Great interest in co-financing as an idea

Testbed Ellinge arranged a digital conversation, together with the association Klimatkommunerna, on sludge biochar and co-financing on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

About 40 people attended when Martin Kylefors, business developer at VA SYD, presented the idea of co-financing, a proposal based on which the state and cities together with the water and wastewater utility collective could invest in technology to pyrolyse sewage sludge into sludge biochar.

The idea is to create a financial incentive for wastewater utilities to invest by forming a government offer to share the costs (co-finance) with the cities and the operator. Since both the state and the cities see benefits from the technology, it is also reasonable to consider co-financing.