The Green Mineral Mining Centre of Groot Zevert Vergisting (GZV) – one of the five SYSTEMIC demonstration plants – was officially opened by her majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on 4 September 2019.
The GZV plant works to convert pig manure and biowaste into biogas, mineral concentrate, precipitated phosphate and organic soil improver.
The method to separate phosphorus was developed by the SYSTEMIC project partner Wageningen Environmental Research. In April 2019, Wageningen started monitoring GZV’s product quality, energy production, energy and chemicals consumption, as well as the effectiveness of the individual steps of the process. The results of the plant’s performance and benefits of the implemented processes will be published soon.