Exploring market potential for Ash2Phos products

This summer, EasyMining is hosting an internship program with two interns, Filippa and Elsa, to identify market opportunities for products generated by the Ash2Phos process.

27 Jun 2024

EasyMining's Ash2Phos process is a unique method for extracting phosphorus sustainable, promoting local production of cleaner phosphate for animal feed and slow-release fertilisers. It also produces iron chloride and aluminum products. The interns' primary objective is to evaluate market prospects for these products. 

Facilitated by Ragn-Sells (of which EasyMining is part of), the eight-week program offers interns exposure across various Ragn-Sells operations, networking opportunities with senior executives and authority to lead projects within the company.

Based at EasyMining in Uppsala, the interns will be guided by Sara Stiernström, Product Manager at EasyMining. 

– We're excited to welcome Elsa and Filippa to our team. They will both contribute significantly to our understanding of the market potential for our products, playing a crucial role in closing nutrient cycles, says Sara Stiernström. 


Finding markets in Canada and Northern Europe

Filippa Graneld, pursuing Environmental Science with a focus on Economics and Geology at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, will analyse the feed market and investigate the potential for phosphorus recovery in Canada. 

– My project involves conducting a market analysis of the feed market and explore the potential for phosphorus recovery in Canada. I aim to assess the quantity of recoverable phosphorus in the market and its potential use as a recycled feed phosphate, says Filippa. 

Sara Stiernström, Filippa Graneld and Elsa Rosengren. 


Elsa Rosengren, fresh from completing her
Bachelor's in Business and Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, specialising in Economics and Finance, will conduct a market analysis focusing on EasyMining’s iron and aluminum co-products from the Ash2Phos technology. These co-products are primed for applications such as coagulants in wastewater treatment plants.
 

– I plan to evaluate current usage of these co-products as coagulants and explore their market potential in Sweden and Northern Europe. Through research and interviews, I aim to provide insights into their broader applications, says Elsa. 


Driven by the desire to foster positive change
 

Both interns share a passion for the intersection of economics, business, and environmental sustainability, viewing recycling innovations as catalysts for sustainable economic growth. 

– Environmental and social issues lie close to my heart and is what drives me forwards in life – the wish to make the world a better place both today and tomorrow, says Elsa. This summer, I'm grateful for the opportunity to explore a career related to economics and impactful sustainability. 

– I'm inspired by the shift to a circular economy, adds Filippa. I believe innovation and resourcefulness are key to achieving both environmental sustainability and economic growth. In the future I hope to work with innovation that allows for environmental sustainability to go hand in hand with economic growth. 

 

About Ragn-Sells Summer Trainee Program:

 

  • The internship last for 8 weeks

  • The number of students varies between 6-12 students 

  • At the end of the program, the students present their projects to the management team at Ragn-Sells

  • The projects cover various areas, including agronomy, economics, engineering, IT, sustainability communication, logistics, marketing, biotechnology, microbiology, human resource management, and natural sciences 

ASH2®PHOS

EasyMinings´ Ash2Phos technology extracts phosphorus and other resources from sewage sludge ash.

Recycled feed phosphate

EasyMining is working with several projects to demonstrate that calcium phosphates recovered from sewage sludge incineration ashes could be safely and effectively used in animal feed.