Entries by SYSTEMIC

The European Biogas Association has recently released its 2020 statistical report which includes the  latest available data on the development of biogas and biomethane across Europe. Among other things, the report features an analysis of the impact of key EU policies on the scale-up of the biogas and biomethane sectors in Europe. Learn more about it here. […]

ManuREsource 2021: save the date!

The fifth edition of the ManuREsource conference will take place on November 24-26 2021 in the Netherlands, with participation of SYSTEMIC. ManuREsource is an international triple-helix conference for scientists, policy makers, consultants, farmers and professionals on the theme of manure management. In November 2021, the conference will host participants from around 20 countries. We hope […]

New publication!

A collaborative study by SYSTEMIC researchers from Ghent University and Wageningen University Research was recently published in the Journal of Soils and Sediments. The title of their paper is titled “Solid fraction of separated digestate as soil improver: implications for soil fertility and carbon sequestration”. The article compares the stabilities of organic carbon and nitrogen […]

RENURE report published by the Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has recently published the Science for Policy report “Technical proposals for the safe use of processed manure above the threshold established for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones by the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC)”. The objective of the report is to help define those harmonised criteria that could allow nitrogen […]

Testing digestate as a fertilizer on maize crops

  As part of the SYSTEMIC project in Italy, the University of Milan and the company Acqua & Sole are testing the use of digestate as a fertilizer on maize crops. The trial uses digestate and ammonium sulphate produced by the anaerobic digestion plant owned by Acqua & Sole, in comparison with parallel tests carried […]

European Sustainable Nutrient Initiative conference (27/10)

The European Sustainable Nutrient Initiative (ESNI) conference aims to put nutrient recycling high on the EU circular economy agenda. Policy-makers, researchers, industry representatives and many other stakeholders will discuss how to raise awareness on the benefits of nutrient recycling and reuse (NRR). Parallel sessions will be dedicated to policy measures, innovative solutions and technological developments on […]

New demonstration plant: Waterleau New Energy

Since the start of the SYSTEMIC project, the AD plant of Waterleau in Ypres (Belgium) has been involved in the project as an Outreach Location. After approval of the European Commission, the Waterleau plant has become officially one of SYSTEMIC’s demonstration plants, replacing the demonstration plant of Fridays in Kent (England) which could not be […]

Successful General Assembly!

On July 16th & 17th SYSTEMIC hosted its annual General Assembly. Due to the exceptional travel restrictions posed by COVID19 the meeting was held entirely online. The Assembly marked the end of the third year of SYSTEMIC and consisted of two days full of presentations and exchanges. In a project involving so many partners and […]

Market research report on products recovered from digestate in Europe

The SYSTEMIC report on “Market research in Europe” has been finalised and published on the SYSTEMIC website (read the full report). The report aims to inspire biogas plants to develop the marketing route that is best fitted for the products obtained through nutrient recovery and reuse technologies (NRR) or vice versa. It does this by focusing on […]

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of plants completed

For the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), business cases of five demonstration and two outreach plants were evaluated and reported in a Business Case Evaluation Report. Apart from the apparent use of EBITA- (earnings before interest, tax and amortisation) and EBIT- (earnings before interest and tax) margins measuring the overall profitability of a business, […]