Phosphorus Fact Sheet - for comment
ESPP has published a draft “Phosphorus Fact Sheet”. The objective is to provide in a readily accessible form, supported by reference sources, key numbers and data relating to phosphorus production, uses, environmental impacts and recycling, in order to offer in one place answers to often asked questions. This responds to the issue that for many aspects of the phosphorus cycle, data is not easily available, or published data is contradictory or out of date, or confusing because of use of different units (tonnes of rock, of phosphorus, of P2O5 …). Best estimates are made of how much phosphorus goes to different applications: agriculture (much the biggest use: c. 87% to fertilisers and 7% to animal feed), fire safety, batteries, food and beverage … Estimates are also provided on phosphorus in food, in sewage, phosphorus “use efficiency” … The objective is not to have fully scientifically justified numbers, but estimates which are considered realistic by competent stakeholders. Any comments are welcome: on the estimated data, on the sources used, or for other data on aspects of phosphorus management which it would be useful to include.
ESPP contribution to EU public consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
The contribution can be found here as a response to the EU public consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
Presentations ESPP conference Phosphorus stewardship in industrial applications 01-12-2016
Report of the conference is online here.
Opening: Janez Potocnik - Co-chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel and previous EU Environment Commissioner
Phosphorus: global resources perspective
Willem Schipper – Willem Schipper Consulting
Phosphorus in industry and society
Carl Szöcs – Prayon
Phosphorus recycling initiatives in a multi-sector P company
Chris Slootweg - SUSPHOS network
Circular phosphorus chemistry and knowledge transfer from one sector to another (chemistry, agriculture, industry)
Steve van Zutphen - Magpie Polymers
Metal Scavenging: using low-value phosphorus materials to make metal refining more sustainable
Alexander Maurer - ICL Fertilizers
The RECOPHOS-Process P4 from Sewage Sludge Ashes
Andreas Rak and Martin Lebek - Remondis
Clean technology for P-recycling to phosphoric acid: REMONDIS TetraPhos®
Marco Michelotti and William Grandi - ProPHOS Chemicals
Innovative solution for phosphate recovery from exhausted extinguishing powders (PhoSave Horizon2020 project)
Wolfgang Wanzke – sustainability manager Clariant
Sustainability in the Phosphorus Value Chain: P-based flame retardants and fire retarded plastics
Maria Cristina Pasi - Italmatch Chemicals, Coordinator of the TRIALKYL LIFE project
Reducing the impact of P chemistry
Tomas Turecki – European Commission DG RTD
Industry innovation and phosphorus sustainability in FP7 & H2020
Solon Mias - EU Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
LIFE Environment Water
Report and presentations ESPP workshop Pharmaceuticals in sewage biosolids 27/10/2016
The report with the outcomes of the workshop can be downloaded here.
P-REX comparative risk assessment of seven renewable and not certified phosphorus fertilizers
A comparative risk assessment of seven renewable and not certified phosphorus fertilizers, sewage sludge, raw ash and triple super phosphates has been conducted for PCDD/Fs + dl-PCBs, PAHs, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn. Download the research paper.
Historical literature on phosphorus
Phosphate cristallisation for P-recovery at Treviso WWTP, Cecchi, Battistoni & Boccadora, 2003
The effectiveness of different precipitated phosphates as sources of phosphorus for plants, Richards & Johnston, December 2001
Phosphate recovery by precipitation in a stirred reactor, Rey, Mangin, Klein, Lieto, December 2001
P-recovery: Conference Summary Second International Conference on the recovery of phosphorus from sewage and animal wastes, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 12 & 13 March 2001
P-recovery: Conference Summary & Papers, First International Conference on the recovery of phosphorus from sewage and animal wastes, Warwick, 1998
Phosphorus availability in the 21st century Management of a non-renewable resource, Ingrid Steen, Phosphorus & Potassium, Issue No: 217 (September-October, 1998)
P recovery from animal manure: the possibilities in the Netherlands, Van Ruiten Adviesbureau/Projectbureau BMA, for CEEP, November 1998
ESPP response to EU food security consultation
ESPP response to the public consultation on Horizon 2020 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020 can be downloaded here.
Call for candidates ENRD thematic group on rural resource efficiency
ENRD (European Network for Rural Development, funded by the European Commission DG Agriculture) is calling for participants for a Thematic Group on “Resource efficient rural economy”. Deadline for candidates is 27th August 2016. Registration here. More information here.
ESPP response to EU consultation on preparation of Horizon2020 WP 2018-2020 on Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials - 8-4-2016
The input of ESPP can be found here.
ESPP comments to Deloitte draft phosphorus MSA documents circulated 1/9/2015
The ESPP was asked for input for the Study on Data Inventory for a Raw Material System Analysis. The study was carried out for the European Commission (DG GROW) in the context of the EU Raw Materials Initiative.
Here the ESPP comments
Here the project website
Here the final report by Deloitte
Presentations workshop Bio-nutrient circular economy, Brussels, 2/12/15
Chris Thornton - ESPP - Policies and tools for the bio-nutrient circular economy
Arthur Ten Wolde - Ecopreneur - More prosperity, new jobs: A business perspective on the Circular Economy Package
Katarina Svatikova - Trinomics - Policies and tools for the bio - nutrient circular economy Changing the directions incited by fiscal policies
Stefanie Siebert - ECN - Policies and tools for the bio-nutrient circular economy Carbon, Nutrients and Soils
Stephen Hinton - TSSEF - Fiscal approaches to driving the circular economy
Nicolas De Vega - EBA - Producing renewable energy and organic fertilisers in a circular economy
Minutes ESPP General Assemby 2/12/15
Minutes of the admnistrative ESPP General Assembly meeting 2/12/2015: administration, budget, actions to date and priorities for 2016
Proposed EU fertiliser criteria for biomass ashes
Download the submitted ESPP considerations for the definition of EU Fertiliser Regulation (FR) criteria for use of ashes as (a) a fertiliser or (b) a fertiliser raw material. For more information on this issue, please visit the news article concerning this topic.
Phosphorus Project: Sea Breeze IV Case Denmark
Report PhosphorusProject Denmark
Proposed EU Fertiliser Regulation criteria for recovered struvite
Joint proposal of ESPP for EU Commission, based on specific proposals of European operators producing struvite and technology suppliers.
France Phosphorus Platform meeting Rennes 7-7-14
Minutes of first meeting to discuss launch of a France Phosphorus network - presentations of French actors in phosphorus management - discussions of possible network actions and objectives.
France Phosphorus network discussion meeting Rennes 7-7-14
UK BioRefine nutrient platform meeting, Leeds 12-11-14 - Summary of conclusions of BioRefine / Link2Energy / ESPP meeting to discuss UK nutrient platform project, Leeds, 12/11/2014
Leeds 12-11-2014 UK nutrient platform discussion meeting
German Phosphorus Platform meeting 12 Feb 2015
Summary, final statutes, initial elected Board, membership fee levels. Press release in English. Statutes etc. in German. Deutsche Phosphor Platform (DPP)
DPP German P Platform 12-2-15 meeting
EUC Regions workshop Rennes 7-9 July 2014
Regions at work for the bio-economy: converting biowastes into efficient fertilisers, regulatory and financial framework.
European Commission workshop Rennes 7-9 July 2014
ESPP meeting, Brussels, 5th June 2014
ESPP meeting agenda 5th June 2014
Visions for sustainable phosphorus use
The special issue n° 106 of the SCOPE (ESPP) Newsletter presents a selection of 25 visions for sustainable phosphorus tomorrow. This document is the full text of the 110 contributions received, including this selection and all other texts submitted.
All contributions received
Proposed business plan and budget for ESPP 2014-2015
Minutes of ESPP meeting Brussels, Lombardy Delegation, 2nd December 2014. Establishment and statutes. Actions 2015. Phosphorus as a Critical Raw Material.
ESPP Minutes 2-12-2014
Launch of the eMarket for recovered nutrients on 11 December 2014.
eMarket press release