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.
In the beginning of August of 2018 will COWI initiate their work on a basic engineering for EasyMining’s first Ash2phos plant, planned to be in south of Sweden. EasyMining’s business developer John Svärd concluded that “this is a great step for our commercialization of the Ash2Phos technology, and with a great partner”. COWI will fininsh the basic engineering in December of 2018 and well before then will the localization be set and announced. Stay tuned!
EasyMining was a proud sponsor of European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference 3 at Helsinki, Finland, in the beginning of June. You can find EasyMining’s inventor and development manager Yariv Cohen present at the conference here at 1h 56 min.
Easymining has performed our second pilot run during May. The aim of the pilot was to optimize equipment selection for the full scale plant. The pilot was successful and the third pilot run is planned to be in September.
We are happy to welcome Viktora Westlund and Carl-Johan Högberg to the Easymining team. Both has a chemical background and will initially work with developing and optimizing our Ash2Phos process as chemical process engineers.
Easymining’s inventor Yariv Cohen presented our progress with the Ash2Phos technoloigy at IWA Sweden seminar the 11 of April in Malmö, Sweden. The intention of the seminar was to establish the status for phosphorus extraction from thermochemically treated sludge. If you want to see our presentation, please visit the following link svensktvatten.se .