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Ghent, Belgium: 9th February 2017

Ivan Tolpe Award 2017: For her work within the BioEcoSIM project Fraunhofer scientist Dr. Jennifer Bilbao received the Ivan Tolpe Award on February 9th 2017 in Ghent, Belgium.

Read more: Press release "Ivan Tolpe Award 2017 for BioEcoSIM project for the best innovation in manure treatment"


Kupferzell, Germany: 14th June 2016

BioEcoSIM Open Demonstration Event: The BioEcoSIM pilot plant was presented by the project consortium on June 14th, 2016, in Kupferzell (Germany) at the installations of the project partner Agro Energie.

Please visit our Media Gallery for some impressions of the demonstration event.


Ghent, Belgium: 2nd - 4th December 2015

Meet us at ManuREsource, the conference on management and valorization of manure on the 3rd and 4th of December 2015 in Ghent, Belgium. Dr. Jennifer Bilbao, manager of the "Nutrient Management“ group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is part of the scientific committee of the conference and will be glad to meet you at ManuREsource conference to discuss this important and urgent topic.

More information can be found in the press release (PDF).
For registration please visit www.manuresource2015.org.


Vienna, Austria: 1st - 4th June 2015

The University of Hohenheim participated in the 23rd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition with a Poster presentation about the effect of manure-based ammonium sulfate and biochar on biomass yield and soil propert.


Berlin, Germany: 4th March 2015

Fraunhofer presented the BioEcoSIM project at the Workshop on "Circular approaches to phosphorus: from research to deployment". At the same time, the Sustainable Phosphorus Conference took place in Berlin on 5th to 6th March 2015.


Brussels, Belgium: 10th - 11th February 2015

BioEcoSIM has been presented at the workshop EC-AGRI "Research on Climate Change and Agriculture“


Stuttgart, Germany: 28th October 2014

International networks of Fraunhofer and the consortium of BioEcoSIM have been exploited to establish a “Workshop on Losses and Efficiencies in Phosphorus Management”, as response to the feedback from the agriculture and waste management sectors.

Three core topics were addressed and discussed by academic experts and researcher: Interfaces from mining and primary beneficiation processing, interfaces from the view of use; and interfaces for recycling. The workshop took place at the Fraunhofer campus Stuttgart


Basel, Switzerland: 10th - 12th September 2014

Fraunhofer presented BioEcoSIM during the Summer School of the European Research Project P-REX in Basel, Switzerland that has been organised under the topic: Implementation of Phosphorus Recovery from Wastewater - Why and How? Fraunhofer presented an overview of an alternative concept to valorise livestock manure developed in the framework of the EC-funded project BioEcoSIM.

The Summer School has been organized by the Institute for Ecopreneurship of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. It has been targeted to master and PhD students as well as to young professionals in the environmental sector. The programme consisted of lectures, discussions, site visits, and opportunities for networking.


Montpellier, France: 2nd September 2014

Presentation of the BioEcoSIM project by Fraunhofer at the Sustainable Phosphorus Summit 2014 under the topic: Valorisation of livestock manure into phosphorus-rich organic soil amendment for environmental and economic sustainability.


Hannover, Germany: 26th June 2014

OWS presented the BioEcoSIM project content and impact to policy makers of the Ministry of Lower Saxony (Germany).


Bruges, Belgium: 5th December 2013

Wageningen University presented the Quick scan Economic & Environmental Impact manure processing systems of the BioEcoSIM project on the International conference on manure management and valorization in Bruges, Belgium.

The results of Economic and Environmental Impact of manure processing systems were presented. Used methodologies for the presented results were Cost-Benefit-Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment and Social Impact Assessment by consideration of the whole chain: produced manure-to-application.


Brussels, Belgium: 20th March 2013

Presentation by Fraunhofer on Recovery of nutrients for fertilizer production during the Copa-Cogeca WssTP Workshop Innovative agricultural water management in Brussels.

The workshop has been jointly organised by WssTP, the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform and Copa-Cogeca, representing European farmers and their agri-cooperatives. The workshop offered a broad debate on knowledge exchange how to unlock the potential of improved water management in the agricultural sector amongst representatives from the water industry, science and the agricultural sector.

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