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NEWSLETTER - 10 November 2022

Bio-based fertilisers can be a huge twist to agriculture! Read our newsletter to find out the last progress

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Dear readers,

Here we come with fresh updates from our B-Ferst project.

One of the big news is that the second field campaigns in Italy and Spain are progressing, and 3 new campaigns recently started in Portugal and Poland. The aim is to test the fertilisers under different conditions and with different crops.

In Huelva, Grupo Fertiberia is building a demo plant dedicated to bio-waste treatment and nutrient recovery, which should be incorporated into the fertiliser production plants and partially substitute the non-renewable raw materials.

Aqualia has mapped and analysed almost 400 hot spots of raw materials, throughout 8 European countries. The data analysed has created a model to optimise the raw material supply of the future fertiliser plant.

AgFutura is conducting a survey on farmers’ behaviour related to switching from conventional to bio-based fertilisers. If you’re an agricultural expert, please provide your contribution!

Finally, VITO has been working on the environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC), to fine-tune the results of both assessments. Next, they’ll include the required inputs for fertiliser application and the crop yield as observed during the field trials.

If you missed our first training you can watch it here, and more webinars are coming in the next months.

Let me thank you once again for your interest in our project and invite you to follow our social networks and take a closer look at the latest news from the world of B-Ferst.

Enjoy your reading!

Javier Brañas Lasala
B-Ferst Project coordinator