26 fevereiro - 28 fevereiro 2020
Hilton, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe

  • 09:00
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  • 12:30
  • Biostimulants Forum

Regulating and defining biostimulants: how this will have a positive effect on the European biostimulants market

  • An update on regulation for biostimulants in Europe
  • Standardization and clear definition of biostimulants
  • How will the new regulation help to improve the market in Europe?

Increased importance of sustainability in food productions: what are the implications for the biostimulants market?

  • Biostimulants role in improving the sustainability of food production
  • Use of biostimulants to reduce the use of commodity fertilizers by improving the plants uptake of nutrients
  • Help in the reduction of fertilizer leaching for better use of nutrients

Franck Hennequart, Director Research & Innovation, Algaia

The growth of biostimulants in the European market: discussing the potential for further development

  • Opportunities and strategies for companies introducing the use of biostimulants in Europe
  • Assessing the different types of products available on the market
  • Barriers to growth, and where the market opportunities are

Developments and innovations in commercial biostimulants

  • Biostimulant product development
  • Market potential of new, innovative biostimulant products
  • Using new technologies to guide product development

Eligibility of microbial biostimulants for use in the European market

  • Dealing with the challenges of regulations on microbials
  • Responding to demand for the use of microbials in Europe
  • What will the future use of microbial biostimulants look like?

Circular economy and the recovery of nutrients: Sourcing biostimulants from industrial by-products and renewable resources

  • The feasibility of sourcing biostimulants from renewable resources
  • Field test results on recycled biostimulant products
  • Suitability for market needs of recycled products for use as a biostimulant

  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 15:00
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  • 16:00
  • Roundtable discussions
Coated fertilizers and the European ban on microplastics

Enhanced efficiency fertilizers: their movement into the commodity fertilizer space

New labelling regulation of specialty fertilizers in Europe: opportunities and challenges

What new markets have opportunities for exporting specialised fertilizer products from Europe?
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Speed-networking
Meet with potential new partners during this high impact session! Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared for 2-minute conversations before the bell rings and you meet someone new!
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Welcome drinks reception
  • 08:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chair introduction Oliver Hatfield - VP - Business developement, fertilizers
 
  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • Panel discussion: Demand forecasts and opportunities for AVFs in Europe
  • Fertilizer and market overview
  • Supply and demand of AVF
  • How the market adapts to driving demand

Michael Lassen, Sales Manager Europe, Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals

Brad Zwick, Director of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Koch Agronomic Services

  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • From rock to fork: from reduced C footprint to improved food quality Francisco Morell - Agronomy and marketing manager, Europe, ICL Fertilizers
  • Polysulphate as a source of K, S, Ca and Mg, for balanced plant nutrition
  • Improving yields and food quality: evidence from field trials
  • Polysulphate, C footprint assessment, and more
  • 10:20
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  • 11:00
  • Panel discussion: The growing necessity for tailor made fertilizers for achieving balanced fertilization
  • Sustainability and environmental factors
  • Accessibility to tailor made products
  • How will the industry transform over the next 10 years?

Moderator: Jacob Hansen, Director General, Fertilizers Europe

Eduardo Mansur, Director- Land and Water Division, FAO

Luuk Hagting, Product manager fertilizer, Agrifirm

Georg Ebert, R&D Director, Synergie

  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Sustainable management of fertilization in the CAP post-2020, agronomic, environmental, and climate change implications Isidro Campos Rodrigues - Policy Officer - DG Agriculture, European Commission
  • New regulations affecting production and distribution
  • 12:15
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  • 13:00
  • Panel discussion: Impacts of the German implementation of urease inhibitors
  • Impact of supply and demand trend in Europe
  • Use of nitrogen in Europe
  • Biodegradability of coatings and use of polymers
  • Adopting the right solution 

Markus Schmid, Head of Business Management, Nitrogen management, BASF

Thomas Proffit, Global key account manager - Agricultural Specialties, Solvay

Thomas Leppin, Regulatory Affairs Management, Compo Expert

  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:40
  • Panel discussion: Importance of individual minerals in the production of high value crops in Europe
  • What is driving supply and demand trends and market opportunities
  • How are producers responding to increased demand?
  • European micronutrient market opportunities and challenges

Kurt Verhelst, Strategic Account Manager / Coordinator, Prayon
Rasmus Roeder, Marketing and Sales Manager, Lebosol
Dale Edgington, Committee Chair, Micronutrient Manufacturers Association

  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Chelated micronutrient usage for overcoming crop deficiencies Muhammad Imran - Research Scientist, Nouryon
  • Efficient use of micronutrients by tailoring products for specific crops
  • Crop responses to micronutrient use
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Technology of controlled release PK-, NPK-, NPKS-fertilizers Andrey Norov - Industrial Technology Director, NIUIF
  • Dissolution rate of controlled release fertilizers
  • Adding additional nutrients to NPK fertilizers
  • Processing waste and by-products in controlled release fertilizers
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • The importance of enhanced nitrogen efficiency fertilizers for emissions abatement Michael Basten - Senior Agronomist - EMEA region, Koch Industries
  • Emissions caused by production of nitrogen fertilizers
  • The use of different fertilizers and measures to mitigate harmful emissions
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Water-soluble fertilizer production capacities and supply and demand expectations for 2020 Ronan Le Duff - Sales Director, Veolia Water Technologies
  • Exploring latest innovation in water soluble fertilizers
  • Pricing variances for different water-soluble products
  • Opportunities in Europe
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Evening drinks reception
  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chair introduction Oliver Hatfield - VP- Business Development, Fertilizers, Argus
 
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Reducing farmers’ environmental footprint with the use of controlled release fertilizers Ronald Clemens - Global Category Manager Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers, ICL Specialty Fertilizers
  • Reduction of ammonia leaching compared to traditional fertilizer use
  • Calculating the reduction in carbon emissions from controlled release fertilizers
  • How controlled release fertilizers lower the emissions of GHGs
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Improved lab technologies to keep up with increasing demands from legislators Kees Langeveld - Member of the Board, Alsys International
  • What new regulation can we expect in the European fertilizer industry?
  • The impacts on quality control and laboratory equipment
  • 10:40
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  • 11:15
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Precision agriculture for improving crop yields in Europe James Lowenberg-DeBoer - Professor and Elizabeth Creak Chair of Agri-Tech Applied Economics, Harper Adams University
  • How digital solutions can enhance agricultural production
  • Assessing the cost-benefits of adopting new technology
  • Solutions for improving supply chain efficiency
  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Re-imagining Resources: From phosphorus recovery to enhanced efficiency fertilizers Molly Biedenfeld, Robert van Spingelen - Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
  • Understanding the process of struvite recovery for reuse
  • How recovered phosphates can add agronomic, environmental and economic value as fertilizer
  • Closing the loop: realizing the economic feasibility of the circular economy
  • 12:15
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  • 13:00
  • Closing Key Note: The role of fertilizers in a future circular food system with minimum GHG emissions. Antonius G.T. Schut - Assistant Professor – Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University
  • 12:45
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 17:00
  • Visit to ICL Fertilizers plant in Amsterdam

This production site in Amsterdam is one of the global leaders in phosphate recycling. In March, 2019, ICL opened the ICL Phosphate Recycling Unit on this site. This installation, co-funded by the Province of Noord-Holland, allows ICL to use phosphates from alternative sources (mainly sewage sludge ashes and bone meal ashes) for the production of fertilizers on an industrial scale. This circular innovation is yet another example of ICL’s strong commitment to sustainability. By using phosphate from alternative sources, we provide society with an innovative circular solution and also prepare ourselves for a future where phosphate rock will become an increasingly scarce source. This installation will allow ICL in Amsterdam to continue with the production of fertilizers that help feed the world for many years to come in a sustainable way.

Program

14.00 Arrival and registration

14.15 Presentation and Q&A with discussion about Phosphorus recovery into fertilizers:

  • Understanding the process of phosphate recycling
  • Can secondary phosphates be realistically used as fertilizer?
  • Economic feasibility of the circular economy

15.40 Walk outside to the ICL Phosphate Recycling Unit

16.00 End of visit

Places are available on a first come first served basis. Only available to conference attendees for an extra small admin charge of €50.

  • 17:00
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  • End of conference