A strong domestic fertilizer industry crucial for EU
The European Commission’s communication on fertilizers recognizes that urgent action is needed to support the industry to face the current crisis. However, to ensure a long-term viable and successful fertilizer industry and thus Europe’s long-term strategic autonomy in food and fertilizers, a more comprehensive action is needed.
01 December 2022 Read more
Will Europe have enough gas and who will have access to it by the winter?
With gas having become a scarce recourse, the European Commission has fast tracked the gas storage regulation, setting ambitious targets of EU Member States. The EU Commission has also sent a clear message that in case of gas rationing, priority will be given to industries with a direct impact on food and health and has launched an enquiry to EU associations on their industry's gas needs and reasons for prioritisation. It goes without saying that the fertilizer industry plays a crucial role in food security, feeding half of the global population, thus, it is one of the key sectors which requires prioritisation.
06 July 2022 Read more
Circular economy in the fertilizer industry – Horticultural symbiosis
Residual heat and carbon dioxide from fertilizer production are being utilised in industrial symbiosis in Dutch greenhouses. Greenhouse horticulture is the pillar of agricultural economy of...
13 November 2020 Read more
Situation of the Fertilizer sector and agriculture in Germany with respect to COVID-19
Germany has so far been less severely affected by the virus outbreak than most other European states. The number of registered infections and especially the number of deaths related to COVID-19 have...
29 April 2020 Read more
The Italian fertilizers sector during the COVID-19 emergency
Italy was, unfortunately, the first European country called to face the COVID-19 crisis. The lockdown of the entire country was established by the Italian Government in the first days of March. The a...
29 April 2020 Read more
The Dutch fertilizers sector during the COVID-19 crisis
The Netherlands has endured as, like most other EU memberstates, an unprecedented health and resulting economic crisis due to COVID-19. Due to appropriate and strict measures that were taken by our go...
28 April 2020 Read more
Carbon footprinting in the fertilizer industry as an essential part of managing climate change
The EU has the ambition to lead by example in meeting the targets set in the Paris Agreement and to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Carbon accounting is key to advance these ambiti...
12 November 2019 Read more
Nitrogen fertilizer imports in the EU
In an interesting statistical coincidence, imports of Nitrogen (N) fertilizers into the EU during July 2018-June 2019 amounted to an almost exact tonnage as during the same period the year before: 410...
08 November 2019 Read more
Reconciling farming and air quality
European farms are essential in providing quality food that can sustain life on this planet today and in the future. However, agricultural activities also impact environment. For example, agriculture...
05 June 2019 Read more