History

2007: EasyMining Sweden was founded to commercialize the phosphorus extraction innovation CleanMAP, which was developed during several years of research performed by Dr Yariv Cohen at SLU in Uppsala.

2008: New owners joined the company, including the owners of the large Swedish waste handling company Ragn-Sells.

2009: EasyMining acquired funding from Vinnova for research and development regarding extraction of phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge ashes. This research led to the development of the Ash2Phos process.

2010: A complementary patent is filed for the CleanMAP process that enables energy efficient production of clean water soluble mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP).

2011: Ragn-Sells becomes a part owner in the company.

2012: EasyMining develops a process for and performs the first successful tests of a process for the recovery of phosphorus and REE (rare earth elements) from mining waste. The company receives funding from Vinnova for a project to test the Ash2Phos process on a larger scale.

2013: Another patent regarding the CleanMAP process is filed.

2014: EasyMining patents the Ash2Phos process for phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge ashes. In March Ragn-Sells and several individuals connected to Ragn-Sells acquire shares in the company, becoming majority owners. EasyMining and Ragn-Sells are noted and interviewed on Sveriges Radio regarding phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge ash.

2015: EasyMining begins a project with Ragn-Sells on how to extract salts from a wash solution from fly ashes with a high chlorine content. In December, another circular solution is achieved when EasyMining files a patent for the Ash2Salt process.

2016: In May the Ash2Salt process is officially presented at the Ragn-Sells “Future days”, an annual seminar organized by the Ragnar Sellberg Foundation. In November the company hires a new CEO, Jan Svärd, with extensive experience from leading positions in the chemical industry.

2017: EasyMining participates in several conferences and establishes a connection with COWI as an engineering partner for the Ash2Phos process.

2018: EasyMining are during the spring performing two successful pre-industrial pilot runs in Helsingborg and can confirm the chemical process validity of Ash2Phos. The Basic Engineering of the Ash2Phos process are purchased from COWI. Gelsenwasser and EasyMining enters a partnership of phosphorus recovery Germany. BIOFOS and EasyMining enter a partnership to recover phosphorus from Danish sewage sludge ash. EasyMining and LKAB start a collaboration project to produce strategic minerals. During 2018 is EasyMining growing from 4 to 10 persons.

Team

Jan Svärd

Jan Svärd

CEO

Jan joined EasyMining as CEO in November 2016. Jan has more than 30 years of international management experience in the Specialty Chemicals industry. Former Director of AkzoNobel and President of Eka Chemicals. In addition to operational positions Jan has been an active Chairman and board member of several medium sized companies, research and branch organizations with a focus on the Process industry. Jan.svard@easymining.se +46 (0)70 978 64 74

Patrik Enfält

Patrik Enfält

Director Business development

Patrik has been working in EasyMining since it started in 2007. Patrik has long experience in managing innovation projects for environmental “green” technologies in various constellations. Patrik holds a master’s degree in agricultural engineering. patrik.enfalt@easymining.se +46 (0)70 839 96 69

John Svärd

John Svärd

Manager, Business Development

John joined EasyMining in November 2016. John holds a bachelor- and master’s degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, as well as, a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Gothenburg. john.svard@easymining.se +46 (0)70 493 60 53

Dr. Christian Kabbe

Dr. Christian Kabbe

Managing Director EasyMining Germany

Christian has a PhD in environmental and analytical chemistry. He started his professional career as head of R&D and production manager in the chemical industry back in 2003. At the German EPA he was involved in various topics related to wastewater management, resource efficiency including phosphorus recovery and recycling. At the Berlin based centre of competence for water he initiated and managed several national and European projects targeting the development, demonstration and finally implementation of nutrient recovery technologies and the establishment of value chains incorporating recovered materials. As senior technology consultant and managing director of the German branch of Isle Utilities, he actively promoted technology innovation paired with market intelligence. Christian joined EasyMining in February 2019. christian.kabbe@easymining.se +49 176 61537926 German office: Rudower Chaussee 29 | 12489 Berlin | Germany

Sara Stiernström

Sara Stiernström

Product Business Developer

Sara joined EasyMining in August 2019. She obtained her PhD degree in Applied Environmental Science from Stockholm University in 2013. sara.stiernstrom@ragnsells.com +46 (0)70-927 28 85

Yariv Cohen

Yariv Cohen

Development Manager

Yariv has since 2007 worked at EasyMining and is also a part-time researcher at SLU University in Sweden. Yariv is a specialist in chemical separation technologies and has a long experience in phosphorus chemistry. He obtained his Doctoral Degree from SLU University in Sweden with the title “Phosphorus recovery from urban wastes and ashes”. Yariv was awarded the 2008 Science Technology and Environment Scholarship from the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, for research regarding recovery of phosphorus from municipal wastes, ashes and iron ore mine wastes. Yariv.cohen@easymining.se +46 (0)70 883 64 51

Michael Nordström

Michael Nordström

Chemical Process Development Engineer

Michael joined EasyMining in March 2018. He received a PhD in organic Chemistry from Uppsala University in 2017 Michael.nordstrom@easymining.se +46 (0)70-927 52 15

Viktoria Westlund

Viktoria Westlund

Chemical Process Development Engineer

Viktoria joined EasyMining in May 2018. She received a licentiate degree in Tribology from Uppsala University in 2017 Viktoria.westlund@easymining.se +46 (0)73-027 83 66

 Carl-Johan Högberg

Carl-Johan Högberg

Chemical Process Development Engineer

Carl-Johan joined EasyMining in May 2018. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Uppsala University. Carl-Johan.Hogberg@easymining.se +46 (0)70 92 72 911

Hugo Royen

Hugo Royen

Chemical Process Development Engineer

Hugo joined EasyMining in October 2018. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. hugo.royen@easymining.se +46 70 911 94 57

Angela van der Werf

Angela van der Werf

Chemical Process Development Engineer

Angela joined EasyMining in October 2018. She obtained her PhD degree in organic chemistry from Stockholm University in 2018. angela.van.der.werf@easymining.se +46 (0)70-911 93 85

Daniel Boman

Daniel Boman

Chemical Process Development Engineer

Daniel joined EasyMining in January 2019. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Uppsala University. Daniel.boman@easymining.se +46 (0)73 039 99 14

Peter Hörmander

Peter Hörmander

Senior Process Engineer

Peter joined EasyMining as a Senior Process Engineer in January 2019. Peter has more than 40 years of international experience in the Specialty Chemicals industry. peter.hormander@ragnsells.se +46 (0)70 331 16 25. WhatsApp number: +502 42 47 13 07

Filipe Ribeiro

Filipe Ribeiro

Lead Process Engineer

Filipe joined EasyMining as a process engineer in April 2019. Filipe has more than 10 years of international experience as a process engineer in the mining and process industry.

Filipe.Guimaraes.Ribeiro@ragnsells.com +46 (0)76 883 97 09

Kjell Broqvist

Kjell Broqvist

Senior Project Manager

Kjell joined EasyMining in November 2018. He holds extensive knowledge and experience from construction of chemical plants. kjell.broqvist@easymining.se +46 70 911 68 06