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Reconciling farming & air quality

Reconciling farming & 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 the environment. For example, agricult...
05 June 2019 Read more
The EU’s push for biodagradable polymers in mineral fertilizers

The EU’s push for biodagradable polymers in mineral fertilizers

by Leondina Della Pietra, Senior Scientific Officer, Fertilizers Europe The EU Commission launched the Circular Economy Action Plan early in 2018. Among the main priorities of the plan is the reduc...
17 March 2019 Read more
The European Fertilizer Industry at the crossroads between nutrition and Energy

The European Fertilizer Industry at the crossroads between nutrition and Energy

by Jacob Hansen, Director General, Fertilizers Europe   Over the past 6 months, the European Commission has made two important proposals. On 1 June 2018 the European Commission presen...
18 January 2019 Read more
Future of the EU’s agricultural policy: what about nutrient management?

Future of the EU’s agricultural policy: what about nutrient management?

By Tiffanie Stéphani Agriculture and Environment Manager at Fertilizers Europe Article published in Fertilizer Focus Magazine On 1 June 2018, the European Commission presented its legislative...
02 August 2018 Read more
Symbiosis and Circular Economy in Fertilizers

Symbiosis and Circular Economy in Fertilizers

The adoption of the New Fertilisers Regulation as it is proposed by the European Commission would imply that any product where “by-products” have been used at any stage in production would effecti...
12 March 2018 Read more
The European Parliament goes down a wrong path

The European Parliament goes down a wrong path

On 24 October 2017, the European Parliament adopted the compromise put forward by the S&D and ALDE groups, which sets an impossible reduction plan for cadmium in phosphorus fertilizers. “The...
24 October 2017 Read more
STATEMENT – European Parliament stresses CE-Marking means quality

STATEMENT – European Parliament stresses CE-Marking means quality

Jacob Hansen (Director General of Fertilizers Europe) stated after the vote in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament on 13 July 2017 the following: "I congr...
13 July 2017 Read more
Fertilizers Europe members awarded with the Product Stewardship Certificate

Fertilizers Europe members awarded with the Product Stewardship Certificate

Following the Product Stewardship audits of 2017 performed by DNV-GL, all Fertilizers Europe members were awarded with certificates for best management practices of the life cycle of fertilizers. &...
26 June 2017 Read more
Circular Economy & Smart Farming: the fertilizer sector has a crucial role to play

Circular Economy & Smart Farming: the fertilizer sector has a crucial role to play

The biannual Forum on Fertilizers and Nutrients for Growth, organized on 7 June 2017 by Fertilizers Europe, observed efforts in circular economy and means of scaling up smart farming in Europe. The tw...
08 June 2017 Read more
Vote in AGRI & ENVI Committees: One step forward, two steps back

Vote in AGRI & ENVI Committees: One step forward, two steps back

Reaction of Fertilizers Europe after the votes on the Fertilizer Regulation in the Agriculture and Environment Committees of the European parliament The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliamen...
31 May 2017 Read more
Allowance balance calculation in the EU ETS

Allowance balance calculation in the EU ETS

A new study from ECOFYS (May 2017) shows that whereas most industrial sectors have an allowance surplus to carry into ETS phase IV and some even into ETS V, the fertilizer sector has had a negative ba...
16 May 2017 Read more
Future of CAP: maintain agricultural productivity

Future of CAP: maintain agricultural productivity

Fertilizers Europe welcomes the public consultation on modernizing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) launched by EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan. The association c...
02 May 2017 Read more
MEPs continue dialogue on the New Fertilizer Regulation

MEPs continue dialogue on the New Fertilizer Regulation

Collaboration is crucial for product quality and securing competitive production capacity of mineral fertilizers in Europe   MEP Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz, Vice-President of the European Parliame...
12 April 2017 Read more
Plenary vote on ETS IV strikes balance

Plenary vote on ETS IV strikes balance

Fertilizers Europe welcomes the vote on ETS IV during the plenary session in Strasbourg on 15 February. We feel that the outcome of this vote strikes a fair balance and works in favor of the industry...
15 February 2017 Read more
Fertilizers Europe welcomes ENVI vote on ETS 4

Fertilizers Europe welcomes ENVI vote on ETS 4

Today at the European Parliament, the ENVI Committee voted on the ETS 4 reform. Fertilizers Europe welcomes the vote which we believe gives a fair compromise of ambition and fairness.   Fir...
15 December 2016 Read more
Forum on Fertilizers and Nutrients for Growth

Forum on Fertilizers and Nutrients for Growth

The fifth Forum on Fertilizers and Nutrients for Growth event took place on October 19th in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Peter Jahr and MEP Julie Girling. This year's forum focused on the ne...
20 October 2016 Read more
Hellagrolip SA joins Fertilizers Europe

Hellagrolip SA joins Fertilizers Europe

Hellagrolip SA is the leading commercial and industrial fertilizer company in Greece and has joined Fertilizers Europe as a full member in July 2016.   This company is the top producer of...
04 August 2016 Read more
Agri-Food Chain Coalition

Agri-Food Chain Coalition

The report on “Technical solutions for sustainable agriculture” drafted by MEP Anthea McIntyre, and already endorsed by the European Parliament’s Agricul-ture Committee (COMAGRI), received stron...
01 June 2016 Read more
How to tier and where to tier? Key ETS reform questions that need answering

How to tier and where to tier? Key ETS reform questions that need answering

In designing the new emissions trading scheme (ETS IV), it is important to build a system that will help the environment and drive emission reductions. At the same time, the system must stay close to...
30 May 2016 Read more
Bio-economy depends on technological innovation and the fertilizer industry wants to be part

Bio-economy depends on technological innovation and the fertilizer industry wants to be part

Berlin, 16 January 2015   Bio-economy is about using renewable biological resources and making the economy more sustainable and resource-efficient. We live in times of a growing global popu...
20 January 2015 Read more
EU Nitrogen Expert Panel presented to the European Parliament

EU Nitrogen Expert Panel presented to the European Parliament

Brussels, 10 December 2014     The “Forum on Fertilizers and Nutrients for Growth” took place in the European Parliament on the 9 December 2014. The meeting was chaired by Julie...
10 December 2014 Read more
EU Nitrogen Expert Panel gets off to a flyer

EU Nitrogen Expert Panel gets off to a flyer

Probably the greatest minds in the world of Nitrogen met in Windsor, UKI between the 22-23 September. The launch of the Nitrogen Expert Panel brought the cream of knowledge from the academic, scientif...
29 September 2014 Read more
Product Stewardship awards ceremony

Product Stewardship awards ceremony

Minister Karpinski, the Polish Treasury Minister, today presided over the Fertilizers Europe Product Stewardship awards. 15 of our member companies passed the robust audit process managed by Det Norsk...
19 June 2014 Read more