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


Herwonnen meststoffen in de horticultuur
30 11 2022
Fosfor een essentieel nutriënt waar de landbouw sterk afhankelijk van is voor haar bemesting. De EU...
The suitability of recycling derived phosphorus fertilizer struvite to replace synthetic phosphorus fertilizers in horticulture
22 07 2022
Phosphorus is a key macronutrient for all living organisms including plants. Agriculture is highly d...
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...


ReNu2Farm Stakeholder event (10 November)

Het ReNu2Farm CAP project nodigt u graag uit voor het stakeholder event, dat plaats vindt op 10 N...

The International Biomass Congress & Expo 2022

The International Biomass Congress & Expo aims to bring together leading producers, suppliers...

ESPC4 & PERM5, 20-22 June 2022

The European Sustainable Phosphorus Conferences are unique events bringing together companies, st...


Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘November 2022’
Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘October 2022’
Hydrolysis and thermochemical technologies for the recovery of bio-based fertiliser from fishery waste

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