The European Union is largely dependent on imports of white phosphorus (P4), a strategic raw material for the food and pharmaceutical industries. To tackle this challenge, the four-year EU-funded project FlashPhos – led by the University of Stuttgart – will recover at a large scale high-quality white phosphorus and other raw materials using sewage sludge as input material. These raw materials have strategic applications for the European chemical, metal, and cement industry.
Our vision: FlashPhos is the first process in the world to sustainably produce white phosphorus for the chemical industry
in a full circular economy model, surpassing the quality of white phosphorus on the market today.