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.





































































Internal participants

Name Title Phone E-mail
Lars Stoumann Jensen Professor +45 353-33470 E-mail

External Participants

Name Titel Institute
Carolien Kroeze Professor  Wageningen University
David Fangueiro Professor University of Lisbon
Astrid Oberson Drayer Professor ETH
Carlo Grignani Professor University of Torino
David Chadwick Professor Bangor University
Erik Meers Professor Ghent University
Sabine Houot Research Director INRAE
Peter Sørensen Senior Researcher Aarhus University
Dirk Coucke United Experts


Project leader
Project leaderLars Stoumann Jensen
M: lsj@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 34 70

Project Manager
Project ManagerMinttu Liuhto
M: m.liuhto@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 40 06


“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