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Newtrients workshop: Resource recovery from dairy industry effluent

Dairy industry wastewater is particularly attractive as a potential source of valuable resources in Ireland as it has high amounts of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus but unlike municipal wastewater it is not contaminated with pathogenic material, heavy metals or micropollutants which makes it possible to use recovered resources as potential feedstuffs.

On 23 January, 2020, Benten's experts Dr. Adriana Hulsmann and Dr. Corina Carpentier participated at the first Newtrients workshop "Resource recovery from dairy industry effluent." The workshop featured international expert speakers from industry and academia, creating a strong platform for knowledge exchange, interactive discussion and potential future collaboration. The emphasis of the workshop was to explore novel approaches to generate value from dairy processing waste and promote the circular economy in agriculture.

Dr. Adriana Hulsmann and Dr. Corina Carpentier are active members of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Newtrients project, and support this research with expert knowledge on water quality and monitoring issues. This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

See the Newtrients project description for more information.

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