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Bio-based FERtilising products as the best practice for agricultural management SusTainability

Bio-based FERtilising products as the best practice for agricultural management SusTainability

Objective

B-FERST’s main objective is to integrate the valorisation of bio-wastes in agriculture management plans creating anew circular and bio-based value chains considering a bilateral interaction between farming and fertiliser sectors focused on a paradigm shift in the fertiliser value chain with 8 specialised fertilisers. Specialised nutrient mixes are required to achieve a more sustainable management of resources by tailor-made nutrient dosing adapted to farmer systems. The SUSTAINABILITY of B-FERST is based on the reuse of bio-waste to replace non-renewable, non-domestic and energy intensive raw materials:
1) Bio-based solid fertilisers including renewable sources of macronutrients (N,P,K) obtained from 3 by-products streams: i) ashes, as source of P & K from: Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) (sewage sludges), & agri-food such as: slaughterhouse waste, olive & livestock wastes; ii) struvite as source of P & N from WWTP & agro waste (pig slurries), and; iii) compost as source of organic carbon compound, N, P & K from Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste) OFMSW, WWTP & agro waste (manure -livestock-).
2) Biostimulants for soil nutrient improvement from two approaches: selected microbiological strains as Microbial Plant Biostimulant (MPB) or Non-Microbial Plant Biostimulant (NMPB) from cardoon oil meal processing (agricultural by-products) and compost extracts. Bio-degradable coatings based on biopolymers will be used when MPB is added to the fertiliser products to protect the beneficial microorganisms and guaranty their performance.
The VIABILITY is based on previous R&D from other RIA projects. The manufacturing process will be demonstrated at a demonstrative industrial scale. Then specialised fertilisers will be performed and validated in 5 crops tests (Spain, Italy, France, Poland and Ukraine) comparing their functionality to that of traditional fertilisers in terms of: sustainable sourcing, logistics, soil and growing conditions, reaching a TRL6
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Coordinator

FERTIBERIA SA

Address

Paseo De La Castellana Torre Espacio 259d
28046 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 2 690 947,06

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 809 750

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 889 893,75

FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 401 166,19

FKUR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 242 368,75

AGRISAT IBERIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 337 187,50

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 362 487,50

AG FUTURA TECHNOLOGII DOOEL SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 257 806,25

ARCADIA INTERNATIONAL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 244 562,50

FONDAZIONE ICONS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 277 718,75

INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 273 187,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837583

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 016 296

  • EU contribution

    € 6 787 075,75

Coordinated by:

FERTIBERIA SA

Spain