1st Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar


The destiny of sewage sludge is and has been in the Swedish debate for decades. More than one third of the Swedish sewage sludge is spread on farmland, but a ban could be just a decade away. Today´s alternative use, as soil amendment and coverage of landfills etc, will not be allowed in the future.

Sewage sludge pyrolysis with farmland application of the remaining sludge biochar is an exciting alternative, giving opportunities for e.g. phosphorus looping, volume minimisation, local energy neutral sludge destruction, removal of cadmium and organic micropollutants, and carbon sequestration. However, the technology is still mature, and the full-scale applications are very few around the world.

VA SYD together with several cooperating organisations are exploring sewage sludge pyrolysis in the project Testbed Ellinge – drying, pyrolysis and productification of sewage sludge, which e.g. includes a pilot project at the Ellinge Sewage Treatment plant in Eslöv, Sweden.

The conference

Testbed Ellinge hereby announces the 1st Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar October 11-12, 2022 in Malmö, Sweden, with a study visit to a full-scale sewage sludge drying and pyrolysis facility in Denmark on the 13th.

Venue:  Studio Meeting Point, Malmö, Sweden

The conference with touch upon several aspects regarding sewage sludge pyrolysis and sludge biochar characterisation and applications.


Download full programme here: Detailed programme – 1st SCSSB

Study visit to Denmark on October 13th

08:30-16:30     Study visit to a full-scale sewage sludge drying and pyrolysis plant at Fårevejle Renseanlæg in Denmark. A bus trip starts and ends at Malmö Centralstation, Sweden.

Conference fee

Conference fee – 1800 SEK

Study visit fee – 200 SEK

Register here!

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Registration link for speakers


Practical info & accommodation

The conference venue is Studio Meeting Point, only 10 minutes (650 meters) by foot from Malmö Central Station. See map

For accommodation we suggest a choice of three different hotels on walking distance from the conference venue:

Story Hotel (in the same building as the conference)

Clarion Hotel Malmö Live (450 meters away)

Comfort Hotel Malmö (750 meters away)