The Global Challenge

Food, energy and water are inextricably linked and unsustainably supplied. A consequence of the food-energy- water nexus is that we today cannot fulfil our growing basic needs without depleting fossil fuels, nutrients, clean water and soil, a problem that is further aggravated by climate change.

The situation today is unsustainable, and to improve, we must create regenerative processes that restore, replenish and rejuvenate resources, to be able to feed a world population reaching 9 billion people in 2050.

Contribution

The WA3RM mission and contribution is to develop regenerative industrial infrastructure projects including:

  • project and energy management
  • technical, legal and financial structuring
  • project execution

We combine waste streams and add technology or biological processes and third party sustainable capital to create industries that produce food, feed, fuel and other vital substances. Combine, add, create – that is Regenerative Industry Development.

About WA3RM

WA3RM offers regenerative industry infrastructure bundled with the acquired resources and lease or franchise these to established operators.

The WA3RM model was created over six years at the European Spallation Source, where the WA3RM team was first formed. With combined experience from the energy industry, management consulting, private equity, executive management and entrepreneurship, the WA3RM team has the industrial credibility and knowhow to develop profitable regenerative processes.

TEAM

News

RePro Food Final Report step 2

1st  of May 2017

On behalf of Findus Sverige AB, WA3RM is proud to present the final report for Step 2 of the Final Report RePro Food Step 2.

Project site www.reprofood.com.

WA3RM presents its final report on the VINNOVA project RePro Food

20th  of April 2017

WA3RM is proud to present its final report in the RePro Food project in the form of an information memorandum template, including full investment calculations and P&L, balance sheet and cash flow over 20 years for a fifteen-hectare greenhouse and a 500-ton fish farm.

Project site: www.reprofood.com.
Information Memorandum & Calculations

Summary: RePro Food is short for “Recirculation based production and processing of vegetables and Fish” (Swedish: Kretsloppsbaserad produktion och förädling av grönsaker och fisk). The project is an initiative by Findus Sverige AB to create a recirculating food production system starting with five hectares (ha) of greenhouse and a fish farm for 500 tons’ annual production using waste heat and carbon dioxide from the Findus food processing plant at Bjuv. It is a collaborative effort between Findus Sweden Aktiebolag, Veolia Sweden AB, Royal Pride Sweden AB, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU, Söderåsens Biogas AB, Bjuv kommun and WA3RM AB. RePro Food is generously supported by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA).

 

Findus och WA3RM i samarbete kring framtidens livsmedelsinnovation

28th of February 2017

Findus Sweden AB has signed an agreement with WA3RM AB to analyse and develop new business opportunities in and adjacent to the plant in Bjuv. Findus finances WA3RM’s work with the aim of creating and developing conditions for innovation, production and job creation within the framework of Swedish food production – primarily local, and secondly regional.

Read the whole press release (in Swedish) here

HÖGANÄS AB AND WA3RM SIGN COLLABORATION AGREEMENT

5th October 2016

Höganäs AB in Sweden has started a cooperation together with the local energy supplier and WA3RM AB to re-use residual heat and carbon dioxide from Höganäs’ plants. The heat will be used for greenhouse cultivation, fish farming and as electricity. The cooperation will not just result in a reduced effect on the environment. It will also profit local entrepreneurs and create more jobs in the area.

Read the whole press release here

Introducing WA3RM at The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy.

August 26th 2016

By invitation of Invest In Skåne, WA3RM founder Michael Wiegert is presenting the company WA3RM and its business at the EFIB conference being held in Glasgow, Scotland, 18-20th of October 2016. For more information and contact send an e-mail to michael@wa3rm.se  

WA3RM introduces Regenerative Industry Development at SymCity 2016

January 5th 2016

Thomas Parker, one of WA3RM’s founders, is presenting at SymCity 2016, 27-28 th of January in Norrköping. Thomas will discuss how Regenerative Industry Development relates to Industrial Symbiosis.

Link to conference website

WA3RM presents at clean-tech conference in San Francisco

3rd of December 2015

Michael Wiegert, one of WA3RM’s founders will attend Clean Tech Forum in San Francisco between the 25 to the 27th of January 2016 introducing WA3RM to the Clean-tech forum. More information at this link.

Any inquiries please contact Michael Wiegert at michael@wa3rm.se

WA3RM enters as business developer in an innovation project financed by the Swedish Energy Agency.

16th of November 2015

The Swedish Energy Agency together with India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) are carrying out bilateral research cooperation in the area of small isolated electricity networks, so-called micro-grids. The common vision is to carry out 2-4 pieces of small-scale pilot projects that show sustainable solutions for micro-grids with local supply, distribution and use of electricity.

The common vision is to implement 2-4 pieces of small-scale pilot micro-grids before 2020. As a first step towards full-scale pilots the Swedish Energy Agency has now taken the decision to fund three feasibility studies, with a total of 7.5 million SEK during 2015-2016.

The purpose of the studies is that the Swedish partner constellations will be able to evaluate and analyse the potential for a project idea while at the same time establishing relations with Indian partners for the implementation phase of the pilot projects. To find the relevant Indian parties the MNRE is also implementing a similar process in India. In the implementation phases, technicians and interested parties from Sweden and India will collaborate.

WA3RM is selected as business developer supporting the MAKSUS consortium that is one of three teams performing the feasibility study.

More at (in Swedish)

WA3RM participates in the VINNOVA project: ReproFood – Recirculation based production and processing of vegetables and fish

July 1st  2015

Findus in Bjuv is Sweden´s largest supplier of frozen vegetables and frozen fish with a turnover of 2.3 billion SEK. The facility generates large amounts of debris, mainly in terms of heat, CO2 and organic waste products, which can be reused to create recycling-based production which streamlines the use of resources, improves food quality, broaden the product range and optimises the production. It will be a powerful contribution the green growth where employment for weakly established parts of the labour market.

The vision is to create the Food Valley of Bjuv (FVoB) that will serve as a pilot case where models and systems for recycling-based production and processing of food develops. FVoB is developed in collaboration with Bjuv municipality and independent companies within vegetable and fish growing. The VINNOVA project will establish a large scale climate smart greenhouse cultivation and unique land-based fish farming. The collaboration also includes researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The coordination of residual heat is managed by Veolia and an integrator (WA3RM) who will be the main interface against the growers.

Read more about the project (in Swedish)

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Get involved in regenerative industry development.

We are interested in hearing from industries with waste heat, farmers for greenhouses or fish farms and investors for regenerative infrastructures.

Email: info@wa3rm.se
Address: Sandgatan 14F, 223 50 Lund, Sweden