Our projects capture industrial waste streams, like surplus heat, CO2, and sludge, and reuse them in responsible production. This creates new economic opportunities, products and jobs. And makes a real impact in reducing environmental footprints.

Commercially viable cyclical systems

How it works

The waste is streamed from an anchor industry to an adjacent, purpose-build facility where it can be used as a resource in new industrial production of vegetables, food or other innovative applications such as biochar, biofuel or lye. Any new byproducts created will be evaluated for a possible loop. This cyclical system is commercially viable for all stakeholders and, above all, provides a feasible path to a healthier future for our planet.


Our solution can be applied to almost any energy-intensive industry and boost circular production of commodities and food.

Innovative use of waste heat


Many of WA3RM’s projects are based on re-use of medium to low-grade waste heat, which typically means temperatures below 80 C°. Such waste streams enable and enhance biological processes, allowing many forms of food, feed and fuel production.

These projects are best suited for cool climate conditions, like in the northern hemisphere. Ambient temperatures higher than the process temperature may require cooling to avoid harming process organisms, as in warm climates. For these reasons, our focus is food production in cool climates.

Similarly, many technologies are driven by a temperature difference, e.g., to drive a phase shift or in chemical reactions. In such cases, access to free cooling creates value for waste heat, with lower cooling temperatures enabling lower heat temperatures to be valorized.


From Paper to Pomodoro

Five straight steps to a circular way

WA3RM regenerative system can be used anywhere in connection with major industrial production. Once potential waste streams, land and operators have been identified, WA3RM develops a commercially attractive project and runs the process of connecting local stakeholders, entrepreneurs and the community. A dedicated team secures funding, plans, designs and oversees construction of a new facility, while ensuring that all parties get to grow together. WA3RM continues to secure valuable knowledge from the project, monitor and oversee the impact created, and prepare for a potential divestment.

1. Assessment

Identify and qualify industrial waste streams, most suitable applications, partners and possible impact.

2. Planning

Define project, connect stakeholders, secure waste stream, land and funding, benchmark impact.

3. Development

Technical design, secure permits, select suppliers. Onboard project team.

4. Construction

Initiate construction and procurement, conduct tests, refine impact calculations.

5. Asset management

Hand over to operator, monitor, carry out continuous improvements. Prepare divestment.


Means to make it happen

Fund management

To make the circular transition happen faster and easier, WA3RM has a financial model that includes WA3RM Fund Management AB. The first fund, WA3RM Regenergy Developer Fund I, has been set up to support current and future Regenergy projects.

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What is WA3RM’s solution?

WA3RM brings waste to life by connecting industries that want to put their waste streams to better use, with entrepreneurs that benefit from accessible energy and raw materials in different forms. WA3RM creates loops with waste streams from an anchor industry and provides the financial mechanisms to develop new regenerative businesses.

What do you mean by regenerative systems?

WA3RM’s development concept is called Regenerative Industry Development (RID) and combines industrial waste streams, technological processes and third-party capital to create new industries in which waste resources from industry are the primary input. The process of regenerative industry development can be applied also to each new regenerative industry established, creating multiloop regeneration.

What are the benefits of your bringing waste to life approach?

WA3RM was created to bring about big scale positive impacts, showing that industry is a big part of a workable and profitable solution to the challenges facing our planet. Using waste streams to create valuable products that we all need, such as food, fodder, and fuels can bring substantial benefits to the environment and to society.

This sounds like a brilliant idea, why has this never been done before?

Using waste streams, including waste heat and CO2 for food production is not a new concept. But most organizations work within their “box” – e.g. government looks after its citizens, companies sell goods and services for shareholders, NGOs fight for causes, etc. WA3RM uniquely works across various “boxes” with a variety of stakeholders from industry, government, community. However, the process of industries collaborating to share surplus resources has been around for several decades, with documented success cases starting in the 1960s, it has yet to be mainstreamed. WA3RM’s waste to life approach is novel in that instead of waiting for the transformation to happen, we take action from developing an idea to reuse industrial streams, designing and building a facility, financing and managing the asset. What is new about our solution is the scale and the business model that we use to make these ideas a reality.

So, it is actually plausible for producers to operate a profitable business using waste streams?

Indeed, it is possible for producers to operate their businesses using waste streams and making a fair profit. It has been done for decades in different sectors at varying scales. WA3RM works to lift the barriers for industries and producers to gain mutual benefits and increase their competitive advantages. By sharing surplus materials and services while reducing their environmental footprint, we contribute to thriving communities with job creation, and self-sufficiency for the regions where we establish our projects.

How do you make sure that the solution doesn’t hamper the possibility for industries to improve energy efficiency?

When we create business opportunities out of waste streams, particularly low temperature waste heat for heating, we do it in cooperation with large, energy-intensive industries with well-developed and efficient operations. We strive to work with “real waste heat”, meaning the heat that we can find in industrial processes, which will not disappear after a technological improvement by the industry in a time frame of 20 years.

How can I drive action?

Whatever your role in society is, you can also drive action, at the individual and collective levels, to bring about a more desirable future for all. Please copy us, join us, or get in contact so we can inspire each other and drive action together.

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