Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for all living organisms. Almost 100% of the phosphorus used in Europe needs to be imported and it is becoming increasingly difficult to supply the necessary volumes by agricultural and industrial enterprises - primarily because the reserves of this natural resource are depleted and its quality is constantly deteriorating.
We have developed a process based on hydrothermal carbonization that offers a clever and economic solution for this global challenge. As a result, the phosphorus is recovered directly from the HTC coal. This technology provides considerable advantages.