New call for the Ivan Tolpe Prize 2023

In 2022 and early 2023, VCM welcomes new proposals of innovative technologies that contribute to sustainable and cost-efficient manure treatment.

All ideas dealing with a demand-driven problem from the sector (process optimisation, energy efficiency, optimal valorisation of nutrients from manure, etc.) can be submitted. The first award was presented in 2015 to a Flemish pig farmer, Marc Bollaert, who developed an innovative separation technique. In 2017, VCM awarded a German research institute that proposed an innovative technique to recover phosphorus from manure.

The participation form can be accessed via this link.
The competition rules can be accessed via this link.

The completed participation form must be submitted by Friday 10 March 2023 via The reception of your submission will be confirmed via e-mail.