Demo plant for nutrient recycling opened in Oulu Finland
On Thursday 14th of June, a production concept consisting of two innovative technologies was launched in Oulu Finland. The companies behind the concept are SFTec Oy and Rakeistus Oy. In the near future they will start to produce new fertilizers from recycled organic sludges with the help of National Resources Institute Finland. The Demo deplant can handle for example residue from a biogas plant, different kinds of manure and waste water sludges.
The process consists of drying (SFTec) and granulation (Rakeistus) of materials with the companies’ patented technologies. The project has been selected as one of the Finnish governments key projects and has received funding from the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. The project is made possible by Kiertokaari Oy and Gasum Oy.
”We have significant amounts of problematic materials that can be turned into new products with this production concept. At the same time we are substituting the use of virgin materials such as phosphorous” says Sakari Kiviniemi the CEO of Rakeistus Oy.
The opening day was blessed with a sunny weather and a great amount of enthusiasm. Nearly 80 circular economy experts around Finland showed up for the opening. Some came all the way from India.