Municipalities

From waste to pure energy

Many municipalities have been investing in biogas plants for several years. The custom and experience of producing biogas is extensive in many municipalities in Sweden as well as in other countries. A national decision has been taken that all municipalities should sort food waste. In addition, the EU has decided that landfill and incineration are not allowed.

Our opportunities with new solutions and new technologies mean that we become an important player in the transition towards our goal of becoming a fossil-free society and helping to create new possibilities of local and regional solutions for clean energy produced in-house. For communities, it also means the possibility of a greater degree of energy self-sufficiency in a time of crisis due to the importance of the plants in the society.

Rules and regulations

Sludge handling is regulated by the environmental code or by regulations and other decisions made by the government or various authorities under the environmental code. Municipalities are obliged to collect and clean urban wastewater so that the water can be discharged without any inconvenience.

Municipalities shall also ensure that the entire wastewater treatment plant (including sludge treatment and collecting systems) is operated in such a way that damage or inconvenience to human health or the environment is prevented, precluded or inhibited.

As in all professional activities, the best possible technology should be used. The statutory obligation also includes the use of raw materials and energy, as well as the quality of sludge being so high that it can be used without creating health or environmental disadvantages.

For more information, read more here – Regulations on sewage sludge (Swedish)