NEWFERT

Nutrient Recovery From Biowaste
Project lead:
FERTIBERIA |
ABOUT THE PROJECT

Develop nutrient recycling strategies to lay the foundations for sustainable fertiliser manufacturing.

KEY FACTS
Type of Project

BBI
RIA

Start Date

Nov
2015

Duration

4
Years

BBI Funding

€ 1.2
Million

Total Cost

€ 2.4
Million

PROJECT AIMS

Create technologies that allow biowaste to be re-used and valorised as a secondary raw material in a new brand of cost-effective, eco-friendly and advanced fertilisers. NEWFERT targets a combination of specific organic and mineral components for fertilisers.

EXPECTED RESULTS
  • Development of a new value chain that uses bioprocesses to recover nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus (NPK) from biowaste (sewage, manure and household waste).
  • Europe’s economic competitiveness is strengthened and the bio-based economy receives a boost.
  • Reduced fertiliser production from petro-based resources, helping to avoid CO2 emissions.
  • Raw material dependency is decreased and resource depletion is prevented, reducing environmental degradation and increasing the sustainability of the fertiliser industry.
  • Improved waste management and cost-effective nutrient recovery, contributing to the development of a circular economy.
BIOPRODUCTS
  • Fertilisers
APPPLICATIONS
  • Agrochemicals