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SUSFERT testing lignosulfonate soil improves in field trials

SUSFERT has added another Key Exploitable Result to its long list of ambitious achievements of developing sustainable multifunctional fertilisers. In its striving to significantly contribute to the Zero pollution Ambition SUSFERT is developing lignosulfonate based soil improvers/conditioners to support real grass and limit the growth of artificial lawns reducing pollution from plastic lawn production.   […]

Join SUSFERT in Green Week Partner Event

SUSFERT will be joining four other H2020/BBI-JU projects in a RTDS led Green Week Partner Event on 8 June discussing the crucial role of industry-academic partnership in the circular bio economy aiming for zero pollution. This is in line with the goals of the European Commission’s Green Deal, as part of the Paris Agreement, to achieve net-zero greenhouse […]

STRUVITE — Contribution to the circular economy

The European Union (EU) has designated phosphorus (P) as being a critical raw material not only because it is an essential nutrient, but also because it is a non-renewable raw material, for which some estimates suggest that supplies will rapidly decline within the next century. The major user of P is the agricultural sector for […]

Struvite: Phosphorus recovery for Bio-based fertilizers

SUSFERT consortium members University of Antwerp, Groupe Roullier, Timac Agro, and Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) recently published a systematic comparison of commercially produced struvite looking at the quantities, qualities and soil-maize phosphorus availability in Science Direct.  The publication analyses struvite from 30% of the 80 worldwide installations, and while current struvite production is limited, it demonstrates […]

Announcement – Public deliverable on current framework conditions (Roullier)

Late last year the SUSFERT consortium received its second public deliverable (D6.2) of the project: “Report on current framework conditions: regulations and policy opportunities and barriers”. Within Work Package 6 (WP6 – Sustainability), Sylvain Pluchon and colleagues from Group Roullier worked on the deliverable. Clearly, this topic is hugely important to the European fertiliser industry who’s work depend heavily […]

People of SUSFERT – Sappi

In this new blog series called “People of SUSFERT” we will bring our research, industry and SME partners to the forefront one by one, so you can get to know us and our SUSFERT objectives even better. Welcome to the stage – Nikolaus Schwaiger from Sappi! Niki Schwaiger and his colleague in the Sappi plant […]

International Day of Women in Science 2020

On this day, February 11th 2020, we once again celebrate the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Since 2011 all over the world we commemorate the great work and sacrifices women have made to move sciences and with it our societies forward. Benefits of gender balance in sciences ((c) UN Women).   […]

SUSFERT at the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019

The European funding body Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) invited to attend their highly anticipated Stakeholder Forum in Brussels in December 2019. Partner RTDS represented the SUSFERT project at a project stand and work package 7 (DEC) leader Natascha Miljkovic (RTDS) held a presentation on SUSFERTs ambitions and goals.   WP7 lead Natascha Miljkovic (RTDS) (on […]

Fourth SUSFERT Consortium Meeting at BOKU IFA Tulln (Austria)

From November 26th to 28th 2019 the SUSFERT partners came together in Austria to update the consortium on the progress in their respective tasks and work packages during the fourth SUSFERT consortium meeting at the BOKU IFA Tulln (Lower Austria).   Progress within SUSFERT The first day of the meeting was focussing on work package […]

SUSFERT animation video premiered

After the announcement of the completion of our first public deliverable (D1.4) last week we already have another highlight to share with you – the SUSFERT animation video has premiered! You can find it on the newly established SUSFERT YouTube channel.     Challenges for farmers In this video clip of you will get information […]

Completion of the first public deliverable of the SUSFERT project

The SUSFERT project announces the completion of the first public deliverable of the project: “Recommendations for struvite producers to make their product suitable for use as phosphorous source in fertilisers”. Marc Spiller and co-authors from the University of Antwerp and SUSFERT analysed struvite from 14 European sources and discuss its possible utilisation routes in N-P-K fertilisers.

Austria Summit bioeconomy breakout session – event report

Spring time of 2019 will go into the European history books as the age of climate change awareness. With the massive protest movements, headed by famous but also some infamous names such as Swedish school pupil Greta Thunberg, policy makers around the globe start to once again push the envelope to avoid harmful effects of […]