PM producer Höganäs AB has signed an agreement with waste recycler WA3RM to reuse waste heat and carbon dioxide from Höganäs’ operations.

The goal is to establish some form of agricultural operations, and WA3RM is now inviting five players to submit proposals.

‘We want to contribute to the local community as much as we possibly can,’ says Nicklas Lång, sustainability director at Höganäs AB. ‘By delivering our waste heat and carbon dioxide, we can both benefit the environment and help create new job opportunities.’

WA3RM and Höganäs AB previously announced in September the plan to extract and reuse waste energy and carbon dioxide from metal powder production in Höganäs. A pre-study had showed that both waste heat and carbon dioxide were present in sufficient amounts to run example greenhouse-based cultivation or fish farming.

‘We are very happy to be able to sign this long-term agreement with Höganäs for the delivery of waste heat and carbon dioxide,’ says Michael Wiegert, co-founder of WA3RM. ‘It is a decisive step towards creating one of the world’s most modern and energy-effective waste-heat-powered greenhouse facilities.’

This story is reprinted from material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.