LKAB has decided to invest 4.3 million Euro in two pilot plants for extraction of near technical grade MAP (mono-ammonium phosphate) and REE (rare earth elements). The core technology is based on EasyMining’s CleanMAP technology and we are happy to see LKAB’s recognition of the technology’s value. A full scale plant is planned to produce 500% of Sweden’s yearly demand of phosphorus from mineral fertilizers, as well as 2% of the world’s production of rare earth metals. In addition to MAP and REE the process can produce gypsum, magnesium hydroxide and fluorosilicates.
We are happy to welcome Daniel Boman to Easymining’s team in Uppsala. He obtained his masters degree in chemical engineering at Uppsala Unniversity in 2018 and will foremost work with our Ash2Phos technology, as a chemical process development engineer.
EasyMining and the Danish company BIOFOS have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for long-term cooperation on phosphorous recovery from incinerated sewage sludge. Biofos has today around 280 000 ton of mono-incinerated sewage sludge on their landfills and are producing around 8000 ton yearly. The partnership will focus on 20 000 tons per year for 20 years. Fully implemented can the partnership reduce Denmark’s imports of the critical raw material phosphorus by up to 10 percent.