"For environmental sustainability and economic benefit for European agriculture."


June 14, 2016 - Kupferzell, Germany

Open Demonstration Event

Presentation of an innovative pilot plant for manure valorisation as fertilisers and organic soil improvers

Around 1800 million tonnes of manure are produced in Europe every year. In the EU-funded project BioEcoSIM led by Fraunhofer IGB, 15 partners from research and industry developed a technology to convert livestock manure into organic soil improvers and mineral fertilisers.

The overall process uses energy-efficient technologies and works on the principle of circular economy. A technology prototype capable of processing 50 kg of raw manure will be presented by the project consortium on June 14th, 2016 in Kupferzell (Germany) at the installations of the project partner Agro Energie.

The products obtained have excellent quality as fertilizers and can then be mixed to match the nutritional requirements of any crop.


Agro Energie Hohenlohe GmbH & Co. KG, Kupferzell
Bachstraße 48, 74635 Kupferzell, Germany


Jun 14, 2016
9:00 - 17:30 h

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A registration is required. Please use our online registration form to sign up for the event:

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Target groups:

The Open Demonstration Event specially addresses investors, industrial partners in the manure processing and fertilizer sector, farmers and manure associations in Europe, individual farmers and policy makers.


The Event will be made up of several programme sessions (duration: approx. 3,5h), each consisting of the three complementary agenda items described below. The first session will start at 09:00 a.m. and the last one at 03:00 p.m.

Project overview
  • Welcome and challenges on manure management
  • Project overview - brief overview of the project as a whole
  • Thermal process - Drying and pyrolysis of solid manure fraction to recover organic soil improvers
  • Phosphorus recovery from the liquid manure fraction as phosphate mineral fertiliser
  • Nitrogen recovery from the liquid manure fraction as ammonium mineral fertiliser
  • Quality of the organic soil improvers and mineral fertilisers
  • Economic and Environmental sustainability of BioEcoSIM
Pilot Plant Tour

Visit and live demonstration of the BioEcoSIM pilot plant.

Stakeholder Workshops The workshops allow invited stakeholders to discuss with their peers about the economic, environmental and societal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the presented technology to convert livestock manure into organic soil improvers and mineral fertilisers.


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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n°308637   European Union