Fortum is actively developing new cost-effective solutions to help reduce and reuse the material flows from the metal industry. We turn waste and slag into new raw materials or commodities and handle the treatment of contaminated soil or waters.
Fortum combines good local knowledge of the metal industry with international experience, enabling open cooperation and innovative, long-term projects. The type of waste that is collected for treatment from metal industries varies a great deal by sector. The uniting factor is the large volume of unusable material generated in production.
Fortum’s strength lies in solutions tailored individually for and in collaboration with the customer. The circular economy approach is not a new concept in the metal industry, but we have instilled it in all aspects of waste management: the minimisation of unnecessary waste, reutilisation, material and energy recycling as well as landfills.
Fortum is involved in cooperation with its metal industry customers in several research and development projects that challenge traditional waste collection models and promote a circular economy approach, saving materials, energy and the environment. We aim to optimise the recycling of waste materials generated in production and continuously look for new uses for them, whether in the plant’s own production, to be utilised by other industries, as road construction material, for the treatment of soils and waters, as well as in environmentally responsible construction projects.
Most significant benefits to the metal industry: