Lisa Wigh, agronomist and business developer with the focus on resource recovery from sewage sludge at Ragn-Sells
Lisa Wigh, agronomist and business developer with the focus on resource recovery from sewage sludge.

Lisa takes place on the Government’s panel of experts on sewage sludge

The Swedish Government recently convened its new panel of experts in relation to the terms of reference on non-toxic and circular recovery of phosphorus from sewage sludge. One of the experts on the panel is Ragn-Sells’ Lisa Wigh, agronomist and business developer with the focus on resource recovery from sewage sludge.

Engagements 06 Dec 2018

Lisa Wigh has been working at Ragn-Sells for six years. 

– Before I took up the post of business developer, I worked as departmental manager for Agro. I am a qualified agronomist and I started at Ragn-Sells after four years within the agricultural sector. The attraction for me at Ragn-Sells was resource recovery for arable land and the opportunity to work for a company with future innovations within the sector. 

– We are a major driving force within this field and are not just keeping up with others – we are leaders. Ragn-Sells is currently the actor in Sweden that is restoring most resources from sewage sludge to arable land, Lisa Wigh says. 

Resource recovery from sewage sludge, which includes finding a circular flow for phosphorus, has been a priority area for Ragn-Sells for many years. When the Government recently presented its new panel of experts in relation to the terms of reference on non-toxic and circular recovery of phosphorus from sewage sludge, Lisa Wigh was one of the experts, representing The Swedish Recycling Industries' Association.

– No-one is more delighted than me to be part of this panel and to have the opportunity to work on a bill that I actually agree with. It often feels like you can’t have an influence, but now I really do have such an opportunity. It is very exciting.

According to Lisa, the ultimate flow for resource recovery from sewage sludge is within the agricultural sector. 

– What is absolutely clear today is that the resources from sewage sludge should be restored to arable land; which is then cultivated to become a crop we eat and which eventually becomes sewage sludge again. We thus have a circular flow. Having the opportunity to sit on this expert panel feels highly worthwhile as we have the opportunity there to produce effective system solutions for society, Lisa Wigh says.