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Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery

Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery (SCRR) is conducting world leading Research, Education and Innovation to significantly reduce the global fossil fuel consumption and approach sustainable society. We identify new and improved methods to convert residuals into different kind of value-added materials and energy. Innovations that result from our activities will help to reduce greenhouse gas effects and other environmental challenges, while creating circular economy.

Anita Pettersson and Pär Carlsson

2017-04-18

Designing ash for the world’s food and environment

Anita Pettersson's Researchers’ Grand Prix-winning research is looking for a cost-effective method to create designer ashes.

Global stocks of phosphorus for use in mineral fertiliser are running out, some prognoses even suggest there will be none left in 30 years. Furthermore, modern mining alone places a strain on the environment and a large portion of phosphorus contains high levels of heavy metals and radioactive substances that pollute the ground. Slurry from sewage is controversial The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency believes that human waste has the potential to create 90 tonnes of phosphorus per...