Nutrient recycling

Nutrient recycling (1)

The focus of Nutrient recycling community lies on nutrient recovery from waste streams in the agro-food value chain and its use as sustainable fertilizers. Closing the loop of the nutrient cycle is part of the concept of circular economy. At the moment, nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, essential to life, are lost along the entire food chain.

The transition to a more circular economy by means of resource recovery is high on the societal agenda. Society is looking towards science to provide the necessary solutions that can ensure this transition.Therefore, the introduction of nutrient recycling can change this and boost the bio-economy efforts in the EU.

The group is beginning to take shape and we would like to share with you the next steps we are planning to take to build this community.

We aim to:

  • Stress the importance of nutrient recovery in everyday life for the community and for the creation of social wealth.
  • Create a context through which researchers can collectively profit from the opportunities created by the network. For that, dedicated news and events such as summer schools and specific sessions at international conferences are organised
  • Strengthen the relationship with industry and help to provide solutions for everyday problems


The suitability of recycling derived phosphorus fertilizer struvite to replace synthetic phosphorus fertilizers in horticulture
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Potentiel des Fertilisants Issus du Recyclages (FIRs) sur cultures ornementales
19 07 2022
Depuis plusieurs années, le projet InterReg Renu2Farm vise à évaluer l’intérêt des Fertilisan...
Biorefine Conference ‘The role of biorefineries in European agriculture’
30 06 2022
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The International Biomass Congress & Expo 2022

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ESPC4 & PERM5, 20-22 June 2022

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Biorefine Conference ‘The role of biorefineries in European agriculture’ (30 & 31 May 2022)

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Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘July 2022’
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Pro-Enrich – D5.1 Initial report on characterization of Pro-Enrich raw materials and products

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