B-FERST is an EU project that integrates the valorisation of bio-waste in agriculture by creating new circular and bio-based value chains. The project improves the sustainability of arable land by developing 8 innovative bio-based fertilisers. Our ultimate goal is to enhance the relationships between farmers and bio-based industries.


The BIOSCHAMP project aims to develop an integrated approach to tackle the mushroom cultivation challenges: an alternative and sustainable peat-free biostimulant casing for the mushroom industry, reducing the need for pesticides and contributing to improving the productivity, sustainability, and the profitability of the European mushroom sector.”


Horizon Europe PestNu project:

PestNu targets the field-testing and demonstration of digital and space based technologies (DST) and agro-ecological and organic practices (AOP) under a systemic approach to reduce the pesticides and fertilisers use, and loss of nutrients.

FER-PLAY employs a unique methodology to map the value chains and select the ones with best environmental, social and economic performance as well as technical and regulatory viability. FER-PLAY engages key stakeholders in co-creation of results and broadly disseminates them. The consortium gathers key players from the whole value chain: (i) 200+ alternative fertiliser producers from all the main types of secondary raw materials (producers of digestate, compost and struvite), (ii) entities representing conventional (1.5M members), organic (100,000 members) and young (200,000 members) farmers, (iii) a Pan-European network with +100 members representing public administrations, supported by waste valorisation and agriculture research institutes, market strategists and communication experts.

SmartProtect Platform is a thematic network focusing on SMART IPM solutions for farmers, advisors, experts, researchers, technology providers, and any other interested end-user. In this SmartProtect platform you can find technologies and methodologies for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in vegetable production for open-field and greenhouse production systems. IPM solutions are divided by technique type (application techniques, decision support techniques, diagnostics and detection techniques, and monitoring techniques), while are also accessible by application range (Bacteria, Beneficials, Fungi, Insects, Mites, Nematodes, and Viruses).

LEX4BIO – Optimizing bio-based fertilizers in agriculture
Bio-based fertilizers (BBF) have the potential to minimize the environmental impact of existing fertilizers and improve sustainability through recycling of nutrient-rich side-streams. This will be achieved by developing a profound knowledge basis and new coherent methods to take full advantage of BBFs, focusing on the most promising technologies for BBF production, and evaluating their fertilization potential and other properties against national and European fertilization requirements.
LEX4BIO aims to decrease European dependency on finite and imported, apatite-based phosphorus and energy-intensive mineral nitrogen fertilizers by collecting and processing regional nutrient stock, flow, surplus and deficiency data, and reviewing and assessing the required technological solutions. Socioeconomic benefits and limitations to increase substitution of mineral fertilizer for BBFs will be analyzed.

WalNUT aims to develop concepts and technological solutions to re-design the value and supply chains of nutrients from wastewater and brine. Researchers will tailor five pilot plants for nutrient recovery from wastewater and brine by combining multiple process units selected from a pool of technologies. The pilot plants will target highly efficient nutrient recovery and minimisation of environmental impacts, in addition to showcasing the full potential of wastewater and brine as a raw material for biofertiliser production. WalNUT therefore aims to create and disseminate a new paradigm shift from wastewater and brine treatment to resource recovery, which is essential for the EU to sustain industries and societies for the long term.