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