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Press Release: Breakthrough for the MAP technology

Scanship to deliver its first full scale land-based industrial MAP

Scanship Holding ASA, through its subsidiary Scanship AS, has entered into a contract to deliver its first full scale landbased industrial MAP as part of a research program on valorization of biochar from pyrolysis of organic waste. The Norwegian Research Council has granted 50% funding for the research program VOW (Valorization of Organic Wastes into Sustainable Products for Clean-up of Contaminated Water, Soil, and Air). Scanship will remain the owner of the MAP technology plant delivered into the project.

The primary objective for the project is to create a sustainable and valuable biochar sorbent product for soil, air and waste water treatment from pyrolyzed organic waste fractions.

The project consortium with Scanship as MAP technology provider consist further of the waste and sewage companies Lindum and VEAS together with NGI and SINTEF.

The project will result in a novel, globally applicable value chain around sorbents made from organic waste. Today organic waste recycling involves high costs, especially when the waste is contaminated. Pyrolysis produces clean sorbent products with positive market value.

On top of this come climate benefits: pyrolyzing 1.2 mill tonnes/y organic waste in Norway would offset the GHG emissions of 200 000 people.

Biochar sorbents allow companies to make sustainable choices in their business activities. However, the range of application of biochar sorbents would be much larger, including soil and waste treatment: lower leaching from contaminated soil and waste would reduce costs and environmental impact of landfilling. This would result in huge global environmental and social benefits.

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Craig Eason Stockholm
Craig Eason is the owner and editorial director of Fathom.World. He has a background in the shipping industry having started his career as a cadet on oil tankers and gas carriers before becoming a navigating officer on a range of vessel types. A change in career, with ensuing university studies, and he has now gained 20 years experience in written and broadcast journalism. He now is in demand as a knowledgeable and competent editor and event host and moderator, both for in-house events and ones for the public.