WA3RM develops circular industries, primarily producing food, feed and fuel. We create value by matching waste resources and uses, by integrated development of combinations of waste-based industrial applications, by financing the industrial infrastructure and by franchising the use of the created facilities. WA3RM offers industry partners a one-stop-shop to achieve recycling of heat, CO2 and other resources, without substantial investment.
Combines waste streams, technological processes and third-party capital to create new industries.
Regenerative Industry Development (RID) combines industrial waste streams, technological processes and third-party capital to create new industries in which waste resources from industry are the primary input. An industrial process is deemed to be regenerative when its primary inputs have zero or negative value and it creates sufficient positive value to attract capital.
The process of regenerative industry development can be applied also to each new regenerative industry established, creating multiloop regeneration. To attract the necessary investment, applications must demonstrate sufficient profitability. It is therefore appropriate to speak of regenerative development, as the result is economic growth while shrinking environmental impact.
Based on industrial waste resources, a profitable, circular and symbiotic system for food production can be established that uses low-grade heat and achieves multiloop recycling.
There are many uses for waste heat, particularly at high temperature, and other waste streams as well. The choice of technologies in each case ultimately depends upon available resources and market conditions.
Algae farms and bioplastic production are among the most exciting development areas in regenerative industry.
WA3RM was founded in 2015 as a spin-off to European Spallation Sources, ESS in Lund and develops circular and bio-based operations on an industrial scale. 3R is an innovative energy concept that stands for “Responsible, Renewable, Recyclable” and originates from the time at ESS where the task of the WA3RM team was to deliver a sustainable, energy-efficient research facility that was powered only by renewable energy and recycled all its waste heat.
The founders are Thomas Parker, Michael Wiegert and Fredrik Indebetou and have previously established similar collaborations with Findus and Höganäs AB. WA3RM thinks business and sustainability in one, with the driving force that everyone should profit from it. Today they are world leaders in their field and have been published, among other things, in the magazine Nature, which is the world's most cited scientific journal.