Swedavia operates ten of the world’s most climate-smart airports, and we’re an international model of sustainability. That’s something we’re proud of, but we’re not satisfied. We will always do everything we can to minimize the impact of our airport operations on the environment. Therefore, we are very pleased to open a new and innovative facility for the recycling of glycol at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Through the facility, we can reuse non-renewable raw materials, and thus reduce the resource consumption, reduce emissions of climate-affecting gases, and create an even cleaner airport operation and contribute to long-term environmental sustainability.
Jonas Abrahamsson assumed the role of President and CEO of Swedavia in Januari 2017. He had previously been the President and CEO of the energy company E.ON, a position he had held since 2010.
Johan has been with Vilokan since 1989 and has nearly 30 years of experience from project sales related to industrial evaporation/distillation- and fluid treatment processes. Johan is the CEO of Vilokan Recycling Tech AB within Vilokan Group's Technology business area and board member of Vilokan AB.
Lars has been with Vilokan since 1987 and has over 30 years of experience from project sales related to industrial distillation- and evaporative fluid treatment processes. Lars is the Business Area Manager for the Solutions business area. Lars is the CEO of Vilokan ADF Solutions AB within the Vilokan Group Solutions business area, and Chairman of Vilokan AB.
Dennis Mistreanu has over 20 years of extensive experience in the specialty chemicals industry for consumer and industrial applications in North America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA regions. Dennis is a chemical engineer, Canadian citizen and married, currently based in Switzerland. Currently working for Clariant in position of Head of Aviation Business EMEA Region.
Guests who signed up for an in-depth tour are guided through a technical review
Mingle and food
Everyone is welcomed and invited for a walking tour
Tour of the premises
Vilokan – Lars Rosell & Johan Brandberg
Clariant, Dennis Mistreanu
Swedavia’s CEO Jonas Abrahamsson
Official opening and cutting of the ribbon—cheers!
The environment can be damaged by the deicing fluid that is sprayed on aircraft before takeoff. The glycol requires a lot of oxygen to break down and it interferes with nature. In addition, cadmium and other heavy metals are present in the wastewater. By collecting it, the the local environment is spared. Since the processing takes place in a facility at the airport, heavy transport is eliminated as well.
The economy of being environmentally friendly has great potential. In a world of rising commodity prices, recycling is playing an increasingly important role. Through a closed multi-stage process, Vilokan ADF Solutions recovers 99.5% pure glycol that is ready to be mixed into new deicing fluid.
The future is circular. By allowing the glycol to circulate within the airport’s own cycle, profits are made for the environment and the economy. The ADF Solutions process also purifies large amounts of water, which is a major shortage on the planet.