The Project

Brief

  • Project Title: Nutrient Management and Nutrient Recovery Thematic Network
    (NUTRIMAN). Contract number: 818470
     
  • Programme: European Union Horizon 2020, RUR-15-2018, Thematic networks compiling knowledge ready for practice
     
  • Coordinator and nutrient recovery S&T senior project leader, main contact point:
    3R-BioPhosphate Ltd./ Edward Someus (biochar S&T senior engineer)
    Contact: edward@terrenum.net, skype: edwardsomeus, www.3Ragrocarbon.com
     
  • Objective: NUTRIMAN is a Nitrogen and Phosphorus Thematic network compiling knowledge of “ready-for-practice” recovered bio-based fertiliser technologies, products, applications and practices for the interest and benefit of agricultural practitioners. The project focuses on connecting market competitive and commercially “ready for practice” innovative results drawn from high research maturity applied scientific programmes and common industrial practices.

  • NUTRIMAN Abstract: Agriculture and food industry have a high dependence on resources in their production and strive for long-term sustainability. In this context, there is an urgent need to optimise resource use and smooth the transition to a knowledge-driven agriculture. Therefore, it is essential to spread knowledge and information about the insufficiently exploited N/P recovery innovations (technologies, products, practices) that are already commercially and market “ready for practice” to agricultural practitioners.
    The objective of NUTRIMAN is to improve the exploitation of these commercially and market ready-for-practice cases of N/P nutrient management/recovery potential that are not yet sufficiently known by practitioners. Our action will create new opportunities for farmers to develop connections between matured research results with market competitive and commercially useful results, and farming practice in the priority area of nutrient management and nutrient recovery. NUTRIMAN takes a bottom-up approach to identify incentives and bottlenecks for adoption and to prioritise technologies/products that will ensure greater willingness to utilise innovations and improve multiplier effects. The project targets large scale uptake of the recovered N/P innovative fertilisers, produced from unexploited resources of organic or secondary raw materials in line with the circular economy model, that are efficiently used by farmers from both economic and environmental standpoints.
    The NUTRIMAN project results will be effectively disseminated and exploited through a multilingual web platform, www.nutriman.net  multilingual abstracts in the EIP-AGRI format and best practice field demonstrations for farmers. As a result, this action contributes to the successful deployment of the vast reservoir of existing matured research results that already reached full industrial and market competitive commercial level on the N/P recovery theme.
     
  • Activities: The NUTRIMAN work plan consists of six coherently integrated work packages, containing clear, well defined and justified objectives to implement the project goals within 30 months. After project end, the NUTRIMAN project senior S&T manager Edward Someus will maintain and further develop the interactive SME practice oriented NUTRIMAN master web platform and the thematic network in 10 (ten) additional years between 2021 - 2031.
     
  • Project Partners: The NUTRIMAN consortium consists of 14 high quality partners and 4 associated partners from 8 countries. NUTRIMAN brings together innovation actors (farmers, Producer Organizations, advisors, applied researchers, businesses, Chambers of Agriculture, etc.) and helps to build bridges between matured research with commercially applicable results and practice.
     
  • Project Duration: 30 months, Starting date: October 1, 2018.

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Attachment Size
NUTRIMAN PAMPHLET 954.2 KB

Objectives

NUTRIMAN is focusing on compiling knowledge and knowledge exchange of best practices and methodologies for innovative organic and low input farming in particular cost efficient and safe recovered N/P innovative fertilizer supply.

More in particular NUTRIMAN has the following specific objectives:

  1. To make an inventory of matured FP7/H2020/LIFE/OGs innovative research results in the field of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and nutrient recovery EU28 technologies, methodologies and products which are near to be put into practice, but not sufficiently known by large industrial agricultural practitioners and small scale famers.
  2. To evaluate innovative N, P nutrient recovery technologies and novel N, P fertiliser products and practices, both by experts and by the potential end-users (farmers, farmers associations, producers’ organisations).
  3. Dedicated and targeted communication to a various group of stakeholders to promote the action and results.
  4. To spread knowledge towards agricultural practitioners about the insufficiently exploited P and N recovery innovative research results with “ready for practice” performance:
    • To collect (at least 100) multi lingual (at 8 languages) practice oriented abstracts in EIP-AGRI form .
    • To develop of multi lingual (EN, FR, NL, DE, IT, ES, PL, HU) innovative fertilizer product application and training materials, audio-visual materials, info graphics for agricultural practitioners, farmers, farmers organizations and advisory services providers of Chambers of Agriculture.
    • To set up a multi lingual (EN, FR, NL, DE, IT, ES, PL, HU) interactive practice oriented NUTRIMAN web platform.
    • Providing cross-border knowledge exchange and organizing interactive dissemination and exploitation to agri practitioners and agri advisers.
    • Increasing the flow of practical information between farmers in Europe in a geographically balanced way through engagement of EU28 Network of Chambers of Agri and Producers Organisations and efficient networking with European networks (COPA-COGECA, EUFRAS).
  5. Increasing farmers awareness towards the revision of the Fertilisers Regulation policy. To organize legal/policy oriented education and training for farmers.

The NUTRIMAN objectives will contribute to large scale take up of the recovered Nitrogen and Phosphorus innovative fertilisers, produced from un-exploited resources of domestic organic or secondary raw materials in line with the circular economy model, and both economical and environmental/climate efficiently used by the agricultural practitioners under market competitive conditions.

Activities

The NUTRIMAN work plan consisting of seven coherently integrated work packages, which containing clear, well defined and justified objectives to implement the project goals during 30 months.

WP1 sets out the 'ethics requirements' that the NUTRIMAN project must comply with. The basic project platform is the specific collection and provision of practice-oriented knowledge for Nitrogen and Phosphorus recovery innovative TECHNOLOGIES and PRODUCTS ready for practice (WP2), which is providing inventory and resulting strategies for priorities. The WP2 outputs will be the basis to the WP3 practice abstracts in the common EIP-AGRI format and training materials that are needed during the course of the interconnected WP4 and WP5. The WP3 practice abstracts and training materials will be utilized in WP3 interactive dissemination best practice interactive demonstration and WP5 online dissemination programmes that are promoted by WP6 communication programmes.

 

Work Package number

Activities

1

Ethics requirements

2

Specific collection and provision of practice-oriented knowledge for Nitrogen and Phosphorus recovery innovative TECHNOLOGIES and PRODUCTS ready for practice.

3

PRACTICE ABSTRACTS in the common EIP-AGRI format and training materials.

4

FACE-TO-FACE interactive dissemination and exploitation through organization of best practice demonstrations at experimental stations

5

DISSEMINATION & EXPLOITATION: setting up a multi languages interactive web platform for increased flow of practical information between geographical areas in Europe.

6

COMMUNICATION.

7

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

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Consortium

The NUTRIMAN is a multi-actor consortium cover the value chain, bringing together a wide range of actors and stakeholders (technology intensive SMEs, scientists, end-users: farmers/farmers' groups, advisory centres, and supply chain actors) covering both science and agricultural practice on the nutrient management and recovery theme. The NUTRIMAN consortium, consisting of 14 high quality partners and 4 associated partners from 8 countries. NUTRIMAN brings together innovation actors (farmers, advisors, researchers, businesses, NGOs, etc.) and helps to build bridges between research and practice.

 

 

Participant organization name

Country

Terra Humana Ltd.

3R-BioPhosphate Ltd.

Mr. Edward Someus Coordinator

Introducing the Coordinator>>

National Project website>>

Sweden

Stichting EFFoST

Stichting EFFoST

National Project website>>

Netherlands

Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Organisatie (Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization) (ZLTO)

Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Organisatie (Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization) (ZLTO)

National Project website>>

Netherlands

Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Organisatie (Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization) (ZLTO)

Assemblée Permanente des Chambresd'Agriculture (APCA)

National Project website>>

France

Chamber of Agriculture of Charente-Maritime

Chamber of Agriculture of Charente-Maritime

National Project Website>>

France

Chamber of Agriculture of Brittany

Chamber of Agriculture of Brittany

National Project Website>>

France

Universiteit Gent

Universiteit Gent

National Project Website>>

Belgium

INAGRO, Provinciaal Extern Verzelfstandigd Agentschap in Privaatrechtelijke Vorm Vzw

INAGRO, Provinciaal Extern Verzelfstandigd Agentschap in Privaatrechtelijke Vorm Vzw

National Project Website>>

Belgium

Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)

Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)

National project website>>

Belgium

PCS, Ornamental Plant Research

PCS, Ornamental Plant Research

National project website>>

Belgium

Assembly of European Regions Producing Fruits, Vegetables and Ornamental Plants (AREFLH)

Assembly of European Regions Producing Fruits, Vegetables and Ornamental Plants (AREFLH)

National project website (EN)>>

National project website (FR)>>

Introducing AREFLH>>

France

Vlaco Vzw

Vlaco Vzw

National Project website>>

Belgium

Fundación CARTIF

Fundación CARTIF

National Project website (EN)>>

Introducing Cartif>>

Spain

Università degli Studi di Torino - AGROINNOVA

Università degli Studi di Torino - AGROINNOVA

National project website>>

Italy

Institut für Baustoff-Forschung e.V. (FEhS)

Institut für Baustoff-Forschung e.V. (FEhS)

National Project website>>

Germany

The Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute (IUNG-PIB)

The Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute (IUNG-PIB)

National Project website (pl)>>

National Project website (en)>>

Poland

Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo, S.L. (DAM)

Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo, S.L. (DAM)

National Project website (es) >>

Spain

Nemzeti Agrárgazdasági Kamara / Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture (NAK)

Nemzeti Agrárgazdasági Kamara / Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture (NAK)

National Project site (hu)>>

Hungary

Results and impacts

NUTRIMAN is a N/P thematic network compiling knowledge “ready for practice” (beyond TRL 6) for such recovered products, practices and technologies, interconnecting applied science and industrial practice, for the interest and benefits of the agricultural practitioners.

NUTRIMAN achieved a following results and impacts:

  • Over 1000 innovative N/P solutions identified (WP2), but only those selected for final listing which ready for practice (above TRL 6).
  • A longlist consisting of 140 technologies/143 products has been created.
  • Specific selection criteria have been set up for evaluation. Farmer Advisory Board invited to be participated in the selection procedure.
  • A qualified shortlist containing 47 technologies/52 products created. Bottom-up approach used, potential end-users evaluated the reduced list of technologies and products.
  • Bottlenecks for adoption and incentives have been identified. 25 best practices have been selected. 
  • 82 easily accessible practice oriented abstracts in EIP-AGRI form of products and technologies and 14 thematic practice abstracts have been prepared and published in English language (WP3).
  • Several practice abstracts also translated to 7 other languages. Almost hundred infosheets, audio-visual materials, infographics and training materials have been prepared in English languages, several also translated to seven other languages (FR, DE, IT, ES, NL, PL, HU).
  • A multilingual booklet containing the 25 practice abstracts published on the NUTRIMAN website
  • WP4 knowledge exchanges were organized in a bi-directional way: 53 demonstrations took place, where in total 20 different products and 6 different technologies were assessed and showcased to end users. 77 national workshops, 9 international workshops and one final conference organised. These events brought together people from across the agricultural innovation landscape and provided an opportunity for closer interaction and exchange of information and experiences. 
  • Practice oriented NUTRIMAN web platform (https://nutriman.net/farmer-platform ) set up (WP5) for creation of long term open access training database. This Farmer Platform is summarising, sharing and presenting high maturity „ready for practice” N/P recovery technologies and products, that is focusing on the most urgent needs of farmers. The Farmer Platform is an European digital library for the “ready for practice” innovative technologies and products with high impact knowledge reservoir content that is systematically and continuously build up, upgraded, conserved and expanded by the coordinating organisation up to <2031. 
  • The NUTRIMAN successfully built added value and coherently integrated cooperation with several Networks with practice-oriented knowledge relevance on the nutrient management thematic area. Direct interlinking and networking activity made with existing advisory and networking structures (Producers Organisations, Chamber of Agri Network) for the N/P recovery via notably European organizations as EUFRAS and COPA-COGECA. 
  • NUTRIMAN website set up (WP6) and continuously expanded with practical contents. Two NUTRIMAN press releases published. More than four hundred Multilingual articles AND more than 1000 multilingual Q&A published on the website.
  • NUTRIMAN published six Multilingual newsletters and 6 multilingual thematic newsletters
  • NUTRIMAN used extensive social media communication tools: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. Youtube channel has also been established including videos from the demo events, workshops and any other video materials. 

As a results of efficient communication and dissemination actions NUTRIMAN directly reached nearly 3 million people. NUTRIMAN opened new opportunities for farmers to develop connections between applied researches with practical results and farming practice in the priority area of nutrient management and nutrient recovery for better preparation to implement the FPR. The project promoted “ready for practice” large scale take up of the recovered N/P innovative fertilisers produced from un-exploited resources of organic and/or secondary raw materials in line with the circular economy and Green Deal model, and economical/environmental/climate efficiently used by farmers. 

The Farmer Platform is an European digital library for the “ready for practice” innovative technologies and products with high impact knowledge reservoir content that is systematically and continuously build up, upgraded, conserved and expanded by the coordinating organisation up to <2031.

Public Deliverables

Attachment Size
D2.1. Collection of FP7/H2020//LIFE/OGs/national innovative research results 2.88 MB
D2.2. Practice abstracts: approx. 40-50 technology practice oriented evaluation and revision of collected data information. 1012.71 KB
D2.3. Practice abstracts: approx. 40-50 practice oriented evaluation and revision of collected products and short list for Task 1.24 MB
D2.4. Report on Farmers’/growers’ incentives and bottlenecks 1.47 MB
D2.5. Priority list 25 selected best practice abstracts 730.77 KB
D3.1. Delivery of 80-100 of practice abstracts in the common EIP-AGRI format 886.43 KB
D3.2. Delivery of 25 selected best practice abstracts booklet 478.03 KB
D3.3. Delivery of innovative fertilizer product application training materials 1.21 MB
D4.1 Report on demonstration of NP recovery technologies, products and best practices at 9 partners 21.22 MB
D4.2. Report of the outcomes of the national 60 workshops 3.15 MB
D4.3 Report on knowledge 12 exchanges 824.33 KB
D4.4 Report of the outcommes of the 7 international workshops 3.1 MB
D4.5. Report on the outcomes of international 1 conference 2.89 MB
D5.1. Updated plan for dissemination and exploitation during mid-term report 827.3 KB
D5.2. A record of activities related to dissemination and exploitation 1.89 MB
D5.3. Final report for 6 Online training webinars 4.37 MB
D5.4. Final report on the Multi-lingual NUTRIMAN web platform 2.57 MB
D5.5. Final report on the overall dissemination and exploitation process and results 2.22 MB
D6.1. Detailed communication plan 1.32 MB
D6.2. Mid-term review of all completed, ongoing and planned communication 903.75 KB
D6.3. Final report of all completed communication activities 3.87 MB
D7.2. Data management Plan 277.59 KB
D7.9. Final Report 557.17 KB