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Sales and production acceleration of EU saffron through an innovative cultivation and crop system that allows European producers to increase eco-efficiency, production and processing

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SaveEUSaffron (Sales and production acceleration of EU saffron through an innovative cultivation and crop system that allows European producers to increase eco-efficiency, production and processing)

Reporting period: 2015-07-01 to 2015-12-31

During the phase 1, CEAE has defined some important points:

During Phase 1 of the SME Instrument, it has acquired a deeper understanding of the techniques that are currently being used for collecting, cutting, and cleaning of the Saffron flowers.

To undertake the second phase of the project, TSR has undertaken during Phase 1 several important milestones, as for example, the incorporation of Saffron sector experts to the project.

Furthermore, SEAC has defined many crucial things for the Project (these have been explained in detail in the feasibility study):

• Modular cutting machine fixed in the place.
• Adaptable moving trays .
• Automation of the lines of trays.
• Control of variables in greenhouses.
• The incorporation to the process of stigmas separation tool from the flower.
During the phase 1, CEAE has developed the modular machine, and has identified the important points commented in the previopus point.
CEAE has estimated a large impact in the sector, so at the moment, there is not a similar tool in the Saffron activitities.
Modular cutting machine