Utilization of organic sludge in metal industry (OSMet)
|Coordinator||SWEREA MEFOS AB - Processintegration-PI|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 400 000|
|Project duration||April 2016 - January 2017|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2016 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
The strategy idea guiding the innovation principles for the OSMet project is to assist two large industrial sectors of metal industry and pulp&paper industry on reducing CO2 emission and residues going to landfill, meanwhile keeping theirs economic growth. The project is innovation driven since it is oriented towards addressing the real industrial challenges that have been presented by the participating industries. The long term perspective of this project is to demonstrate the utilization of bio-briquette in the metal industry within 5 years.
Expected results and effects
The utilization of OS in metal industry can be an advantageous possibility which is favorable for both metal industry and pulp&paper industry through the combination of CO2 emission reduction with minimizing residues to landfill. The estimated amount of CO2 emission reduction and reduced organic waste to landfill are 270 kton and 350 kton per year, respectively.
Planned approach and implementation
Laboratory work will be carried out to 1) characterize and upgrade organic sludge from the pulp&paper mill; 2) design and optimize recipes for briquette making; 3) test and investigate the mechanical strength of bio-briquette for metallurgical application. In addition, a business model will be developed to examine the needs of the concept on the market and the economic conditions for the specific solutions. With the financial supports during the Step 1, we are able to extend the project group and gather more industrial and academic participants from Sweden to the project consortium.