This is why the commissioning of the first industrial Nereda® extracted organic alginate factory in Zutphen in the Netherlands is such a significant step. The factory extracts Nereda® alginate from the sludge granules after wastewater has been treated using Royal HaskoningDHV’s Nereda® technology. Nereda® alginate is an alternative to polymer alginate – extracted from seaweed – and has many unique features.
Chair of Water Authority Rijn en IJssel, Hein Pieper, said: “With this investment we create the wastewater treatment of the future: energy-neutral energy and raw materials factories that produce no waste at all. We continuously work towards a fully sustainable and circular economy.”
The development also connects with industrial developments, as Paul Roeleveld wastewater expert at Royal HaskoningDHV added: “This new material offers various exciting possibilities for agricultural and horticultural applications, in the paper and the construction industry.”
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