, a landowner and farmer near Trosa in Sörmland, sees considerable advantages in using liming to improve soil structure, and he has a good working relationship with SMA Mineral. “Liming doesn’t solve every problem, but it does make life that bit easier and provides greater stability on a day-to-day basis,” he says.


SMA Mineral supporting a project for cleaner air and water

SMA Mineral supports the Algoland research project. One of the aims of the project is to bind carbon dioxide from the lime and cement industry's flue gasses to algae that can then be used as fodder, raw materials for chemicals, biofuel etc.