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CCm Technologies leads the way in waste to fertiliser technology

The Farming Social Hub podcast and radio show welcomed Pawel Kisielewski onto the show on 17 April.

Pawel is CEO of CCm Technologies, an award-winning clean tech company that focuses on resource optimisation, including Carbon Capture and Utlisation.

CCm Technologies is working with stakeholders across the farming and food sector to utilise waste streams, such as CO2, Ammonia and Phopshate, into a natural fertiliser that will offer stable properties and so can replace the artificial fertilisers that are currently in use.

For farmers in the UK and across the globe, CCm’s research and development of fertiliser created from waste resources could have a huge impact on soil health. While further research is being carried out, it is thought that CCm’s technology will be able to contribute to reversing the decline in soil health that has resulted from decades of intensive, industrialised farming.

‘This isn’t just about making fertiliser for the UK market,’ explained Pawel on the show, ‘This is about making a positive contribution to the climate crisis, particularly when it comes to improving soil health in developing countries.’

This clever technology is capable of transforming sewage bio-solids into fertiliser but more importantly integrate waste phosphorous and ammonia that is leaching into water-courses and causing enormous environmental damage.

As explained on the CCm Technologies website:

CCm Technologies has developed a method of producing fertiliser and soil conditioner through the use of captured carbon dioxide from industrial power generators. The first full-scale fertiliser manufacturing plant has been successfully commissioned at CCm’s Technology Centre in Swindon before its deployment to Viridor’s multi-waste site in Somerset. The technology highlights include:

Transformation of 6,500 tonnes of waste Anaerobic Digestate cake into approx. 13,000 tonnes of high-grade compound fertiliser.
Exothermic heat (1.98 GJ (551kWh) of thermal energy per tonne of carbon dioxide; high storage density at 200kWh/m3) from the process will supply Viridor’s regulatory pasteurisation step, freeing up valuable bio-gas to be sent to the grid.
Capture and utilisation of carbon dioxide being emitted from Viridor’s bio-gas generators.
90% reduction in the carbon footprint when compared with traditional fertiliser manufacturing techniques.
Application extensions have been developed for the sewage sector allowing for the capture of the waste Phosphorous and Ammonia, currently being discharged into watercourses, to be integrated CCm’s upgrading of the bio-solids into fertiliser.
This sustainable technology is stand-alone financial viable and is not reliant on government subsidies. The base case internal rates of returns (IRRs) for the process generate between 15-18%.
Industry matching fertiliser following years of agricultural trials at the Royal Agricultural University & Velcourt.

Anyone wishing to discuss any aspect of Ccm Technologies fertiliser production can contact Pawel and the team at: t: +44 (0)1865 578 900