University of Oulu

RecaP - Capture, recycling and societal management of phosphorus in the environment (956454)

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Phosphorus (P) is a vital input for agricultural production. Yet, current agricultural practices are overexploiting and wasting the earth´s P reserves, which are needed to meet the food demand of a growing human population. Currently, there is a large flow of P from mineable P rock through agricultural production systems to surface waters, where eutrophication severely deteriorates ecosystems functioning. Hence, P is polluting the environment, while at the same time valuable P resources are lost. This is the global P challenge! A challenge of planetary dimensions with potentially dramatic consequences for humans. Through its circular Economy Action Plan, the EU provides the regulatory framework to develop an economy where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained for as long as possible. Important steps towards a circular P economy includes establishing new interdisciplinary partnerships for creating strategies towards radical restructuring of P governance and for developing novel, interdisciplinary P management solutions involving multi-stakeholder participation at regional and global scales. RecaP will address these needs by creating a new generation of P specialists to become ‘knowledge brokers’ across disciplinary silos with their interdisciplinary skills, experience and networks, ensuring transformative changes in P sustainability in the EU. RecaP will not just explore the technical aspects of the global P challenge, but also where such solutions can be implemented in a way that is socially, economically, and environmentally acceptable. ESRs will focus on capture and recycling of P from wastewater and freshwater systems, novel P recovery techniques, strategies to improve crop utilization of P, novel freshwater restoration techniques, as well as barriers and enablers to policy and economic transformation to support recycling. All activities are connected to one another in order to create novel insights that can help create new P governance.
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Grant Number: 956454
Cordis Record Number: 230867
Project Start Date: 2021-03-01
Project End Date: 2025-02-28
Project Funder: EC/H2020/MSCA-ITN-ETN/
EC Special Clause: false
Datapilot: true
Open Access Mandate: true
Coordinator: SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Coordinator EU Contribution: 595044
EU Max Contribution: 4255995.96
Total Cost: 4255995.96
Participant: PROMAN MANAGEMENT GMBH
OULUN YLIOPISTO
STICHTING VU
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
STICHTING WETSUS, EUROPEAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
KRUEGER A/S
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
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