Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has signed a partner agreement with EasyMining, an innovation company in the Swedish Ragn-Sells Group, to develop new processes and technologies to extract commercially valuable products from waste materials and enable circular solutions.
Alfa Laval’s expertise in mechanical and thermal separation will ensure waste minimization, zero liquid discharge and chemical reuse within EasyMining’s processes. These include extracting phosphorus and other resources from incinerated sewage sludge and producing clean road salt and fertilizers from hazardous ash. The aim of the partnership is to continue to develop new and more efficient treatments for different waste streams.
“This partnership combines Alfa Laval’s technology expertise with EasyMining’s innovative processes to accelerate sustainable solutions for the circular economy,” says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of the Energy Division. “With these processes it will be possible to transform waste into valuable products again, which is a key step in building a more sustainable society.”
“With the cooperation with Alfa Laval we see the possibility of speeding up the development and commercialization of our processes, which is important for innovation companies,” says Jan Svärd, CEO of EasyMining. “We also see great value in Alfa Laval’s expertise in specific projects since separation technologies are important in many of our processes.”