Easymining Sweden AB
2007: EasyMining Sweden was founded to commercialize the phosphorus extraction innovation CleanMAP, which was developed during several years of research performed by Dr Yariv Cohen at SLU in Uppsala.
2008: New owners joined the company, including the owners of the large Swedish waste handling company Ragn-Sells.
2009: EasyMining acquired funding from Vinnova for research and development regarding extraction of phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge ashes. This research led to the development of the Ash2Phos process.
2010: A complementary patent is filed for the CleanMAP process that enables energy efficient production of clean water soluble mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP).
2011: Ragn-Sells becomes a part owner in the company.
2012: EasyMining develops a process for and performs the first successful tests of a process for the recovery of phosphorus and REE (rare earth elements) from mining waste. The company receives funding from Vinnova for a project to test the Ash2Phos process on a larger scale.
2013: Another patent regarding the CleanMAP process is filed.
2014: EasyMining patents the Ash2Phos process for phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge ashes. In March Ragn-Sells and several individuals connected to Ragn-Sells acquire shares in the company, becoming majority owners. EasyMining and Ragn-Sells are noted and interviewed on Sveriges Radio regarding phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge ash.
2015: EasyMining begins a project with Ragn-Sells on how to extract salts from a wash solution from fly ashes with a high chlorine content. In December, another circular solution is achieved when EasyMining files a patent for the Ash2Salt process.
2016: In May the Ash2Salt process is officially presented at the Ragn-Sells "Future days", an annual seminar organized by the Ragnar Sellberg Foundation. In November the company hires a new CEO, Jan Svärd, with extensive experience from leading positions in the chemical industry.
2017: EasyMining participates in several conferences and establishes a connection with COWI as an engineering partner for the Ash2Phos process.
2018: EasyMining are during the spring performing two successful pre-industrial pilot runs in Helsingborg and can confirm the chemical process validity of Ash2Phos. The Basic Engineering of the Ash2Phos process are purchased from COWI. Gelsenwasser and EasyMining enters a partnership of phosphorus recovery Germany. BIOFOS and EasyMining enters a partnership to recover phosphorus from Danish sewage sludge ash. EasyMining and LKAB starts a collaboration project to produce strategic minerals. During 2018 is EasyMining personnel capacity growing from 4 to 10 persons.