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The European Commission has added phosphate rock to the list of 20 Critical Raw Materials, for which supply security is at risk and economic importance is high. Phosphate rock is identified as non-substitutable and of high economic importance. The updated list results from analysis of 54 non-energy, non-food materials including both abiotic and biotic materials. European policies to address raw materials criticality and dependency include improving efficiency of materials use and recycling, waste policy and international cooperation to address supply security.
7th July 2014, Rennes, France: Sustainable phosphorus management in France: ESPP is organising a first meeting to establish a "sustainable phosphorus network" in France. The meeting will be followed by the workshop "Regions at work for the Bioeconomy", Rennes 7 (evening) - 9 July 2014, organised by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Brittany Region. Read more...  
The Biorefine Cluster Europe interconnects projects within the domain of nutrient and energy cycling. Biorefine Cluster contributes to sustainable resource management, from an economic and ecologic point of view. More than 100 institutes and companies from 18 member states, with a combined budget of more than 35 million euro. See SCOPE Newsletter n° 103 under "Downloads" and http://biorefine.eu/cluster/news/BiorefineClusterjoinedESPP

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    P-Recycling Summerschool

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    Students and young professionals discussed the possibilities of P-Recovery from the Sewage Sludge at the P-REX Summer school of September 2012 in Basel, Switzerland. The 3-day Summer school was accompanied the i-net technology event concentrating on the P-recovery options in Switzerland.

    Read more about the summer school and the technology-event at SCOPE N° 108, or at the latest Biorefine Bulletin.

    Full presentations of the technology event can be found here: 

    i-net technology event

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    2nd EU Sustainable P Conference, Berlin 5-6 Mar 2015. Call for talks, success stories, posters deadline 15/11/14 http://t.co/rRjIMC23Q6

    EU Ecolabel criteria for soil improvers require 30% recycled minerals and organics, indication of total P http://t.co/XlktsQvTIj

    Call for talks, posters, success stories by 15/11/14, 2° European Sustainable P Conference Berlin, 5-6 March 2015 http://t.co/rRjIMC23Q6

    Bioeconomy conference - value from agricultural crops - French chambers of agriculture - Paris 4 Nov 2014 http://t.co/V4Vkx7ns3N #APCA

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