[WALNUT] ESNI Conference 2022

European Sustainable Nutrient Initiative – ESNI 2022

Next tuesday 29th March will take place the third edition of the European Sustainable Nutrient Initiative.

This conference is one of the main events about nutrients recycling. ESNI will offer a platform for fruitful discussion and interchange of knowledge on the sector in Europe. Policy-makers, researchers, industry representatives and many other stakeholders will discuss how to raise awareness on the benefits of nutrient recycling and reuse (NRR).

For this edition, will be presented innovative solutions developed by projects of our community to create value added products from nutrient recycling and favor the transition to the circular economy. ESNI will be also the occasion to launch the Nutrient Recycling Community, a platform intended to foster the collaboration with relevant initiatives and projects on nutrient recycling in Europe.

The event will also include a policy session organised by Circular Agronomics which will discuss ways to achieve the goals set by the Farm to Fork strategy for reduction in nutrient losses by 2030. This will feed from the results and experience developed in Circular Agronomics as well as in three other projects funded through the H2020 programme.

On this event will participate our partners of the WALNUT project, coordinated by Francisco Corona, where they will talk about the development of the project.


9:30 – 9:50 Welcome; Prof. Erik Meers (Ghent University)

Towards the practical implementation of innovative solutions for nutrient recycling

9:35 – 9:50 Alg-AD – Creating value from waste nutrients by integrating algal and anaerobic digestion technology,; Fleuriane Fernandes (Universidad de Swansea)

9:50 – 10:05 Resource-oriented solutions for industrial wastewater treatment: Water2REturn project; Pilar Zapata Aranda (Bioazul)

10:05 – 10:30 Q&A

10:20 – 10:40 Project Pitches from ULTIMATE, WALNUT and Sea2Land

10:40 – 10:55 Launch of the Nutrient Recycling Community; Ana Robles Aguilar, UGENT y Laia Llenas Argelaguet (UVIC)

10:55 – 11:05 Coffee break

Achieving Farm to Fork’s 50% reduction in nutrient losses by 2030. What role for farmers and consumers?

11:05 – 11:10 Welcome; Elisabet Nadeu (Fundación RISE)

11:10 – 11:25 The Farm to Fork strategy and its goals for nutrients; Wim Debeuckelaere (DG Sante)

11:25 – 12:05 Policy recommendations to achieving F2F nutrient objectives:

**Potential of bio-based fertilisers for achieving the goals set by the Farm to Fork Strategy and effects for farmers
and consumers, Lex4Bio, Kari Ylivainia, Luke

**Livestock waste management as a key towards a sustainable food production; Fertimanure, Laia Llenas Argelaguet, UVIC

**From Farmer adoption to Consumer Acceptance; Circular Agronomics, Sinéad McCarthy, Teagasc, & Zein Kallas, UPC

**Understanding consumers’ behaviour, perceptions and preferences towards ‘circular farming’; Nutri2Cycle, Zein Kallas, UPC 

12:05 -12:25 Open discussion

12:25 – 12:30 Wrap up; Elisabet Nadeu, RISE Foundation & Closure by Prof. Erik Meers, Ghent University 


Organize: Biorefine Cluster Europe

More info: ESNI Conference 2022


Mar 29 2022


9:30 am - 12:30 am