European Innovation Partnership Agriplus Hohenlohe

Ecological nutrient recovery from agriculture in the Hohenlohe region

The targeted return of nutrients from liquid manure and fermentation residuals to the corresponding cultivated areas often poses economic and ecological problems for the farmers concerned. The long and thus cost-intensive transport of agricultural residues from intensive livestock farming should be avoided wherever possible. Furthermore, the local spreading of untreated residues often leads to ecological problems such as the leaching of nitrate into groundwater or climate-relevant nitrous oxide emissions.

The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Agriplus Hohenlohe addresses these problems in the Hohenlohe region and aims to increase the efficiency of arable farming by improving nutrient management. For this purpose, a plant is to be built which will allow the subsequent energetic, material conversion of the liquid manure. The residues from the energetic utilisation (residues from fermentation) will be converted into phosphorus, nitrogen and potash fertilisers. These innovative fertilizers can then be used specifically and efficiently in agriculture or transported cost-effectively to areas with a predominant nutrient deficiency.

In addition to the technical aspects, the project partners also integrate the logistical approaches of liquid manure transport as well as the production and marketing of the end products.

The EIP is coordinated by Steinbeis 2i GmbH. S2i supports in the following areas:

  • Project coordination and ensuring the cooperation of the project partners
  • Intellectual property management and Risk Management
  • Strategic communication
  • Awareness-raising and dissemination of results and participation in scientific conferences

Further partners in the project are AgroEnergie Hohenlohe GmbH & Co. KG (Lead Partner), Öko-Agrar-Service GmbH, BAG-Hohenlohe-Raiffeisen eG, Universität Hohenheim, Neff KG, Kümmerer GbR, Karlheinz Neff und Klaus u. Rosemarie Käppler GbR

Project duration: 01/2019 - 12/2021

This project is co-funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg in the frame of the European Innovation Partnership "Agricultural productivity and Sustainability" (EIP AGRI) with an amount of 1.3 Mio €.

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:
Europe investing in rural areas co-funded by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Portrait Jennifer Bilbao
Dr. Jennifer Bilbao
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Portrait Regina Hüttner
Regina Hüttner
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