The world’s largest environmental prize recognizes value of recovering nutrients from waste

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The Curt Bergfors Foundation has recognized the importance of recovering nutrients from waste by nominating Ragn-Sells for their Food Planet Prize. The prize is given to two winners who get $2 million each, making this the world’s largest environmental prize.
Ragn-Sells' entry to the award consists of three solutions for recycling nutrients from waste back into our food production. “As the world’s population keeps increasing, recycling agricultural nutrients is crucial to our ability to feed everyone without ruining the planet”, says Pär Larshans, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ragn-Sells.
The three processes recycle three crucial nutrients for growing our food today – phosphorus from sewage sludge, nitrogen from sewage water, and potassium from fly ash. By recycling these nutrients instead of releasing them back into the atmosphere, we can avoid mining or fixation operations that require large amounts of fossil fuels today. In some cases, we can prevent the greenhouse gasses that would have been created directly by the waste, like N2O.
The Curt Bergfors Foundation was established in 2019 by the Swedish entrepreneur Curt Bergfors, founder of the restaurant chain MAX Burgers. The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize is now the world’s largest environmental award, aiming to accelerate the transition to sustainable food systems.
  • Evangeline Wanjiru

    73 w

    Wonderful idea for our ecosystem.

    • wilkerson rollins

      82 w

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      • Musaad Abdullah

        88 w

        Great job indeed..

        • Sweta Chakraborty

          88 w

          This is a great solution to win back the necessary nutrients for our food agricultural systems!

          • Sarah Chabane

            88 w

            Congratulations! 🎉🍾

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