New bio-based fertilisers from organic waste upcycling.

The EU is heavily import dependent for more than 90% of the nonrenewable phosphorus and synthetic nitrogen fertilisers consumed. This has large economic cost (more than €15 billion/y) and negative environmental impacts from fertiliser production and use. European farmers and fertiliser industry therefore urgently need techniques for increasing substitution of synthetic with waste-derived nutrients formulated into high-quality, bio-based fertilisers to fulfill the EU action plan on circular economy. However, this requires research into new processing, application and assessment and more innovative and entrepreneurial scientists capable of meeting these future needs – FertiCycle aims to to fill this gap.

PhD Fellows

FertiCycle will train 15 PhD fellows (Early Stage Researchers) who are clustered in five work packages according to the focus of their research, as illustrated in the figure below.

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Lars Stoumann Jensen
M: lsj@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 34 70
Paul Petersen
M: pepe@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 27 43


“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No.860127”

Project: FertiCycle
Duration: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2023

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