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


ReNu2Farm/ ALG-AD closing event
04 10 2021
On September 9th 2021, Interreg NWE projects ReNu2Farm and ALG-AD hosted on-line a closing event tit...
New paper: Environmental concern priming and social acceptance of sustainable technologies
04 10 2021
Social acceptance is key to the successful implementation of decentralised wastewater treatment plan...
Grass2Algae – progress from the first half of the project!
03 09 2021
Grass2Algae is an Operational Group funded by the Flemish Department of Agricultural and Fisheries w...


Grass2Algae final event – 19 October

The Grass2Algae operational group (OG) aims at evaluating the use of grass juice for growing micr...

Circular Bioeconomy: production of recycling-derived fertilizers and algal biomass

Alg-AD and Renu2Farm are pleased to invite you to their showcase event on ‘Circular Bioecon...

NITROMAN: Demonstration event of a pilot installation

On Thursday September 30, 2021, Inagro welcomes you at the demonstration event of a pilot install...


D3.1 Renu2Farm_ Report on Mineral Nutrient Composition of Analysed Recycling-Derived Fertilisers
Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘July 2021’
Life Cycle Assessment of roadside grass verges in Flanders

Relevant projects

GasAbate N+: Additive Technology to Prevent Greenhouse Gas Emissions and to Enhance the Fertiliser and Bioeconomy Feedstock Value of Animal Manures and Slurries

GlasPort Bio has developed GasAbate N+, which acts on the microorganisms that cause methane and o...

PIGergy: A novel means of unleashing the energy potential of pig waste

The PIGergy project aspires to close-the-loop in the swine industry, recycling bio-waste through...

Water2REturn – REcovery and REcycling of nutrients TURNing wasteWATER into added-value products for a circular economy in agriculture

Water2REturn proposes a full-scale demonstration process for integrated nutrients recovery from w...

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