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In the production of crops such as wheat, corn, palm oil and sugar beet for biofuel, the costs of phosphorus depletion outweigh the benefits of reduced CO2 emissions. In the international Ambio magazine published this week, researchers at Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, recommend revision of the policy objectives for mixing sustainable energy with biofuels, partly because there are better alternatives for such energy sources (sun, wind, biogas). The full article can be found on the website of Wageningen University.
A first regional meeting between the municipalities of Amsterdam and Zaandam with several companies such as Waternet, Orgaworld, Cargill, Ahold, Honig, Starbucks etc. was organised on July 4th by the municipality of Amsterdam. Goal was to share information and knowledge and if possible take the first steps in creating a phosphate market. The meeting was followed by a guided tour of the Amsterdam resource factory. Some of the topics that were discussed: - Can concentrated phosphate flows from for example Cargill be processed by for example Waternet in an earlier stage in the production process instead of just at the end where the final flows are usually mixed flows? This prevents thinning of the concentrated phosphate flows and makes recovery … Read more