3R-BioPhosphate Ltd.

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

9.75 Fte (11)

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  • Info

    3R-BioPhosphate Ltd.   (3R)

    EU Transparency Register

    239501011544-78 First registered on 11 Jul 2013

    Goals / Remit

    3R-BioPhoshate Ltd. is a technology intensive deeptech company playing a leading role in circular economical zero emission pyrolysis technology RTD, science/technology development, industrial engineering, and operations for recycling, upcycling and reuse of agri/food industrial by-product streams, concentrated phosphorus recovery, bio-phosphate production and applications. The company was established as a Swedish-Hungarian joint venture in 1989 with the ALSTOM subsidy Lang Machine Works (since 1870) and became an independent family owned company in 2001. Since 2002 the company has coordinated multiple large international research and development programs in the specific field of agri/food waste upcycling and economical recovery of phosphorus. Edward Someus is the original source and inventor of the “3R” Recycle-Recover-Reuse zero emission advanced pyrolysis technology, which has been developed specifically for animal by-product processing and Phosphorus recovery and reuse.

    Main EU files targeted

    The BioPhosphate is a recovered and economically high nutrient density (up to 36% P2O2 content) biofertiliser and adsorbent product for less cost, which is aiming organic horticultural, urban agricultural and water treatment applications in economical industrial scale. The commercial implementation of ABC innovation is linked to EU policy objectives: Circular Economy action plan, Fertilising Products Regulation EU 1009/2019, Green Deal, Critical Raw Materials EU2017/490 to replace the Cadmium and Uranium contaminated chemosynthetic mineral phosphate and other sustainability programmes. The aim is to secure reliable and undistorted access to raw materials is increasingly becoming an important factor for the EU’s competitiveness and, hence, crucial to the success of the Lisbon Partnership for growth and jobs. The phosphate rocks are listed on the CRMs list (COM (2017) 490) and Phosphorus is at the centre of Commission's actions to improve its sustainable use. Phosphate rock CRM is crucial to Europe’s security of food supply, economy and essential to maintaining and improving our quality of life and "there is a high supply risk due to concentrated production from three main countries, though it is close to the supply risk threshold. Corporate concentration for this material appears relatively high compared to other materials, rising over the past five years. The economic importance is moderately high, exceeding the criticality threshold. There is no recycled input and substitution is impossible in its main application as an input to fertilisers and other chemicals." (Report on critical raw materials for the EU, May 2014, DG ENTR). ABC is recovered phosphorus is a renewable fertilizer source that can substitute the increasingly scare mineral phosphates. The Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe – COM (2011) 571 – is setting up a milestone by 2020 that “incentives to healthier and more sustainable food production and consumption will be widespread and will have driven a 20% reduction in the food chain's resource inputs”. Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus – COM (2013) 517 - states that “greater recycling and use of organic phosphorus where it is needed could stabilise the amounts of mined phosphate required and mitigate the soil contamination and water pollution issues. This will then put us on track to close the phosphorus cycle in the long term, when the physical limitations of the resource will become increasingly important.” Estimates suggest that through resource efficiency, global fertilizer phosphorus use from primary sources can be reduced by 18%, compared to currently envisaged policies (COM (2011) 571 final).( n)By recycling and recovery of phosphorus from animal by-products and closing phosphorus cycle the ABC proposal is contributing to the implementation of EU “circular economy package” for turning Europe into more circular economy and boosting recycling and preventing the loss of valuable products and move us towards zero-waste. Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe – COM (2014)398 - is targeting to reduce food waste generation by 30% by 2025. The by-products from food production (P is mainly concentrated at bones) could recycle significant quantities of P, if properly managed.


    Head Office
    Biofarm Agri Research Station Biofarm Road 58/3 https://goo.gl/maps/wHxmZ7J1ChJ2
    Kajaszo 2472 - Pf.1 Biofarm
    EU Office
    Biofarm Agri Research Station Biofarm Road 58/3 https://goo.gl/maps/wHxmZ7J1ChJ2
    Kajaszo 2472 - Pf.1 Biofarm


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    Complementary Information

    Mr. Edward Someus: Swedish recycling and upcycling engineer. Born 1951; education: University of Lund in Sweden (1972 - 1978), graduated in 1978, M.Sc., Natural and Environmental Sciences. Core competence and specialization: PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY and BIOCHAR for agri applications with circular economy and resource recovery approach, Organic waste added value recycling and valorization by pyrolysis, carbon processing and reuse applications. Years of experience specifically in the fields of Phosphorus, nutrient/biochar recovery: 35.

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  • Categories


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  • Networking


    3R-BioPhosphate Ltd www.3Ragrocarbon.com, led by Someus providing strong policy support to reinforce interaction between policies, initiatives/economic sectors for circular bioeconomy and EU Fertilisers Regulation rev biochar/Phosphorus recovery/compost cases.
    Activities: S&T for P recovery, nutrient recycling, circular bioeconomy. Member in platforms/organisations:

    • NUTRIMAN Nutrient Management and Nutrient Recovery Thematic Network (2018-2031) www.nutriman.net
    • European Biochar Research Network (eBRN), Cost Action Biochar (TD1107), official national representative, cost.european-biochar.org (7 years)
    • European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, phosphorusplatform.eu (5 years)
    • Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, forum/sustainablephosphorusplatform (1 year)
    • TP organics Technology Platforms, tporganics.eu (5 years)
    • Agroinnova, www.agroinnova.unito.it (12 years)
    • BIOREFINE cluster, http://biorefine.eu, Interconnecting projects/people for nutrient cycling (3 years)
    • Member/active participation in the Hungarian Biomass cluster; Competitive Vegetable production cluster; FAO, Global Soil Partnership (7 years)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU Commission 295,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    SME#Green new deal#Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment

    Other activities

    Legislation support to the European Commission for the new EU27 fertiliser regulation, standardization and law harmonization of the compost/biochar technologies and safe products (FERTILISING PRODUCTS REGULATION).
    Reference: REFERTIL (289785), www.refertil.info and www.nutriman.net.

    The core knowledge/practice generated in the EU REFERTIL 289785 project and other related EU projects since 2002 (specific for Phosphorus recovery, biochar production and applications to efficiency improve the agronomic use of recycled/innovative P nutrients from organic sources with variable composition/characteristics) will contribute to:
    (1) Identify-list-assess P recovery technologies/innovative P fertilizer products.
    (2) Assess the agronomic value of the innovative P fertilizers: nutrient content/availability, application rate, impacts on soils physical/biological properties.
    (3) Assess the environmental safety of the innovative P fertilizers (quality, contaminants loads to soil/water environment linked to the application doses).
    (4) Develop recommendations (best practice farmers guide) to evaluate, select/measure the nutrient content/availability for crops.
    (5) Analyse economic/technical factors that stimulate/limit the use of the recovered P nutrients in agriculture, exploring the role of innovation/knowledge transfer.
    (6) Determination of strategies to adapt recovered P nutrient products to market demands. Development of P specific quality/safety standards for Fertiliser Regulation revision.
    (7) List of successful P recovery business cases.
    (8) Identification of P research needs/gaps.

  • Meetings


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