He has solid experience of phosphorus recovery – and is passionate about implementation of the circular economy. Christian Kabbe is CEO of Ragn-Sells´ innovation company EasyMining in Germany and thus plays an important role for phosphorus recovery from incinerated sewage sludge in the country, for which the company has a unique patented technology.
After Switzerland, Germany is the second country in the world to have legislated to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge and sludge ashes. After a transitional period of 12 to 15 years, all sewage works connected to more than 50,000 households need to incinerate sewage sludge so that the phosphorus, which is a so-called critical raw material, can be effectively recovered. With more than 1.7 million tons (dry solids) per year, Germany is one of the largest producers of sewage sludge in Europe providing a major potential for phosphorus recovery if mono-incinerated. The Sweden-based innovation company EasyMining’s patented technology for phosphorus recovery from incinerated sewage sludge is important for the German market. A branch has consequently been set up in Berlin, where Christian Kabbe is CEO.
The Ragn-Sells Group is a privately held corporate group, operating companies in four countries.