RENOTECH HAS BEEN AWARDED FUNDING FOR PHOSPHORUS AND NITROGEN RECOVERY FROM ORGANIC NUTRIENT SOURCES
Renotech Oy has started a project on recovery of nutrients from organic nutrient sources: biogas plants and fish farming and processing waste waters. The main focus is the recovery of struvite and related minerals for a new European fertilizing product. A benefit of the new fertilizing product is that ammonium, nitrogen and phosphorus, which are removed from wastewater – reducing eutrophication after application on fields or amount nutrients to be removed before discharge into the environment – are turned into useful material resources. The product is a slow-release fertilizing product which contains ammonium nitrogen, phosphate phosphorus and magnesium readily accessible to plants. As solid product it can be easily stored and transported. Use of circular economy fertilizing products reduces consumption of finite natural phosphate resources such as phosphate rocks.
The project is funded by the South Ostrobothnian ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) through the Recirculation of Nutrients Test Program 2020–2022.
Renotech Oy cooperates with other companies namely Gasum Oy, Owatec Group Oy and Berner Chemicals Oy in the project that runs from November 1. 2020 to August 31. 2022.