Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries 

Leading industrial energy and water expertise for Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries 

Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries are consuming significant quantities of water and continuous energy production is essential. A holistic and objective analysis of the energy-intensive processes, and implementation of circular economy solutions based on the findings, enable major savings and substantial improvement in environmental footprint. Adven has extensive knowledge of providing local processing services for chemical industry, for example steam production from hydrogen and elemental sulphur combustion. When Adven takes care of the investment, both businesses and the environment win.

Solutions for Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries 

When high-quality steam production without any uninterrupted energy delivery is needed, Adven has industry-leading experience in ensuring the continuity of energy production. Water treatment and energy efficiency solutions, as well as the efficient use of production side streams, can bring significant cost savings as well as emission reductions for Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. New business opportunities arise from side stream recovery.

Completely residue free treated water – sustainably

In Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries water is used throughout the production process, like in cooling. Efficient water treatment, for example getting contaminants and medicine residues extracted from the water is of high importance. There is an immense potential to lower the water footprint and take care of water conservation, as well as for reduce chemical consumption. Significant cost savings and a lower water footprint can be achieved through closed water cycles and water recirculation.

Efficient energy production ensures seamless business continuity

Service quality is the key in energy solutions for Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. The industry requires large quantities of steam every day and uninterrupted energy delivery is paramount for continuous and high-quality chemicals and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Energy as a service ensures a predictable cashflow and an efficient use of capital. Waste heat can be recovered and recycled, which brings major cost savings and reduces the need for energy.

Energy efficient solvent and VOC recovery and reuse

Side streams of Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries, such as methanol, ethanol, acetates, and other solvents, can be recovered and reused efficiently. The modern recovery solutions, such as MVR evaporation, can significantly decrease the use of steam compared to more traditional distillation methods. VOC emissions are another common side stream that can be recovered. For example, in pharmaceutical industry there are also different odorous gases that need to be burned and treated. Side stream recovery does not only generate cost savings and result in additional revenue opportunities and receives a better return on capital employed (ROCE). This kind of circular economy also supports sustainable development and reduces emissions.

How do we operate?

Energy as a Service® is our operational model for your benefit

Through Energy as a Service® model Adven assumes the responsibility throughout the entire value chain, from designing and implementation to operating and maintaining the facility, not to mention 24/7 monitoring and continuous development.

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Holistic analysis forms the basis for the design of your solution.

Build and own

Investment is made on your behalf with full responsibility for the project implementation.

Operate and maintain

Reliability of the energy supply is always secured by 24/7 remote monitoring and over dedicated 250 field specialists.


Continuous development is in the core succeeding in changing needs.

In cooperation with Adven we could solve a problem in a way that brings value in terms of reduced energy usage for heating and thereby lower environmental impact. A cooperation that is good for both Cytiva, Adven and the environment.
Cecilia Sjöstedt
Site Leader & CEO, Cytiva Uppsala

Emil Wanngren

Investment & Business Manager