Recovering high quality phosphorus from sewage sludge ash
Closing the loop for phosphorus
The Ash2Phos technology enables the domestic production of clean and safe phosphorus, suitable for conventional farming, organic farming and feed phosphates.
Without phosphorus we can’t grow the amount of food our society needs. Today we are dependent on imports from deeply problematic sources outside the EU. At the same time our wastewater systems contain significant amounts of phosphorus that need to be disposed of but should be recircled back to the food system.
In 2021, Phoshorgewinnung Schkopau GmbH was formed by Gelsenwasser AG and EasyMining Services Sweden AB to build the first Ash2Phos-plant.
The plant is intended to be built at the Schkopau Chemical Park (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) and will have a capacity of processing 30 000 ton ash from incinerated sewage sludge per year. The plant will receive ash from the Gelsenwasser incineration plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen but will also be able to treat ashes from other incineration plants.
Schkopau chemical park
30 000 tons ash/year
PRESS RELEASES & RELATED MEDIA (in English)
ARTICLE | easymining.se| 2022-04-20 New partnership aims to build up capacity for phosphorus recovery in Germany
PRESS RELEASE | Ragn-Sells newsroom | 2021-12-14 Gelsenwasser and EasyMining announce joint venture in Germany
PRESS RELEASE | Ragn-Sells newsroom| 2021-03-23 Our phosphorus recovery solution receives multi-million grant
ARTICLE | easymining.se| 2021-01-13 Ash2Phos will be implemented in Germany
ARTICLE | easymining.se| 2020-09-07 Important partnership to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge ash
PRESS RELEASES & RELATED MEDIA (in German)
ARTICLE | easymining.se |2022-04-20 Neue Unternehmenspartnerschaft zielt auf den Aufbau von Kapazitäten zur Phosphorrückgewinnung
PRESS RELEASE | Gelsenwasser newsroom|2022-12-14 Gelsenwasser und EasyMining gründen Phosphorgewinnung Schkopau GmbH
PRESS RELEASE | Gelsenwasser newsroom | Gelsenwasser und EasyMining besiegeln Partnerschaft für Phosphor-Rückgewinnung