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Circular Approaches to Phosphorus: from research to deployment
4 March 2015, BAM, Berlin

A workshop organised by EU DG Research, & Innovation, ESPP and P-REX

Formal establishment as a not-for-profit association (eV) of the German Phosphate Platform (DPP)
Official signature of statutes, election of Board
5 March 2015, 17h30, Berlin

The workshop organised by the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation), P-REX and ESPP on 4th March (at BAM, Berlin) brought together 80 participants and 28 nutrient recycling projects. Initiatives present included R&D and demonstration projects funded by the EU (FP7, LIFE+, InterReg) as well as national funded projects and industry initiatives. Below you can find the presentations from that day.

Download here the Workshop-report.

A short summary of the workshop can be found from the SCOPE Newsletter 112


DG Research logo  ESPP logo  P-REX Logo


Explanation of the Purpose of the Workshop

Welcome Christian Adam Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -Prüfung (BAM), Germany

Presentation of EU funded research and demonstration projects

Fostering phosphorus recovery and recycling from sewage sludge - opportunities for Europe Christian Kabbe

Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berling GmbH (P-REX project)

RecoPhos: Recovery of phosphorus from sewage sludge and sewage slude ash Harald Raupenstrauch

Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria (RecoPhos project)

Sludge preparation for agricultural use: Results from
the ROUTES project
Giuseppe Mininni

CNR - IRSA, Italy (ROUTES project)

Integral management model for phosphorus recovery
and reuse from urban wastewater
Laura Pastor Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo (DAM), Spain (PhorWater Project)
P recovery and recycling - outcomes of the FP7 END-O-SLUDG project

Richard Clarke & Ruben Sakrabani

United Utilities, UK & Cranfield University, UK (END-O-SLUDG project)

BIOREFINE: Innovative strategies for the recycling of inorganic chemicals from agro- and bio-industry waste streams

Erik Meers

Ghent University, Belgium (BIOREFINE project)

BioEcoSIM: An innovative bio-economy solution to valorise livestock manure into a range of stabilised soil improving materials for environmental sustainablity and economic benefit for European agriculture

Jennifer Bilbao

Franhofer Institue for Interfacial Engineeering and Biotechnology IGB, Germany (BioEcoSim project)

Green fertiliser upcycling from manure: Technological, economic and environmental sustainability demonstration Maël Ruscalleda Beylier University of Girona, Spain (manureEcoMine project)

Research and demonstration needs

Overview of the BioRefine cluster Erik Meers Ghent University, Belgium
P-recovery routes different processes and approaches: Status R&D Chris Thornton Euorpean Sustainable Phosphorus Platform
Relevant funding opportunities under Hotizon 2020 Tomas Turecki DG RTD, European Commission

Barriers and pre-conditions for deployment

Technology Approval Groups and experience with
barriers to deployment
Suzanne Faber Isle Utilites

P-REX policy brief


Sirja Hukari Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland



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