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DEVELOPING A POOL OF NOVEL AND ECO-EFFICIENT APPLICATIONS OF ZEOLITE FOR THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR

Objective

The agriculture sector is vital for food, feed and bio-fuel production, but at the same time it is a major cause of environmental pollution and natural resource depletion. Sustainable solutions are demanded that will enable agriculture to “produce more with less”: become more productive and less harmful to the environment and human health.
ECO-ZEO aims at the development of a new pool of Green crop protection products delivering a wide range of beneficial effects including reduced water consumption, increased crop yield, lower chemical input, crop protection and tolerance to abiotic stress and healthier conditions to workers in agriculture and agrochemical sectors.
The ECO-ZEO products will rely on the innovative application of Zeolite 4A to the surface of leaves and fruits, adapted strategies for sustainable crop protection (such as chromatic masking, behavior interference and biocontrol), novel use of sustainable active ingredients and pigments, andnew configurations of additives for enhanced performance of the coating. The developed crop protection solutions will be lab- and field trialed for four crops: apple, tomato, table grape and orange. The best performing solutions will be validated through demonstration with European farmers.
Sustainability, eco-efficiency and Life-cycle analyses will be performed throughout the project. Achieving both environmental and economic sustainability is one of the main added values of ECO-ZEO.
ECO-ZEO will be achieved by means of a new innovation process in agricultural green products based on the alliance of Academia, Agro-Biotech SMEs and Industry. Firm plans for the full-scale exploitation of the developed products and technology will ensure this alliance will translate into market presence.
The participation of SMEs is further enhanced by the allocation of 40,8% of EC Contribution to SMEs.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011-ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage
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Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 390 903,10
Administrative Contact
Jordi De La Cuesta (Mr.)

Participants (9)

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 143 484
Address
Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km
06000 Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Suat Yilmaz (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 242 754,91
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margo Baele (Mrs.)
3R-BioPhosphate Ltd.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 137 520
Address
Biofarm Road 58/3
2472 Kajaszo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edward Someus (Dr.)
CENTRO DE ASESORIA DOCTOR FERRER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 439,06
Address
Calle Ferran El Catolico 3
25200 Cervera Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Astrid Van Ginkel (Mrs.)
GALENIKA-FITOFARMACIJA AD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 171 796,01
Address
Batajnicki Drum Bb Zemun
11080 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gordan Savčić (Mr.)
FMC FORET SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 107 122,72
Address
Plaza Xavier Cugat 2
08174 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beatriz González (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 216 939,02
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
F.M. Brouwer (Dr.)
C E M ANALYTICAL SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 361 643,18
Address
Fernbank Road Glendale Park
SL5 8JB Ascot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Eustace (Dr.)
ASSEMBLEE DES REGIONS EUROPEENNES FRUITIERES LEGUMIERES ET HORTICOLESASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 91 170
Address
Min De Brienne 110 Quai De Paludate
33800 Bordeaux
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jacques Dasque (Mr.)