With the global population continuing to grow beyond seven billion, we need to balance an ever-increasing demand for food, energy and natural resources, with the sustainable management of ecosystems and the vital services that they provide. In the EU the intensification of agriculture has resulted in the degradation of soils through the loss of organic matter and fertility, contributing to increased food production costs, as well as diminished productivity and elevated use of fertilisers that are both finite and energy intensive to produce. With demand for phosphorus already outstripping supply, the requirement for innovation and the development of a resource-efficient circular economy for nutrients has never been more critical.
This event will showcase the significant opportunity that UK industry presents as a source of alternative sustainable nutrients for use in agriculture. It will highlight innovative technologies that enable the recovery and reuse of these nutrients, from industrial residues, in line with the principles of the circular economy. The event will also discuss the regulatory landscape both in terms of the protections required to ensure responsible practice in the use of emerging materials and the regulatory constraints that can inhibit the effective recovery and reuse of nutrients. It will seek to share best-practice and future opportunities to enable nutrient reuse efficiency. Finally, the event will engage with practitioners that operate across nutrient supply chains with a view to discussing opportunities for further industrial and agricultural symbiosis with respect to nutrients.
This will be an ideal opportunity to meet others and generate connections and partnerships and will be of interest to the following groups of people:
14/15 Belgrave Square
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An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.