On Wednesday, 5 October, the Nutrient Platform kicked off its action plan ‘Nutrient Ambition 2018’. The plan contains a number of objectives designed to contribute to a positive climate for scaling-up the market for recycled nutrients as fast as possible. Following an introduction, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma officially launched the initiative when she signed the action plan – all the other members then followed suit. The Nutrient Platform consists of 36 members from sectors such as food, agriculture, water, fertilisers and waste treatment, as well as from the ministries of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure and the Environment. AquaMinerals has been an active member of the platform for years.
Apart from the collective ambitions, the action plan also includes the intentions of individual members. For AquaMinerals the priority is to develop the market for struvite in order to achieve optimal P-recycling. We want to form a suppliers’ collective so as to effectively serve the market and realise good sales for struvite producers. A second ambition is the development of recycling possibilities for iron pellets from drinking water sludge, which are used as an adsorbent for phosphorus among others.