The 3rd European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC3), co-organised by Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) and ESPP, brought together nearly 300 participants from 30 countries, significantly increased from ESPC1 (Brussels 2013) and ESPC2 (Berlin 2015). you will find the outcomes on this page including summary, presentations, conclusions and posters.

The summary of the 3rd  European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC3), Helsinki, 11 - 13 June 2018 can be found in ESPP SCOPE Newsletter no 127:

Final programme can be found here.

Video of the livestream day 1 and day 2

Presentation Day 1 - June 11th 2018

Opening Plenary
- Karmenu Vella – European Commissioner for the Environment - video message
- Ludwig Hermann – President European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) - Road from ESPC1 to ESPC3 and conference objectives
- Petteri Taalas – Secretary general World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - Climate change, disasters and their impacts on economy and agriculture

Success stories session 1
- Marisa Cunha – Veolia - Optimised nutrients recycling
- Hannamaija Fontell - Metsä Group / Biolan Oy - From paper pulp mill to garden
- Kristy Blakeborough-Wesson – SARIA UK - Cat1 animal by-product ashes as fertilisers

Global challenges
- Will Brownlie – CEH Edinburgh Our Phosphorus Future (UK NERC - UNEP project) and -Scientists’ Call-Scientists’ Call
- Elisabeth Bömcke – Fertilizers Europe - Tomorrow’s agricultural nutrient management and fertilisation
- Matt Scholz – Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance - View from the Americas, update on actions, in particular on biosolids and manure
- Sirpa Pietikäinen – Member of the European Parliament - European political perspectives for a sustainable phosphorus future

R&D project presentations
- Combined slides of R&D presentations - see programme for more information

Mission on nutrient session
- Chris Thornton – European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) – A “mission” on nutrients in Horizon Europe?

Presentation Day 2 - June 12th 2018

Opening plenary - Addressing eutrophication and restoration
- Tabea Stötter – Rhine Commission - 50 years of restoration
- Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky – HELCOM - From nutrient removal to nutrient recovery in the Baltic Sea
- Pavel Misiga – European Commission, DG Research - EU R&D relating to nutrients, where we are today and where the future might go

Success stories session 2
- Tomasz Wojciechowski – GWDA Poland - Compost in Poland
- Yariv Cohen – Easymining - Ash2Phos: clean commercial phosphorus products from sewage sludge ash
- Thijs Wolbrink – Nijhuis Industries - Ammonia recovery from anaerobic digestion
- Outi Grönfors – Kemira - Energy efficient phosphorus recovery solution at wastewater treatment plants

Success stories session 3
- Miiro Jääskeläinen – Eko Harden - Electrokinetic oxidation and dewatering of sediments in Töölö Bay
- Rob de Ruiter – Ecophos - Status of P-recovery and low-grade rock processing site, Dunkerque, France
- Juuso Joona – Soilfood - Fertilisers and soil improvers from forestry and food industry side streams

European Commission update on phosphorus
- Marco Bonetti – European Commission DG Environment - Status of the Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus

Parallel session day 1 and 2

Conclusions parallel sessions combined (session 5 is missing)

1. Phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, climate and food security
- Paul Withers – Lancaster University UK - The role of phosphorus in the resilience and sustainability of the UK food system
- Jari Liski – Finnish Meteorological Institute - Finnish Carbon Action pilot project
2. Nutrient circular economy
- Fabian Kraus – Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB) - Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of phosphorus recovery from wastewater path and phosphate rock based fertilizer production
- Renske Verhulst – Netherlands Nutrient Platform (NNP) - Transition agenda: a multi-stakeholder approach in the Netherlands
- Mathias Bergman – Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) - Breakthrough for nutrient cycling business ecosystem
- Gauthier Boels – Yara - Nutrient circular economy: fertilizer company integration in circular value chains
3. Nutrients in agriculture and livestock
- Giuliana D'Imporzano – LIFE-DOP project - Nutrient management best practices in dairy production for Italian cheese
- Sari Luostarinen – Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) - Tools to calculate manure quantity and quality and to plan regional manure nutrient recycling in Finland
- Arno Rosemarin – Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) - PEGaSus project Phosphorus efficiency in pigs and poultry: bridging the gaps in the phosphorus value chain
- Erik Sindhöj – RISE Agrifood and Bioscience - Baltic experience of slurry acidification
4. Ecological nutrient restoration, nutrient recovery from sediments and run-off water
- Leon Korving – Wetsus - Phosphorus removal from diluted sources such as agricultural run-off and sewage effluent
- Esa Salminen – Vahanen Environment - Speeding up the ecological recovery of the Baltic Sea by engineering (EUTROPH 6)
- Anne-Mari Ventelä – Pyhäjärvi-instituutti - Commercial fishery is removing efficiently phosphorus from Lake Säkylän Pyhäjärvi
- Linda Kumblad – Baltic Sea 2020 - Remediation of Björnöfjärden: a eutrophic bay in the Baltic Sea
5. Technologies for nutrient recovery from waste waters
- Anders Finnson – Svenskt Vatten (Swedish Water & Wastewater Association) -Swedish strategy for recycling of waste-water resources and EU's waste and recycling hierarchy
- Christian Kabbe – Isle Utilities - From discussion to implementation: the impact of nutrient recovery targets and legal obligations on practical implementation
- Esa Nikunen – City of Helsinki - BEST project (Better Efficiency for Industrial Sewage Treatment) a eutrophic bay in the Baltic Sea
6. Policy tools for sustainable use of nutrients
- Arabel Amann – TU Vienna - Strategies towards a sustainable phosphorus management in Austria
- Stefan Russel – European Environmental Foundation - Development, implementation and management of nutrient circular economy in Poland
- Herman Walthaus – Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management - Towards a circular production of biomass and food in the Netherlands
- Jessica Stubenrauch – Leipzig and Leibniz Science Campus Phosphorus Research Rostock - Sustainable Phosphorus Governance from a cross-national perspective


Combined set of posters presented at ESPC3