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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/bioeconomy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/bioelectrochemistry
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FERTIBERIA SA
Address
Paseo De La Castellana Torre Espacio 259D
28046 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 362 181
Address
Avenida Facultad 25
24004 Leon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 250
Address
Cicerostrasse 24
10709 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
DRAGE & MATE INTERNATIONAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 617,50
Address
C/o Mario Vargas Llosa 22
30107 Guadalupe Murcia
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 202 716
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROMAN MANAGEMENT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 111 756
Address
Weingartenstrasse 92
2214 Auersthal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)