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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


Plenary opening session    

Welcome Stefan Gäth Board of the German Phosphorus Platform
Why a European Conference on Sustainable Phosphorus? Arnoud Passenier President of the ESPP
Germany’s approach to phosphorus as a Critical Raw Material Florian Pronold

Parliamentary State Secretary for the Environment (BMUB)

Länder actions on sustainable phosphorus and circular economy Martin Kneisel

Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden- Wuerttemberg

What since 2013?

Why the Netherlands are committed to support P sustainability in Europe and worldwiwde – Netherlands a frontrunner in innovation Arnoud Passenier

Ministry of  Infrastructure and Environment, Netherlands

EU work on the sustainable use of phosphorus Pia Bucella

EC DG Environment

Fostering Research and Innovation in Support of Circular Economy Luisa Prista

EC DG Research & Innovation

Sustainable Phosphorus Management: meeting the needs of civil society David Sears

European Economic & Social Committee

Success stories

Success Story: P recovery at Slough WWTP using Ostara Process Rosanna Kleemann

Thames Water Utilities (UK)

Berliner Pflanze Alexander Schitkowsky

Berlin Water (DE)

NuReSys P & N recovery as struvite Carl Dewaele

NuReSys (BE)

Experiences of phosphorus recycling at the Käppala Waste Water Treatment Plant Cecilia Bertholds

Käppala WWTP (SE)

Development of phytase in animal feed Philippe Becquet


Urine use in fruit production Xiangyang Chen

Tianshui Sweetest Apples Company (CN)

Manure processing Viooltje Lebuf


WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award Ottilia Thoreson WWF (SE)

Parallel sessions


P in the environment – Reducing phosphorus losses: big returns on big investments

Cost efficient abd profitable ways to counteract eutrophication Mathias Bergman Baltic Sea Action Group
Polish P index Beata Jurga Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation
  Peter Leinweber Rostock P Campus
Eight mehtods to prevent phosphorus loss from agriculture Kuno Kasak University of Tartu

P from farm to fork – Phosphorus sustainability and innovation in the agricultural supply and the food industry

Meat, Diet and Phosphorus Sustainability Will Brownlie NERC, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The Sustainability Consortium Frank de Ruijter Wageningen University and Sustainability Consortium
From ash to fertilizer Rob de Ruijter Ecophos

Phosphorus, global food security, planetary boundaries, Geopolitical issues, international cooperation, global nutrient governance

Phosphorus Governance Felix Ekardt P Science Campus Rostock
Geopolitics and Governance of Phosphorus Arno Rosemarin SEI Stockholm Environment Institute
A social aspect to planetary boundaries: Equity in access to resources for food Helena Kahiluoto LUKE Natural Resources Institute Vantaa

Agricultural phosphorus efficiency and sustainable intensification

Sustainable Intensification and nutrient recycling Allan Buckwell RISE Foundation Sustainable intensification
Sustainable phosphorus management on dairy farms Debbie McConnell ECIP European Cattle Innovation Partnership
Agricultural phosphorus efficiency and sustainable intensification Javier Brañas Lasala Fertiberia

Skill development for closing the P cycle

Skill development for closing the P cycle Sofie Bouteligier OVAM

Regions implementing sustainable P management

Switzerland - Phosphorus flows, policy and perspectives Anders Nättorp FHNW,  P-REX
Strategy for phosphorus recovery in Denmark Linda Bagge Danish Environmental Protection Agency
Case of Brittany in France Sébastien Homo Cooperl, France

International perspective

Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission Monika Stankiewicz HELCOM (Baltic Sea Commission)
Global policy experience with nitrogen ... Why not with phosphorus? Will Brownlie on behalf of Mark Sutton CEH / INI (International Nitrogen Initiative)
P sustainability research coordination and emerging network: a North American view Helen Rowe NAPPS (North American Partnership for Phosphorus Sustainability)


Conclusions from the R&D workshop Tomáš Turecki EC DG Research & Innovation
Phosphorus Grand Challenge – A $ 10 million prize Melodie Naja Everglades Foundation

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