Nynas and Stena Recycling to push circularity to the electrical industry

Nynas is partnering with Stena Recycling, Sweden’s recycling company, to bring sustainable solutions for the circular economy in the electrical industry. The partnership will leverage Nynas’ refining technology and sustainable product development alongside Stena’s transformer oil collection and recycling expertise.

Stena Recycling collects decommissioned electrical transformers and other utility equipment through an extensive European network. In the new partnership, Stena will supply Nynas with used mineral insulating oils from these transformers, which will become feedstock for the company’s circular transformer fluids. 

“In 2022, Nynas successfully launched NYTRO® RR 900X, a high-quality re-refined transformer oil which provides transformer manufacturers the opportunity to participate in a circular economy,” said Simon Day, VP of Sales & Marketing at Nynas. “While we rerefine end-of-life transformer oils that are no longer fit for service in their present form, NYTRO RR 900X maintains the highest quality standard for which Nynas’ brands are known.” 

“NYTRO RR 900X is re-refined with Nynas’ catalytic hydrogenation technology, reusing mineral oils from decommissioned transformers that would otherwise risk being burnt and wasted. Besides contributing to resource-saving when replacing virgin oil, NYTRO RR 900X reduces over 70% of GHG emissions compared to virgin Nynas oil over its lifecycle,” noted Marika Rangstedt, Sustainability Manager at Nynas.

“With more than 100 collection centres in Northern Europe, covering all types of waste, along with multiple storage locations for transformer oil, Stena Recycling can offer complete and flexible collection solutions to the industry,” said Jan-Erik Andersson, Head of Hazardous Waste at Stena Recycling.

The partnership between Nynas and Stena Recycling will support original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electrical utilities, and transmission system operators (TSOs) in transitioning to sustainable circular solutions.