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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

MST-DRAENBEDARF GMBH
Address
Justus Von Liebig Str. 2
27239 Twistringen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000