PERM6 becomes NERM (Nutrients in Europe Research Meeting)

16-17 April 2024 – Brussels & online – plus research students meeting & site visit 


NERM (Nutrients in Europe Research Meeting) is organised by ESPP, FERTIMANURE, LEX4BIO, RUSTICA, SEA2LAND, and WALNUT.

Towards closing nutrient cycles for a sustainable future, from R&D to implementation.

NERM will include:
- key outcomes of recent nutrient recycling R&D under Horizon 2020, LIFE, Interreg and other programmes
- roadmap for future nutrient recycling R&D needs
- nutrient recovery technologies and recycled fertiliser production
- quality, application and use, stakeholder acceptance of secondary fertilisers
- from nutrient recovery to market
Plus PhD students and networking event 15th April and site visits 17th April (on-farm and sewage treatment nutrient recovery sites).

Check the conference programme here and the programme of parallel sessions*

*only the parallel sessions "Technologies for nutrient recovery – Manure" and "BBFs Testing results from sister projects" will be hybridised.

Learn more about NERM plenary speakers!

Site Visit

Wednesday 17th April 2024 (optional)
14h00 - 19h30 
Site visits to nutrient recovery facilities in Belgium: FERTIMANURE – Detricon on-farm stripping-scrubbing unit to recover ammonium salts from pig slurry (Hooglede, West Flanders)

Site visit description.

Pre-NERM events

Monday 15th April 2024 (optional) 
13h00 - 17h00 
PhD school/ young researcher day (Organised by Biorefine Cluster Europe) @ Catalan Government (Rue de la Loi, 227, 1040 – Brussels)
  • Presentation of the RecaP project
  • Nutrient recovery discussion: can it be done sustainably, how to interact with farmers and policymakers, what is the future of biobased fertilizers?
15h30 – 17h00
Networking Event (Organised by CETENMA) @ European Committee of Regions (Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040 Brussels, room JDE 2253): Fer-Play and Hoop Workshop to share the results and exchange knowledge with projects working along the same destination
Check the programme here.



  • ESPP members and speakers: 330€ (399.30€ inc. VAT)
  • Standard price: 450 € (544.50€ inc. VAT)
  • Additional price for poster :150€ (181.50€ inc. VAT)

NERM Organisers


DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City, Rue Gineste 3 1210 Bruxelles.

Previous editions

PERM5 Vienna, 22 June 2022, summary in SCOPE Newsletter n°143

PERM4, online, June 2021, 370 participants,
with Biorefine, summary 
SCOPE Newsletter n°141 slides and webpage

PERM3, Rimini, November 2018, with Smart-Plant, ESPP eNews n°28

PERM2, Basel, October 2017, with Phos4You SCOPE Newsletter n°126

PERM1, Berlin, 2015
published by the European Commission
summary in SCOPE Newsletter n°111