Several SYSTEMIC partners have edited and authored chapters in a recently published book: Biorefinery of Inorganics: Recovering Mineral Nutrients from Biomass and Organic Waste. This book is an excellent resource to those wanting to get a comprehensive overview of the potential for mineral recovery from waste. It addresses technological issues but also contains economic, ecological, and agronomic full-scale field assessments.
Biowaste, animal manure, sewage sludge and food and feed waste, form the most abundant waste stream in Europe and hence, the most prominent potential resource for the production of biogas and the recovery and recycling of mineral nutrients like phosphorus (P), nitrogen (N) and potassium (K), thereby reducing Europe’s dependency on external and non-renewable P reserves and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from N fertilizer production.
SYSTEMIC receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement no. 730400