2021-09-16 09:24News

Hitachi Zosen Inova expands the market for Ash2Salt solution

The signing parties represented by (from left to right) Jan Svärd, CEO EasyMining Sweden AB; Anna Lundbom, Head of Markting EasyMining Sweden AB; and Fabio Dinale, VP Business Development and Executive Committee member Hitachi Zosen Inova AGThe signing parties represented by (from left to right) Jan Svärd, CEO EasyMining Sweden AB; Anna Lundbom, Head of Markting EasyMining Sweden AB; and Fabio Dinale, VP Business Development and Executive Committee member Hitachi Zosen Inova AG

 

The global cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova and EasyMining have on the 15th of September entered into an agreement where Hitachi Zosen Inova, as a licensee of the Ash2Salt patent, will expand the market for this unique technology outside the Nordics. This is an important step in further commercialising the Ash2Salt technology.

- We are thrilled that a large and reputable company like Hitachi Zosen Inova sees the possibilities with our Ash2Salt technology. It is gratifying that Hitachi Zosen Inova see such potential with this technology that they, during the construction of the first Ash2Salt plant at Högbytorp, wants to license the technology outside the Nordics, says Anna Lundbom, Head of Marketing at EasyMining.

Win-win for both companies

Hitachi Zosen Inova is a company that is already established in the market for handling fly ash. The company’s global reach will ensure good potential for a market expansion of this unique circular solution for the extraction of commercial salts from fly ash.

- EasyMining's Ash2Salt process is an excellent addition to our established fly ash cleaning processes. The separation of salts from fly ash is of high value for the plant operator, and it also brings us another step forward on our way to a circular economy. Therefore, Hitachi Zosen Inova will be offering this concept in future plants as we are convinced of its economic and ecological benefits”, says Dr Volker Wiesendorf, Director Sales Energy from Waste at Hitachi Zosen Inova.

After signing the licence agreement, the representatives of HZI, EasyMining and Ragn-Sells visited the construction site of the Ash2Salt plant in Högbytorp, SwedenAfter signing the licence agreement, the representatives of HZI, EasyMining and Ragn-Sells visited the construction site of the Ash2Salt plant in Högbytorp, Sweden

The first plant already under construction

In May 2020 Ragn-Sells started the construction of the first Ash2Salt plant in Högbytorp outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Hitachi Zosen Inova is key contributor in this project, responsible for the design and construction of the process plant. The construction is progressing well, and the plant will be up and running in the summer of 2022. Initially, the plant will be able to receive and process up to 135,000 tonnes of fly ash per year.

Fly ash, which is classified as hazardous waste, is what is left-over from scrubbing the flue gas from waste incineration. The Ash2Salt plant will wash the fly ash and recover from it the salts; sodium chloride, calcium chloride and potassium chloride, for various commercial applications.

One of the advantages of this technology is that the ash no longer needs to be disposed of as hazardous waste and that valuable substances in the ash are recovered and reused.

- If we are serious about creating a sustainable society, we have to use more of the raw materials we have already extracted, and the Ash2Salt technology is a great example of this, concludes Anna Lundbom.

The Ash2Salt technology will be applicable in all countries where flue gas residues from incineration need to be handled. In the agreement, Hitachi Zosen Inova will be the licensee in the following countries: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, People’s Republic of China, Japan, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Australia.

For more information:
Anna Lundbom, Head of Marketing, EasyMining
+46(0)709 27 28 29, anna.lundbom@ragnsells.com    

Press release Ragn-Sells Group (EasyMining): Hitachi Zosen Inova expands the market for EasyMining’s unique Ash2Salt solution   

Press release Hitachi Zosen Inova: HZI and EasyMining sign Licence Agreement - Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (hz-inova.com)

About Hitachi Zosen Inova
Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste (EfW), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and project developer delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technology, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to user requirements. HZI’s Service Group combines absolute commitment to research and development with extensive manufacturing and assembly capabilities and looks after your plant throughout its entire life cycle.

The company’s customers range from experienced waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets worldwide. HZI’s innovative and reliable waste and flue gas treatment as well as gas upgrading and power-to-gas solutions have been part of over 700 reference projects delivered since 1933.


About EasyMining

EasyMining is an innovation company dedicated to closing nutrient cycles. We are owned by the Swedish environmental company Ragn-Sells. We are passionate about inventing new technology that uses intelligent chemical solutions to close nutrient cycles. Our objective is to create new circular material flows in an efficient commercial way.

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