EasyMining's innovations are promoting the circular economy
Since the start in 2007, Ragn-Sells innovation company EasyMining has been working to produce new technologies to capture nutrients from waste - at the same time as toxic substances are separated and treated. "The expertise we have enables us to support society with important technologies that create circularity - which is the only solution to ensure that the Earth's resources do not run out," says Jan Svärd, CEO of EasyMining.
When EasyMining's Ash2Phos-process was invented, it was a completely new way to produce a pure, recycled phosphorus fertiliser from sewage sludge. The innovation company has subsequently continued to invent new technologies where intelligent, chemical solutions are used to recover important materials from waste. The detoxified, recycled materials can then be reintroduced into the cycle.
– Since industrialisation, we have been pumping various toxic substances into the ecosystem and before we transition to a circular economy, we must create a kidney and a liver for society. That is exactly what EasyMining's technologies are enabling. By detoxifying problematic flows and restoring important nutrients, we are really benefiting the climate, says Pär Larshans, sustainability manager within the Ragn-Sells Group, of which EasyMining has been a part since 2014.
Technologies which support society
EasyMining has applied the work of producing new innovations, from lab to full-scale production, and building expertise to different materials and it has several other patents besides Ash2Phos. CleanMAP is a technology that makes the production of the commercial fertiliser MAP (monoammonium phosphate) more efficient. In Ash2Salt, fly ash is washed so that three different salts are extracted and become commercial products. In Project N, nitrogen is extracted from ammonium-rich water through a chemical method and becomes fertiliser.