Within the framework of its 8 Work Packages, FERTIMANURE held its 6th GA on 24 May 2023. During this GA, advancements of the project were shared and presented to the consortium.
Organised with the participation of its 20 partners (located across 7 EU Countries, Argentina, and Chile) in the historic town of Zagreb in Croatia on a face-to-face basis, and virtually, the GA was the perfect opportunity to address a number of developments, including the large-scale events, review the pilot plants, their technologies, products' composition (BBFs), TMFs, the relevant pot and field trials, business models, LCA, dissemination activities, etc.
This was a great occassion to discuss about the main and most important aspects of the project, that the FERTIMANURE project partners should focus during the last year of the project to get the most promising outcomes and reach its objectives.
*Definition of BBFs: Bio-based fertilisers (BBFs) are fertilising products or a component to be used in the production of (Tailor-Made) Fertilisers that are derived from biomass-related resources.The BBFs of FERTIMANURE are “obtained through a physical, thermal/thermo-chemical, chemical, and/or biological processes for the treatment of manure or digestate that result into a change in composition due to a change in concentration of nutrients and their ratios compared to the input material(s) in order to get better marketable products providing farmers with nutrients of sufficient quality”.However, just separation of manure in a solid and liquid fraction (as first processing step) is excluded. These products are not conceived as a BBF, although they are valuable sources to supply nutrients on agricultural land.