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Development of an Innovative Industrial Bioreacting and Fermentation Process producing an Organic Insect Repellent-Fertilizer for Ecological farming

Objective

Our idea is to develop an “all-in-one” organic smell-free fertilizer and insecticide to increase yield of eco-crops, reduce costs, and reduce emissions to air & water that are common while using inorganic pesticides and fertilizers or fresh manure. The production of smell free fertilizer will be based on anaerobic fermenting of manure in a bioreactor. The insecticide production will be based on growing specific cyanobacteria proven to be insect repellent to cabbage root fly in a fermentation reactor for subsequent drying to a flake state. The final stage will consist of mixing the solid fertilizer with the small amounts of cyanobacterial flakes (1-10 kg flakes/100 ton fertilizer) to produce granules by protrusion technology with the moisture content of 5-10%. No industrial process can currently manufacture this combined insect repellent-fertilizer product due to lack of carrier substance for the insect repellent that also will add fertilizing value and delayed release. There exist currently no efficient organic product to control adult cabbage root fly. The following novel and innovative features will be developed: • Development of a drying technology for the cyanobacteria biomass to flakes with humidity 15-20% • Production of smell-free solid organic fertilizer from manure in <2 weeks/batch, humidity 20-30% • Development of an innovative and novel extruder chamber with an in-line humidity sensor feedback controlled heating and with vacuum drying of mixed fertilizer/insecticide to ensure rapid drying from ~20% down to 8 ± 2% before entering the compression zone of the extruder allowing a controlled co-extrusion with starch obtaining a fixed coating thickness with <10% variance • Development of a co-extrusion process to produce starch-coated pellets with a moisture content of 8 ± 2% ensuring even coating thickness of the total pellet surface that can be sold cost-effectively for €50/ton • Obtain €190 Mn in repellent-fertilizer & equipment sales for Year5

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/bioreactor
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

FELLESKJOPET AGRI SA
Address
Flyporten
2060 Gardermoen
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 363 256,29
Administrative Contact
Hallgeir Olsen (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Monte Bianco 22
89035 Bova Marina
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Barbara Galanti (Ms.)
LIETUVOS EKOLOGINES ZEMDIRBYSTES ASOCIACIJA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 266 391
Address
Donelaicio Str 2
44213 Kaunas
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Daiva Baltramaityte (Ms.)
Bioskiva AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 348 344
Address
N/a
7140 Opphaug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Svein Lilleengen (Mr.)
PSI (PHOTON SYSTEMS INSTRUMENTS), SPOL. SRO

Participation ended

Czechia
EU contribution
€ 1 897,74
Address
Drasov 470
664 24 Drasov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Trtilek (Mr.)
HASWELL MOULDING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 308 680
Address
Rice Bridge Industrial Estate Unit 3 Thorpe Le Soken
CO16 0HH Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geoff Haswell (Mr.)
SIEGFRIED KRIESTEN GARTEN UND LANDSCHAFTSBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 782
Address
Im Mahdental 6
71229 Leonberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Ploppa (Mr.)
TALAS JIRI - TALAS GARDENING

Participation ended

Czechia
EU contribution
€ 119,74
Address
Dolni 566
763 62 Tlumacov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jiri Talas (Mr.)
Coopaman S.C.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 936
Address
C/general Borrero 45
16660 Las Pedroneras (Cuenca)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julio Bacete Gomez (Mr.)
Nor-Tek Teknologisenter AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 122 183
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rune Nilsen (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 718,73
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
SOPRONI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 5 879
Address
Sopron Bajcsy Zsilinszky U 4
9400 Sopron
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vince ördög (Dr.)
NATURLAND - VERBAND FUR OKOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 319 252
Address
Kleinhaderner Weg 1
82166 Munchen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sabine Müller-Geese (Ms.)
GELTZ UMWELTTECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 958
Address
Kerschensteinerstrasse 6
75417 Muhlacker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilona Geltz (Ms.)
HECKMANN MASCHINENBAU UND VERFAHRENSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 16 425
Address
Hespenweg 20
27313 Dorverden Hulsen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henning Heckmann (Mr.)
VETEK MEZOGAZDASAGI TERMELO ES KERESKEDELMI KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 12 425
Address
Babits M Utca 56
2900 Komaron
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
István Gergely (Dr.)
MAGYAR BIOKULTURA SZOVETSEG TARSADALMI SZERVEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 34 072
Address
Anker Koz 2-4 / 3
1061 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Margit Gelencsér (Ms.)