Forum for Action
Helsinki, Finland 20 April 2016
Opportunities to recycle nutrients can be found almost anywhere - from field margins to pipelines of wastewater purification plants. Innovations are being created and Finland is firmly committed to making progress as a model country in nutrient recycling.
Circular economy and nutrient recycling is one of the key projects in the Strategic Programme of the Finnish Government 2015-2018. The aim is to develop new biomass processing technologies and logistics and service models for nutrient recycling, and to enhance the production of recycled fertilisers and processing of high-value products from different types of biomass. The Government is launching a three-year experimental and piloting programme for nutrient recycling with a total funding of 12.4 million euros.
The objective of the seminar was to introduce initiatives that enhance the recycling of nutrients contained in manure and wastewater sludge. The seminar gave an overview of political and administrative measures, as well as presented success stories in nutrient recycling from various parts of Europe. It brought together businesses, research, administration and NGOs to finding new solutions to nutrient recycling.
The seminar was organised by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Rural Network Support Unit of Finland, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform.
Venue: Hotel Scandic Park, Mannerheimintie 46, Helsinki, Finland
Time: 20 April 2016
|9.15||Opening, Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland|
|9.30||Nutrient circular economy, Arnoud Passenier, President of the European Sustainable|
|Phosphorus Platform ESPP|
|9.50||Latest development of EU Fertilizers legislation, Eric Liégeois, Policy Officer|
|EU Commission DG GROW|
|10.10||New policy measures for phosphorus recycling in Switzerland from an applied researcher’s|
|perspective, Anders Nättorp, Senior Researcher, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)|
|10.30||Video about nutrient recycling|
|10.55||Putting nutrient recycling into practice, Markku Järvenpää, Director, Natural Resources|
|11.15||Rethinking Opportunity: Winning in the Circular Economy, Bruce Oreck, Executive in|
|Residence, Aalto University|
|13.45||European success stories|
|15.15||European success stories continue|
Moderator: Tarja Haaranen, Project Coordinator, Natural Resources Institute Finland