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Understanding Digestate: Nutrient Cycle, Soil Quality, Energy Resilience


27 Mar 2024 10:00





Event Description

We would like to invite you to join the next European Biogas Association Dig Deep! Webinar “Understanding Digestate: Nutrient Cycle, Soil Quality, Energy Resilience” on Wednesday 27 March from 10h to 11h30 CET, to explore the benefits of biogas digestate and the necessary steps to unleash its potential.
The use of digestate as organic fertiliser facilitates nutrient recycling and preserves soil health. Indeed, it contains nutrients, organic matter, and provides many benefits to crops and soil that could be further valorised.
Additionally, the development of a supply of alternative fertilisers reduces dependency on fossil fertilisers and their volatile prices, as well as impact on our food security. 
However, the regulatory framework to facilitate digestate uptake differs between EU Member States. EBA will present during the webinar the results of an assessment to find common policy recommendations and regulatory incentives to ensure market access for a product that is sustainably and locally produced from waste valorisation.
  • 10.00 – 10.05 Welcome

Giulia Cancian, Secretary General, EBA

  • 10h05 – 10h20 Fertilising Products Regulation

Tbc, DG GROW, European Commission

  • 10h20 – 10h35 Nitrates Directive

Jeanne de Jaegher, Policy Officer, DG ENVI, European Commission*

  • 10h35 – 10h45 Exploring Digestate’s contribution to healthy soils

Mieke Decorte, Technical Director, EBA

  • 10h45 – 10h55 From Digestate to clean water: the Guilliams Green Power Biogas plant

Rob Van den Broeck, CEO, AAQUA NV

  • 10h55– 11h05 Mapping Digestate policy: Challenges and opportunities

Lucile Sever, Policy Officer, EBA

  • 11h05 – 11h30 Q&A session and wrap up

Giulia Cancian, Secretary General, EBA