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Nutrient recovery from biobased Waste for Fertilizer production

Objective

Biowaste valorisation is an attractive approach in the framework of the EU Waste Management policies and the development of a circular economy. Waste from biostreams and different biobased sources are being under-utilised as potential resource of valuable compounds. Fertilisers play an important role as suppliers of nutrients relying on their production heavily on fossil mineral resources. European Fertiliser industry is besides very dependent on imports of these raw materials, being vulnerable to supply and pricing policies.
Main objective of the proposal is to build up a breakthrough concept of Fertiliser Industry, strengthening European competitiveness and boosting the biobased economy potential, through the development of a new value chain, which will achieve turning solid and liquid residues, specifically ashes of different origins and livestock effluents, into high quality valuable products, a new generation of fertilisers. NEWFERT will focus on a viable and cost-effective industrial nutrient recycling scheme, developing new biorefining technologies aimed at increasing nutrient recovery ratios and mitigating environmental and socio-economical impact of the current fertilisers by replacing non renewable and fossil nutrients with biobased materials in their composition. Projected benefits also include substantial energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction. NEWFERT aims to decrease raw material dependency, prevent resource depletion and reduce the environmental impact increasing significantly the Fertiliser industry sustainability. The work organisation has been designed to link and pursue a successful industrial integration supported by a solid life-cycle cost analysis. The strategy of the work plan is based on 8 workpackages. NEWFERT consortium is lead by FERTIBERIA and composed by a balanced set of 6 partners from 4 European Union member countries: biobased industries, SMEs, RTOs and academic institutions covering nutrients recovery from biobased waste field.

Coordinator

FERTIBERIA SA
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
C Agustin De Foxa 27 11
28036 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 210 218,75

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 362 181,00
Address
Avenida Facultad 25
24004 Leon

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Region
Castilla y León León
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 250 250,00
Address
Cicerostrasse 24
10709 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DRAGE & MATE INTERNATIONAL SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 282 617,50
Address
C/o Mario Vargas Llosa 22
30107 Guadalupe Murcia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 202 716,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
PROMAN MANAGEMENT GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 111 756,00
Address
Weingartenstrasse 92
2214 Auersthal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Nordteil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25