Recycling of nutrient-rich wastes is becoming attractive as mineral deposits (P, K) are non-renewable or have a high-energy demand in manufacture (N). This collaboration between plant scientists, materials engineers and bio-recycling companies aims to design NextGen fertilisers. Benefits include environmentally sustainable, cost-effective nutrient supply systems to advance a circular economy without waste and pollution.

Location: St Lucia and Gatton

Expected outcomes: experience at the cutting-edge of innovative and highly interdisciplinary research, with opportunity for IP generation and future work in research, industry or government

Supervisors: Professor Susanne Schmidt, Dr Bronwyn Laycock

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Project members

Professor Susanne Schmidt

Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Affiliated Professor
Centre for Plant Science