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Development of sheep wool blocks to be used for greenhouse cultivation

Objective

The main novelty of Woolvation project is the introduction of an eco-innovative cultivation block for vegetable production in greenhouses that is made from a natural raw material (sheep wool), and being 100% bio-degradable it will have no negative impact on the environment. The introduction of Woolvation blocks means an entirely new application for sheep wool, whose chain-of-use will become 100% sustainable, from farm to farm, or from farm to biogas. The overall Woolvation idea has the ambition to
• Give sheep wool a new recovery potential, which will reduce wasted sheep wool to a minimum
• Minimise the use of rockwool in greenhouses, which become a hazardous waste after use
• Provide a new soil amending product (mixed with manure or pure) to farmers
• Provide new feedstock (mixed with manure) for bio-gas plants
To achieve that the aim of this Project is to study the feasibility of the Woolvation idea which will include a
a)technical feasibility tests
b)economic feasibility studies
c)business plan

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SMEINST-1-2014

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Coordinator

MST-DRAENBEDARF GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Justus von liebig str. 2
27239 Twistringen
Germany

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Diepholz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 21 429,00