Nutri2Cycle H2020 project

 

Transition towards a more carbon and nutrient efficient agriculture in Europe

 

 

NUTRI2CYCLE will use an integrated approach to enable the transition from the current (suboptimal) nutrient household in European agriculture to the next-generation of agronomic practices, characterized by an improved upcycling of nutrients and organic carbon. The project is deeply rooted in pevious national and European projects, in which the consortium members were actively involved. The underlying principle is that Nutrient Use Efficency can be significantly improved by integrating on-farm techniques and systems that allow better reconnection between 1) animal husbandry provided flows and 2) plant production requirements. At the same time this reconnection itself will serve a better C-return to soil and GHGreduction by avoided emissions optionally combined with energy production for self-consumption on-farm. NUTRI2CYCLE aims to (i) benchmark mass flows of nutrients, organic carbon and GHG-footprint, (ii) provide an assessment frame (toolbox) for evaluating potential impact of proposed innovations, (iii) actively support concepts, techniques and scenarios put forward in EIP-Operational Groups, (iv) optimize these (+ in-consortium developed) scenarios using the toolbox, (v) showcase the most promising developments via prototypes and demos. Finally, using the experience gained at a local/regional scale, NUTRI2CYCLE will elaborate strategic scenarios to identify the effect of these innovations at European scale. NUTRI2CYCLE brings together the extensive expertise of leading experts in the field of nutrient cycling. This collaboration originates from the EIP-Focus Group on Nutrient Recycling, closely interacting with the EIP Operational Groups in the individual EU member states. Better nutrient stewardship engaging all actors across the value chain as envisaged in NUTRI2CYCLE will increase the C, N and P recycling rate significantly and will improve the overall sustainability and innovation capacity of European agricultural systems.

 

Project partners

 

1.

UNIVERSITEIT GENT (UGent) (coordinator)

Belgium

2.

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO (UMIL)

Italy

3.

POLITECHNIKA CZESTOCHOWSKA (PCz)

Poland

4.

UNITED EXPERTS (UE)

Belgium

5.

FUNDACION CARTIF (CARTIF)

Spain

6.

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI (THUENEN)

Germany

7.

SOLTUB TRADE AND SERVICE PROVIDING LIMITED LIABILTY (SOLTUB),

Hungary

8.

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH (WR)

The Netherlands

9.

INSTÍTUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA (ISA)

Portugal

10.

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET (UCPH)

Denmark

11.

TERRA HUMANA TISZTA TECHNOLOGIAKATFEJLESZTO TERVEZO ES KIVITELEZO KFT (TERRA)

Hungary

12.

CHAMBRE DEPARTEMENTALE D AGRICULTURE (CA17)

France

13.

ZUIDELIJKE LAND- EN TUINBOUWORGANISATIE VERENIGING (ZLTO

The Netherlands

14.

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES (IRTA)

Spain

15.

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TEAGASC)

Ireland

16.

EUROPEAN BIOGAS ASSOCIATION (EBA)

Belgium

17.

IPS KONZALTING DOO ZA POSLOVNE USLUGE (IPS Konzalting)

Croatia

18.

INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW (INAGRO)

Belgium

19.

CONSORZIO ITALBIOTEC (ITALBIOTEC)

Italy

 

The proposal was submitted to the Euroepan Commission for the call: SFS-30-2017 Closing loops at farm and regional levels to mitigate GHG emissions and environmental contamination - focus on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in agro-ecosystems.

 

Project duration is between 01/10/2018- 01/10/2022.

 

Related projects


RENU2FARM http://www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/renu2farm-nutrient-recycling-from-pilot-production-to-farms-and-fields/

SYSTEMIC https://systemicproject.eu/

CIRCULAR AGRONOMICS https://www.circularagronomics.eu/the-project/

NUTRIMAN https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218587_en.html

PHOS4YOU http://www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/phos4you-phosphorus-recovery-from-waste-water-for-your-life/

Further related projects are available at  BIOREFINE CLUSTER  www.biorefine.eu

 

Related initiatives

European Sustainable Nutrient Initiative(ESNI)   www.biorefine.eu/esni-2019

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under gran agreement No 773682.