ESNI Community – Working Groups
As core part of this initiative, the ESNI community set up 4 Working groups, led by European projects, discussing major challenges with an impact on the nutrient recycling and recovery. At present, the following working groups are active:
- Technologies for nutrient recycling coordinated by FERTIMANURE;
- Agronomic performance of fertilising products coordinated by LEX4BIO;
- Sustainability assessment coordinated by NOVAFERT;
- Policy coordinated first by NUTRI2CYCLE and currently led by RENU2CYCLE.
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More on the Working Groups and their activities!
Technologies for nutrient recovery
This working group focuses on revising and discussing innovative technological approaches for recovering nutrients from different side streams. It aims to boost collaboration among different projects by sharing their scientific findings, bottlenecks and limitations identified, solutions and cases of success.
Discover the outcomes below!
- Brochure on stripping and scrubbing webinar
- Brochure on algae systems webinar
- Brochure on membrane-based systems webinar
- Brochure on thermal and hydrothermal conversion webinar
- Brochure on anaerobic digestion and biogas valorisation webinar
Webinar on Manure Innovation Agenda (5 December 2023 from 14:00 to 16:00 CET)
Agronomic performance of fertilising products
This working group aims to gather all the knowledge related to assessing the agronomic performance of fertilising products, including laboratory and field testing. Discussion on methodologies used, analysis done, quality assessment etc., are relevant aspects of its activities.
- Webinar on quality assessment of bio-based fertilisers (date to be confirmed)
Sustainability assessment (environmental, economic and social)
Projects in this working group cooperate towards finding common approaches for assessing sustainability aspects of the technologies and recovered nutrients. In this regard, efforts are made to discuss common goals, scopes and methodological choices for developing coherent life cycle inventories.
More information on the upcoming activities will be available soon.
This group aims to thoroughly analyse the regulatory framework affecting the practical use, application and commercialisation of potentially recovered products. Identifying regulatory bottlenecks and potential solutions is expected to work on preparing joint position papers of the projects participating in reaching policymakers and regulatory stakeholders.
FEEDBACK on draft text for COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards adding processed manure as a component material in EU fertilising products