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17th December 2010
The recently released IFDC report on World Phosphate Reserves & Resources suggests there are substantially more phosphate rock reserves in the ground than previously estimated by USGS. Some argue this means we have hundreds of years of phosphate rock reserves remaining and hence removes peak phosphorus from the...
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15th December 2010
NASA-funded scientists claim arsenic can take the place of phosphorus in DNA from Mono Lake organisms. Does this fundamentally change the way we view phosphorus as a non-substitutable element? Some scientists are skeptical about the study's methodology. See the original article in Science at: http://www.sciencemag...
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10th November 2010
Will biofuels represent a large share of fertilizer demand in the future? Some believe the sudden increase in biofuel crop demand led to a sharp increase in demand for phosphate fertilizers and possibly contributed to the 2008 price spike...
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10th November 2010
The notion of peak phosphorus has been hotly contested in recent years by scientists, industry, media. Some argue the timeline scientists present is based on faulty...
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10th November 2010
Research in the area of sustainable phosphorus use linked to phosphorus scarcity and food security is growing. This means the number of PhD students in this field is also growing. Is there value in forming an informal PhD Sustainable P Network?
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Is "Mt/a of P" (i.e. million metric tonnes of phosphorus per year) the most appropriate unit for measuring P so that P content of mineral...

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