About the organising committee

Flemish Coordination Centre for Manure Processing (VCM) VCM is the primary contact point for all aspects related to manure processing in Flanders. VCM is an independent intermediary platform between the government and the manure processing sector. The mission of VCM is to support sustainable manure processing activities in Flanders, by informing the government and the sector on all aspects related to manure processing and stimulating and coordinating consultation.

Ugent: The Ghent University lab of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Environmental Chemistry is specialized in nutrient management and nutrient processing in water treatment, manure processing, anaerobic digestion and agro-industrial processes in general. As such, the lab of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Environmental Chemistry has a broad view on chemical nutrient composition, concentrations and availability in manure, digestate and their derivatives. Furthermore Ghent University has a great expertise in economical valorization possibilities in the field of nutrient recuperation.

inagro: Inagro’s ambition is to be a lead knowledge center on agriculture through applied scientific research. We aim to distribute independent and objective information to agro-professionals, the community and different policy levels. The main topics Inagro works on are feed, food, fuel, fibre, biodiversity, pharmacy and biorefinery. Quality and innovation are within this context our priorities.

POM West Flanders: POM West Flanders initiates, coordinates and realises activities and projects focussing on sustainable entrepreneurship, business infrastructure, innovation, social economy and international business support. The aim is the reinforcement of West Flanders as an internationally orientated, dynamic, competitive and innovative region with a positive working climate and an attractive environment.

Nutrient Platform NL (local hosting committee): The Nutrient Platform is a cross-sectoral network of Dutch organizations that believe in a pragmatic approach towards nutrient scarcity. Frontrunners from the water sector, agriculture, waste sector and chemical industry have joined forces to close nutrient cycles. Together with the government, knowledge institutes and NGOs, the Nutrient Platform accelerates the transition towards sustainable nutrient management by creating a market for recycled nutrients.