Feeding Life 2030

European Fertilizer
Industry’s long-term vision.

The European fertilizers industry vision for the future is based on a mission to continue
feeding plants, farmers, people and the
economy while responding to other fundamental societal challenges linked to climate change and sustainability

Feeding Life 2030 vision aims to find solutions that answer the question of how to continue feeding a growing population while doing so in a more energy and environmentally efficient way. The deployment of more knowledge per hectare, promotion of circular economy and the use of ammonia as a carbon free energy carrier are what our industry sees as key solutions.

The European fertilizer industry is at the crossroads between nutrition and energy. With an appropriate support from policy-makers the industry can play a vital role in providing solutions to European society’s most pressing challenges.

Explore how fertilizers will be key in:

The Circular Economy

The fertilizer industry works to optimise resource use and recycles a wide range of by-products in its production process, turning them into valuable plant nutrients, and uses surplus energy and raw materials that derive from other production processes on fertilizer production sites or from production process taking place elsewhere.

10 million tonnes – Already today, fertilizer sector converts millions tonnes a year of ammonium sulphate and sulphur into basic fertilizers as well as provides CO2 for green houses or beverages such as sparkling water.

Ammonia as a carbon-free energy carrier

As the EU progresses towards decarbonising its energy supply and relying more on renewable energy such as wind and solar power, as well as the production of hydrogen, the question of hydrogen storage becomes more pressing. As a producer of ammonia, the nitrogen fertilizer industry offers the key to unlocking clean energy potential by acting as a carbon-free energy carrier. It is the missing link in making decarbonisation a reality.

 

Fertilizers Europe
vision to 2030

From vision to reality

Feeding life 2030 offers a forward-looking and ambitious vision of the future of the fertiliezer industry in Europe.
The report is aimed at initiating discussions with stakeholders on the future role of mineral fertilizers un the EU.

Boosting R&D
decarbonisation projects

 

As the European Commission moves ahead with its decarbonisation plans for the EU economy, it is essential that the policies proposed include the potential role ammonia could play in the decarbonisation effort. Support for research and pilot projects and the implementation of necessary standards for energy infrastructure and transportation are needed.

Ensuring
level-playing field

 

European mineral fertilizer producers operate in a global market. Ensuring a level playing field on fertilizer, energy and carbon costs must be the first priority. It is imperative that the EU continues to develop and uphold effective trade defence instruments to underpin fair trade.

Ensuring
level-playing field

 

European mineral fertilizer producers operate in a global market. Ensuring a level playing field on fertilizer, energy and carbon costs must be the first priority. It is imperative that the EU continues to develop and uphold effective trade defence instruments to underpin fair trade.