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Project Newsletter: Current holistic concepts for thermal sewage sludge utilisation

06.08.2020 Hannover-Lahe | Halle-Lochau | Utena

Current holistic concepts for thermal sewage sludge utilisation

With the sludge2energy process, a secure thermal and energy-autonomous utilisation of emerging sewage sludge volumes is permanently possible.

In the following Newsletter you can read about projects currently being implemented by sludge2energy GmbH with promising and future-oriented concepts for solving the sewage sludge disposal emergency.

The Waste Sewage Sludge Ordinance (AbfKlärV), which enter into force on 3 October 2017 in Germany, will lead to a reorientation of sewage sludge recycling. In addition the revision of the Fertilizer Act and the German Fertilizer Regulation makes the use of sewage sludge for agricultural purposes almost impossible. The restrictions on spreading sewage sludge on land
force sewage plant operators and sewage sludge disposal companies to search for alternative ways of recycling.

Due to this and the future obligation to recover phosphorus, the need for capacities for the thermal utilization of sewage sludge is
increasing. The incineration capacities currently available in Germany cover only a fraction of the sewage sludge volumes forecast for the coming decade. The timely implementation of effective and future-oriented concepts for solving the sewage
sludge disposal emergency is therefore urgently required.