Recycling phosphates into fertiliser production

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Recycling phosphates into fertiliser production

Dear all,

the latest SCOPE Newsletter Issue 84 (by CEEP) presents an interesting article on phosphorous and phosphorous production. I would like to share the important parts of it:

"ICL Fertilizers Europe, the biggest producer of PK (phosphate and potassium) fertilisers in the EU, is planning to start using recycled phosphate sources to cover initially 10-15% of its raw material (rock phosphate) needs, that is an objective of around 1,500 to 2,000 tonnes of recycled phosphorus (P) per year. This corresponds to the objectives of national and European waste and recycling policies for closing the loop for raw materials."

"ICL underlines that the use of secondary phosphate materials contributes to closing the nutrient cycle, to sustainable food production in Europe, saving primary reserves of phosphate rock, reducing dependence on imported phosphate rock and reducing CO2 emissions."

"In 2011, at ICL’s Amfert factory in Northern Holland, the processing of small quantities of these secondary raw materials in commercial fertiliser production was tested. This showed that these can be used in the ICL process without any problems."

Further information on the ICL website: www.iclfertilizers.com/Fertilizers/Amfer...ges/Environment.aspx

Further information on the SCOPE Newsletter: www.ceep-phosphates.org/Newsletter/shwNewsList.asp?NID=3&HID=4

Cheers,
Philipp

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Re: Recycling phosphates into fertiliser production / résultats d'un séminaire en français

Dear all,

Resources for French speakers about Phosphorous.

Le séminaire phosphore a été organisé dans le contexte du programme de recherche ANR « Phosph’Or » par l’INSA de Toulouse, le Cemagref de Rennes et Midi-Pyrénées Innovation.

Cette manifestation a réuni près de 90 participants : des scientifiques, des acteurs industriels du traitement de l’eau et des effluents agricoles et agro-alimentaires et des organismes agricoles pour échanger sur les perspectives de recyclage du phosphore à partir des effluents, sur les débouchés concernant les marchés des fertilisants, et les critères qualitatifs attendus par les futurs utilisateurs.

Retrouvez ci-dessous les présentations des différents intervenants.
www.mp-i.fr/2011/12/07/retour-sur-le-seminaire-phosphore/

Cordialement,

Cécile

Cécile Laborderie
MAKATI Environnement
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