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Europe May Turn to Manure in Switch Away From Russian Fertilizer

  • Spain and Holland working on plan to develop biofertilizers
  • Ukraine war pushed global fertilizer prices to near records

The EU is weighing accelerating the development of manure-based fertilizers to limit reliance on Russian-made alternatives and the gas needed for domestic production.

The Spanish and Dutch governments are “opening a new focus” on treating manure and using it instead of traditional, gas-based products, Spanish Agriculture Minister Luis Planas said in an interview Monday. The pilot project has been discussed with the rest of the European Union’s agriculture ministers, whose reaction has been “positive.”