Tangible and measurable social, economic and environmental benefits

From the idea to the final product

During the lifetime of the LIFE ENRICH project, a broad range of significant outputs and quantified achievements have been delivered in search of the most effective and efficient way to reach the main goal: provide effective and efficient solutions for the nutrient recovery and their further application.

Main outcome

ENRICH business model

determining the best strategy to follow for a profitable production and commercialization of the products made from recovered nutrients

Other outputs and achievements

Treatment and operational train for N an P recovery,

which enables to recover up to:


of P (>50% as struvite)


of N from wastewater

Reduction of


of the CO2 emissions associated to the conventional N-fertilizers production

Awareness raising and key stakeholders engagement

Guidelines for successful replication

of the demonstrated value chain in other EU countries

Reduction of 11% of the N2O emissions

by reducing N load to biological reactors

3.3% reduction of the total OPEX

of the WWTPs, including:


in aeration requirements


in dewatering energy consumption


in polymer requirement for dewatering


in sludge management


in antiscaling and maintenance due to uncontrolled P precipitation

Increased crop productivity,

staying above 110% of the Spanish average

See what we have done!