Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery

Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery (SCRR) is conducting world leading Research, Education and Innovation to significantly reduce the global fossil fuel consumption and approach sustainable society. We identify new and improved methods to convert residuals into different kind of value-added materials and energy. Innovations that result from our activities will help to reduce greenhouse gas effects and other environmental challenges, while creating circular economy.

Ash in leach


New method for classifying ash important to energy companies

Now researchers will make attempts to develop a new method for classifying bottom ash – an issue important to energy companies in Sweden.

Previously, this type of methods for classifying bottom ash has not been regarded necessary. Instead, it has been assumed that the material is stable – non-hazardous – since the material is tightly bound in the ash and does not dissolve. But the proposal now with the EU would mean that all bottom ash would be classified as hazardous waste.