4h Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting on 02.06.2021

4th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting


The European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP), Biorefine and ETA Florence invite you to the 4th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting (PERM4).

This meeting, partner event of the EU Green Week 2021, will link science, industry, agriculture and policy makers.


EU-funded projects on nutrient sustainability and phosphorus recycling (Horizon 2020, Interreg, LIFE), national and company nutrient projects will present, enabling dialogue and building synergies. PERM4 will address how to improve the uptake of project recommendations by policy makers and users through to market, and identify perspectives for research and policy as well as implementation gaps.


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9h00 - 10h30: Phosphorus recycling research & technology update

                   Outcomes of PERMs 1-3. Meeting objectives and outputs
                   Biorefine & Ludwig Hermann, President, ESPP

                   Housekeeping and meeting networking tools

                   Maurizio Cocchi, ETA Florence

                   Nutrient R&D projects inventory

                   Lapo Braconi, ETA Florence

                   Thematic networks initiatives on nutrients (ITN-Re-source, ESNI)
                   Ana Robles Aguilar, University of Ghent

                   Questions and discussion I

                   From project recommendations to policy implementation and user
                   uptake, SuMaNu Gap Analysis Report 2021

                   Henning Lyngsø Foged, Organe & Kaj Granholm,
                   Baltic Sea Action Group

                   Nutrient recovery thematic network: from project development
                   to farmer implementation

                   Erik Meers, University of Ghent, Nutriman WP2 Leader

                   Questions and discussion II

10h45 - 12h00 : Parallel breakout sessions

                  > Parallel breakout session: Manure nutrient recycling
                     Moderator: Laia Llenas Argelaguet, Universitat de
                    Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya
                     Rapporteur: Marina Ettl, Yara International ASA

                   > Parallel breakout session: Nutrient recovery from sewage
                      & wastewater
                      Moderator: Christian Kabbe, EasyMining Germany GmbH
                      Rapporteur: Bertrand Vallet, EurEau

                   > Parallel breakout session: Contaminants, safety, LCA
                      Moderator: Ludwig Hermann, President, ESPP
                      Rapporteur: Aurore Assaker, Ghent University & Biorefine
                      Cluster Europe

                   > Parallel breakout session: Fertiliser properties and user
                      uptake of recycled nutrient materials
                      Moderator: Kari Ylivainio, Natural Resources Institute Finland
                      Rapporteur: Ana Robles Aguilar, Ghent University

                    > Parallel breakout session: Nutrients stewardship
                       Moderator: Chris Thornton, ESPP
                       Rapporteur: Kimo Van Dijk, Wageningen University & Research

14h00 - 15h30: Perspectives for research and market uptake

                   Nutrient R&D objectives under Horizon Europe
                   Katja Klasinc, European Commission DG RTD

                   Nutrients in the Horizon Europe 'Soil Health and Food' Mission
                   Alfred Grand, Organic farmer and composter, member of the
                   Mission Board, Austria

                   Summaries of outcomes of each breakout sessions (research needs)
                   Sessions Rapporteurs

                   Questions and Discussion

                   Key take-aways from the day identified by experts:
                   Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche
                   Antoine Hoxha, Fertilizers Europe asbl
                   Oscar Schoumans, Wageningen University & Research
                   Dries Huygens, European Commission JRC
                   Sessions Rapporteurs & Moderators



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