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.
We are happy to welcome Angela Van Der Werf to Easymining’s team in Uppsala. She obtained her PhD degree in organic chemistry from Stockholm University in 2018 and will among other things work with developing and optimizing our CleanMAP process, as a chemical process development engineer.
From the first of November has EasyMining an office in Gothenburg. The R&D department will continue to be in Uppsala, but the project engineering team will be focused in Gothenburg. We are also welcoming Kjell Broqvist to our engineering team in Gothenburg. Kjell has extensive knowledge of project management and erection of chemical plants and will in the future focus on our Ash2Phos process.
We are happy to welcome Hugo Royen to Easymining’s team in Uppsala. He has a chemical background and will initially work with developing and optimizing our CleanMAP process as a chemical process development engineer.
EasyMining, a subsidiary of the Swedish environmental company Ragn-Sells, has signed a letter of intent with the German utilities company Gelsenwasser AG. Under the agreement, a pilot study will be carried out with the objective to create a facility for phosphorus recovery from incinerated sewage sludge in Germany, based on EasyMining’s patented Ash2Phos technology.
Our mother-company Ragnsells was invited to talk about the need of a sustainable phosphorus management at the SDG Business Forum in the UN assembly the 17 July. Ragnells CEO Lars Lindén talked about the importance of phosphorus, how its handled today, and how Easymining’s Ash2Phos technology could be a part in solving a sustainable and circular economy of phosphorus management in the future. Read more here or listen to Lars Lindén discussing phosphorus management in the UN panel debate after the speech here.
EasyMining and LKAB announces a collaboration project to produce strategic minerals, such as, phosphorus fertilizers and rare earth metals from LKAB’s mine waste. Both phosphorus and rare earth metals are considered by the European Union as “strategic minerals” that are of particular importance to the European industry. Read LKAB’s announcement here. You can also find Ragnsells press release in Swedish here.