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Nutrients and the EU Farm-to-Fork Policy

Summary of ESPP webinars discussing nutrients in EU policies, and in particular, the nutrient loss reduction target fixed by the EU Farm-to-Fork and Biodiversity Strategies.
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Iron – phosphorus interactions and P stewardship

How iron impacts phosphorus availability in soils and agriculture. Interactions between iron in sewage P-removal and phosphorus recovery. Iron-based phosphorus adsorbents for P-removal from wastewater or surface waters and
Update on studies assessing fertiliser value of struvite 
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Climate Change, Nutrients and Catchment Management

This is the second SCOPE Newsletter special issue addressing the links between phosphorus, nutrients and climate change, in cooperation between the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance, North America, and the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform. 
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P4 (white phosphorus): EU Critical Raw Material

Summary of the expert webinar co-organised by the European Commission (DG GROW and JRC) and ESPP, with the EU industries using the specific form of phosphorus P4 its derivatives. Provides detailed information on flows and end-uses, as input to the EU MSA (Material System Analysis) of “Phosphorus” (P4) as a Critical Raw Material.
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SCOPE Nutrients and Climate Change: (1) – Aquatic Methane Emissions

This is the first of several SCOPE Newsletter special issues addressing the links between phosphorus, nutrients and climate change. These special issues are produced in cooperation between the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance, North America, and the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform. 
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In this SCOPE newsletter:

Summary of three conferences on biosolids management (sewage sludge)
- Berlin sludge conference 2019 (Berliner Klärschlammkonferenz), 4-5 November 2019, Berlin
- 5th European Conference on Sludge Management (ECSM), 7-8 October 2019, Liège
- 24th European Biosolids Conference, AquaEnviro, Manchester 19-20 November 2019
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In this SCOPE newsletter:
Summary of the ESPP waste water policy workshop
(sewage phosphorus removal perspectives and discharge limits)
Liège, 9th October 2019

  • Optimising phosphorus removal strategies
  • Flexible permits and catchment/load permitting
  • Achievable levels of P-removal
  • Financial tools to drive P-removal
  • European water and nutrients policies
  • Achieving low wwtp phosphorus discharges: trial results of technologies in real wwtp operation
  • Investment costs
  • Financial incentives
  • Chemical P-removal innovation

With: Veolia, Suez, Aquafin, Wessex Water, Severn Trent Water / UKWIR, EGLV (Emschergenossenschaft & Lippeverband), VEAS Norway, Helsinki HSY, Kemira, EUREAU, ENEA (Italian P Platform), MM (Milan’s water operator), Aqua Publica, Denmark Ministry of Environment and Food, European Commission (DG Environment, DG Research & Innovation)

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In this SCOPE newsletter:
Summary of the 3rd IWA
Resource Recovery Conference (IWARR 2019)

  • Conference conclusions
  • From recovery to market
  • Workshop on implementation
  • Circular City workshop
  • Conference keynotes and context
  • Sewage sludge challenges in Italy
  • Baltic Bonus RETURN
  • Operator resource recovery strategies
  • EU funding of water resource recovery R&D
  • Looking beyond Europe
  • Phosphorus recovery technologies

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Summary of the 9th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW9)
ETH Zurich, 8 – 12 July 2019:

  • Site visits
  • Holistic view
  • Phosphorus excess or phosphorus insufficiency?
  • Fertiliser innovation
  • Animal feeds
  • Long-term field trials
  • Phosphorus management policies
  • Phosphorus recycling
  • Conclusions

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SCOPE summary edition of the 1st Summit of the Organic Fertiliser Industry in Europe (SOFIE), 5 - 6 June 2019, organised by ESPP. SOFIE brought together, for the first time ever, the European carbon-based fertiliser sector, and attracted over 125 participants, from industry (two thirds of participants), regulators, stakeholders and R&D, covering 14 European countries, as well as India and North America.

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  • Review papers on new fertilisers
  • State of science on sewage biosolids
  • Assessment of biosolids on farmland
  • P-removal technology trials results published
  • IFS Conference: leading science in sustainable farming
  • Calcium phosphate food additives and health
  • Phosphorus recycling technology tour
  • Summary of German and Swiss legislations relevant to phosphorus recycling

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One of the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP)’s objectives is to be a hub for networking, for exchange of information and for interaction between research and industry. This SCOPE special edition aims to identify and summarise some of the most significant, recent, scientific publications into phosphorus stewardship. The following list of papers are summarised.

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Summary of the 3rd  European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC3), Helsinki, 11 - 13 June 2018
The 3rd European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC3), co-organised by Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) and ESPP, brought together nearly 300 participants from 30 countries, significantly increased from ESPC1 (Brussels 2013) and ESPC2 (Berlin 2015).

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  • Plant materials and organic by-products in the EU Fertilising Products Regulation stakeholder meeting
  • Closing nutrient cycles in organic farming stakeholder meeting
  • Swiss – German phosphorus recycling conference
  • European nutrient recycling R&D meeting
  • Dietary phosphorus and health

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  • Outcomes BIG P conference, Old Trafford, Manchestter
  • SYMPHOS conference: Phosphorus industry & phosphorus use innovation
  • US Phosphorus RCN research network
  • North America Phosphorus Forum
  • Newtrient’s manure management technology catalogue
  • CIWEM UK P pollution UK assessment of targeted phosphorus fertilisation
  • Attitudes to innovative fertilisers
  • Ecotoxicity of fertilisers & potassium monophosphate
  • New book on phosphorus food science
  • Ecotoxicity of recycled phosphate products
  • France conference on phosphorus recycling in agriculture
  • Resource efficiency in practice: improving farm nutrient management
  • World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF)
  • All Ireland phosphorus workshop
  • Phosphorus recovery & recycling in Japan

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  • EIP-Agri Focus Group Recycled Nutrients proposals
    for Operational Groups and R&D
  • Regulatory status of struvite as a fertiliser
  • CIWEM UK P pollution conference
  • Global Organic Resources Congress (GORC) Dublin
  • Lombardy – South Holland manure recycling
  • World’s biggest P-recovery installation, Chicago
  • Mussels for Baltic nutrient recycling
  • P recovery onto biochars / chemically modified
  • Osmosis P recovery as calcium phosphate
  • P-recovery as calcium phosphate from manure
  • Review of P adsorption to (modified)
    Agricultural Waste Products
  • Hydrated poultry litter ash as PK-fertiliser
  • Assessing eutrophication and restoring water
  • Improving crop phosphorus use

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  • Phosphorus in the chemicals industry
  • German Phosphorus Platform (DPP) fORUM
  • Phosphorus in Nordic countries: P Network announced by Nordic Council of Ministers.
  • Pharmaceuticals in sewage biosolids
  • Nutrient recycling via biochar
  • Biochar research symposium
  • Struvite field fertiliser tests and ecotoxicity
  • Manure antibiotic adsorption to struvite
  • Marketing digestate and green fertilisers to home gardeners

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