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FertiCycle-Nutri2Cycle Winter School


FertiCycle looks to develop the next generation of researcher to fill the gaps in processing, application and assessment of waste driven-nutrients to high-quality bio-based fertilisers. 

The EU funded FertiCycle International Training Network has kicked-off its formal training program with a ‘Winter School’ course in collaboration with the H2020 EU Project Nutri2Cycle, designed to provide participants with important basic insights into the research and development needed in the bio-based fertiliser technology industry.  The aims of the course are to introduce students to the management, treatment, and up-cycling of bio-waste into valuable, bio-based fertiliser products.  It highlights the importance of political, legislative, and economic drivers as well as market mechanisms. 

The topics of the course include:

  • Global nutrient flows and cycling in food systems
  • The role of EU policy frameworks in the transition toward nutrient recycling
  • Technologies in nutrient recovery from organic residues
  • Effect of bio-based fertilizers produced from organic waste on soil fertility and quality
  • Agricultural and environmental performance of bio-based fertilizers
  • Modeling and optimization of nutrient recovery and soil dynamics: Predicting the behavior of bio-based fertilizers
  • Environmental impact assessment on the production and use of bio-based fertilizers
  • Economics of bio-based fertilizer products and mineral counterparts

25 European academic experts in the field of bio-based fertiliser topics lead the course.  Schedule for February and March of 2021, the course meets one half-day per week, includes lectures from experts, discussion break-outs, plenum discussions, and collaborative tasks.  The plenary portion is closed for students, however the lectures are open to all interested researchers and industry leaders.  For more information, please contact Paul Petersen at pepe@plen.ku.dk

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